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NCJ Number: 65780 Find in a Library
Title: PCP (PHENYLCYCLOHEXYLPIPERIDINE) AND THE HALLUCINOGENS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Police Science Services, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Sponsoring Agency: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Police Science Services, Inc
Niles, IL 60648
Publication Number: PSS 830
Sale Source: Police Science Services, Inc
6633 West Howard Street
Niles, IL 60648
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FOCUSING ON PCP AND HALLUCINOGENS SUCH AS LSD AND MESCALINE, THIS SLIDE PROGRAM FOR POLICE COVERS TYPES OF HALLUCINOGENS, CLANDESTINE LABORATORIES, TYPICAL EFFECTS, RECOGNIZING USERS, AND LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS.
Abstract: SOME OF THE MOST COMMONLY ABUSED HALLUCINOGENS INCLUDE LSD, MESCALINE, PSILOCYBIN, PCP, AND A VARIETY OF OTHER DRUGS KNOWN BY SUCH INITIALS AS DOM, STP, THC, AND OTHERS. ALL ARE EXTREMELY POWERFUL AND UNPREDICTABLE DRUGS. THEY CAN PRODUCE PLEASURABLE DISTORTIONS IN THE WAY THEIR USERS PERCEIVE THEIR WORLD, OR CAUSE SUCH UNPLEASANT SIDE EFFECTS AS NAUSEA, DIARRHEA, AND CRAMPS AS WELL AS TERRIFYING MENTAL EFFECTS. MANY HALLUCINOGENS CAN BE PRODUCED IN CLANDESTINE LABORATORIES OR OBTAINED FROM SUCH READILY AVAILABLE SOURCES AS MORNING GLORIES, A COMMON FLOWERING VINE; ANANITA; MUSHROOMS; COLEUS, A COMMON HOUSE PLANT; AND JIMSON WEED. ALTHOUGH MOST HALLUCINOGENS ARE TAKEN ORALLY, SOME ARE INHALED OR INJECTED. ONE OF TODAY'S MORE POPULAR STREET DRUGS, PCP MAY BE SWALLOWED EITHER AS A PILL OR IN A CAPSULE, 'SNIFFED' OR 'SNORTED' IN THE SAME MANNER AS COCAINE, OR SMOKED AFTER BEING SPRAYED ON PLANT MATERIAL. USERS MAY EXPERIENCE A SENSE OF EUPHORIA, A STATE OF DEPERSONALIZATION, OR AUDITORY HALLUCINATIONS AT HIGHER DOSES. TO RECOGNIZE THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS ON A PERSONS' BEHAVIOR, POLICE SHOULD BE ALERT TO CLUES LIKE THE PRESENCE OF THE DRUGS THEMSELVES (OFTEN DIFFICULT TO DETECT AS HALLUCINOGENS ARE SOLD IN A VARIETY OF FORMS) OR THE PARAPHERNALIA ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR USE. SOME TELL-TALE SIGNS OF DRUG ABUSE SUCH AS DIZZINESS OR STAGGERING ARE NOTED. AN INSTRUCTOR'S MANUAL AND STUDY NOTES ARE INCLUDED. (WJR)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Drug abuse education; Drug detection; Drug effects; Drug law enforcement; Drug sources; Hallucinogens; LSD (acid); PCP (phencyclidine hydrochloride)
Note: THE KIT CONTAINS 80 COLOR SLIDES, AN AUDIOCASSETE, STUDY NOTES, AND A 32 PAGE INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE. RENTAL ALSO AVAILABLE.
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