Dissociative Drugs, Continued.

Charlotte drug and alcohol treatment centerWelcome back. In our last post, our Charlotte drug and alcohol treatment center began discussing dissociative drugs and how they can affect our bodies when used. In addition, each dissociative drug has both short and long term effects, often leading to addiction, withdrawal, and other physical effects when the drug isn't used.

Today, our Charlotte drug and alcohol treatment center will be blogging about a few more dissociative drugs and their effects during use.

Charlotte Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center: Dissociative Drugs

PCP – According to drugs.com, PCP was developed in the 1950s as an intravenous anesthetic. Due to the side effects, its development for human medical use was discontinued in the 1960s. It is also known on the street as:

  • Peace pill
  • Love boat
  • Hog
  • Boat
  • Angel dust

PCP is usually swallowed, smoked, or injected. According to drugs.com, a blank stare, rapid and involuntary eye movements, and an exaggerated gait are among the more observable effects. Auditory hallucinations, image distortion, severe mood disorders, and amnesia may also occur. In some users, PCP may cause acute anxiety and a feeling of impending doom; in others, paranoia and violent hostility, and in some, it may produce a psychosis indistinguishable from schizophrenia. Many believe PCP to be one of the most dangerous drugs to abuse.

Critical Effects:

  • Feelings of being separate from one’s body and environment
  • Violence
  • Slurred speech
  • Psychosis
  • Loss of coordination
  • Impaired motor function
  • Hallucinations
  • Analgesia
  • Aggression

Health Risks:

  • Anxiety
  • Tremors
  • Numbness
  • Memory loss
  • Nausea

Salvia

Salvia divinorum, known mostly as Salvia is also known as:

  • Shepherdess's Herb
  • Maria Pastora
  • Magic mint
  • Sally-D

Often chewed, swallowed, or smoked, salvia is not a registered controlled substance, but several states and countries have passed legislation to regulate its use.

Critical Effects:

  • Feelings of being separate from one’s body and environment
  • Violence
  • Slurred speech
  • Psychosis
  • Loss of coordination
  • Impaired motor function
  • Hallucinations
  • Analgesia
  • Aggression

Health Risks:

  • Anxiety
  • Tremors
  • Numbness
  • Memory loss
  • Nausea
  • Death

While dissociative drugs are typically used as a social partying drug, they may also be used among teens and young adults to de-stress and inhibit a more complex and enlightened sense of thinking or being. To ensure that your teens don't make the mistake of partaking in these dangerous, life-threatening drugs, use the information found here and in our previous post to help educate them on the drugs. The information you give them might be the only thing that helps them understand why it's so important to say no to drugs.

Do you have a teen that is suffering from a substance abuse problem? While it’s easy to believe that you are alone in this struggle, it's the farthest thing from the truth. Teens today are faced with serious peer pressure and have a great deal of exposure to street drugs. Regardless of how bad drug or alcohol use has become, help is always available. Contact our Charlotte drug and alcohol treatment center to get help, today. We are here to help your teen get back on track to a healthier, happier, drug-free life.

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