PCP (PHENCYCLIDINE)

WHAT IS IT?

PCP is a synthetically produced hallucinogen

STREET NAMES

Angel Dust, Boat, Crystal, Embalming Fluid, Hog, Ozone, Rocket Fuel, Shermans, Supergrass, Tic Tac, Wack, Zoom

HOW IT IS TAKEN

  • Tablets, capsules are swallowed
  • In powder form, snorted
  • Leafy material sprayed or dipped in liquid and smoked 

HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE BODY?

  • Dissociative drug, induces distortion of sight and sound and produces feelings of detachment
  • Disorientation, delirium
  • Sedation, immobility, amnesia
  • Numbness, slurred speech, loss of coordination
  • Feeling of strength, power, and invulnerability
  • Increased blood pressure, rapid and shallow breathing, elevated heart rate and temperature
  • Addictive

Reference: https://www.justthinktwice.gov/drugs/pcp-phencyclidine

Barbiturates

WHAT IS IT?

Barbiturates are a depressant drug used to help sleep, relieve anxiety and muscle spasms, prevent seizures.

Prescribed names: Fiorina®, Pentothal®, Seconal®, or Nembutal®.

STREET NAMES

Barbs, Block Busters, Christmas Trees, Goof Balls, Pinks, Red Devils, Reds & Blues, Yellow Jackets

HOW IT IS TAKEN

Swallowing a pill or injecting a liquid

HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE BODY?

  • Lack of inhibition, relief of anxiety, sleepiness; impairment of memory, judgment and coordination; irritability
  • Paranoia and suicidal thought
  • Tolerance is easily developed, requiring larger doses each time
  • Overdose can occur easily and can be fatal.
    • Signs: Shallow respiration, clammy skin, dilated pupils, weak and rapid pulse, coma

Reference: https://www.justthinktwice.gov/drugs/barbiturates

Parent Toolkit for Talking to your Teen about Substances

Operation Prevention breaks down opioid substance use. They go through the basics of opioids, facts v. myths, parenting styles, and finally how to start the discussion on substance use with your child. It breaks down discussion points for each age group and helps hone you’re skills for starting a discussion with your child.

Follow the link below to read the toolkit:

https://www.operationprevention.com/#parent-toolkit

Heroin

WHAT IS IT?

Heroin is an opiate (narcotic) drug processed from morphine and extracted from certain poppy plants. Heroin comes in a white or brownish powder, or a black sticky substance known as “black tar heroin.” Often “cut” with other drugs or substances such as sugar or powdered milk. User is unaware how much actual heroin is being used, creating likelihood of overdose.

STREET NAMES

Big H, Black Tar, Chiva, Hell Dust, Horse, Negra, Smack, Thunder


HOW IT IS TAKEN

Injected, smoked, or sniffed/snorted. High purity heroin is usually snorted or smoked.

HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE BODY?

  • Highly addictive
  • Initial surge of euphoria or “rush,” followed by a twilight state of sleep and wakefulness
  • Physical symptoms of use include: drowsiness, respiratory depression, constricted pupils, nausea, a warm flushing of the skin, dry mouth, and heavy extremities
  • Overdose symptoms: slow and shallow breathing, blue lips and fingernails, clammy skin, convulsions, coma, and possible death

Reference: https://www.justthinktwice.gov/drugs/heroin