The Facts About Angel Dust and It's frightening Impact on Youth Worldwide
Here is what is happening on the ground, right now, perhaps in your own child's school playground:
“Some days ago, an immature 10 year old was caught in the act of using drugs at school, and has now been threatened with his life because he has dared talk about his experiences, and the source of the illicit materials.”
A mother spoke out, revealing the shocking facts about the pervading and pernicious infiltration of dangerous drugs into the school system in her area. Her heart-rending account was portrayed in an incident which involved two young boys, aged 14 and 10, who were arrested by an undercover member of the police, posing as a staff member on a temporary assignment at the school.
In this case, because of their extreme youth, they were not charged, and released into the custody of their respective parents. The scary part was the fact that they were threatened by OTHER CHILDREN of the same age group!
The mother of one of the boys says that her son is now more than terrified, because he has to be taken directly to the class, and handed over to the teacher. In the afternoon, the mother comes & fetches him again, from the class. He is too scared to go out during his break., because, he says, they will stab him to death if he talks.
The one mother relates that the effect of the 'Angel Dust' on her son was horrific: “His mouth and throat were badly scarred, and inflamed”
In view of all this, I felt it is necessary to get people better informed about the scourge that is creeping into, and taking over the lives of young children, our next generation.
Here are some facts about the drug:
Angel dust (Phencyclidine) (PCP) is a recreational, dissociative drug formerly used as an anesthetic agent , inducing hallucination, and was developed way back in 1926.
Although the primary psychoactive effects of the drug last for a few hours, the total elimination rate from the body typically extends 8 days or longer. Angel Dust is retained in fatty tissue of the human body. The most troubling effects are its psychotic features, together with an immunity to pain.
It is postulated that Angel Dust can cause certain types of brain damage, and has also been shown to induce symptoms similar to schizophrenia.
Angel Dust began to emerge as a “recreational” drug in major cities in the USA way back in 1967, and comes in both powder and liquid forms, but typically it is sprayed onto leafy material such as cannabis or even parsley leaves and then smoked.
Method of absorption
The term "embalming fluid" is often used to refer to the liquid Angel Dust in which a cigarette is dipped, to be ingested through smoking, commonly known as "boat" or "water." The name most likely originated from Angel Dust's "numbing" effect and the feeling of physical dissociation from the body, and has led to the widespread (mistaken) belief that the liquid is made up of or contains real embalming fluid. Occasionally, however, some users and dealers have, believing this myth, used real embalming fluid mixed with Angel Dust.
In its pure form, Angel Dust is a yellow oil. Upon treatment with hydrogen chloride gas, the oil precipitates into white-tan crystals or powder. In this form, Angel Dust can be “insufflated” (blowing the powder or vapor into a bodily cavity) depending upon the purity.
However, most Angel Dust on the illicit market contains a number of contaminants as a result of makeshift manufacturing, causing the color to range from tan to brown, and the consistency to range from powder to a gummy mass.
Effects on People
Behavioral effects can vary by dosage. Small doses produce a numbness in the extremities and intoxication, characterized by staggering, unsteady gait, slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and loss of balance. High doses may lead to convulsions and death.
Psychological effects include paranoia, and also hallucinations and suicidal tendencies, together with aggressive behavior. The drug has been known to alter mood states in an unpredictable fashion, causing some individuals to become detached, and others to become animated. Intoxicated individuals may act in an unpredictable fashion, possibly driven by their delusions and hallucinations. Occasionally, this leads to bizarre acts of violence.
Included in the portfolio of behavioral disturbances are acts of self-injury and attacks on others or destruction of property. The analgesic properties of the drug can cause users to feel less pain, and persist in violent or injurious acts as a result. Recreational doses of the drug can also induce a psychotic state that resembles schizophrenic episodes which can last for months at a time with toxic doses. Users generally report an "out-of-body" experience where they feel detached from reality, or one's consciousness seems somewhat disconnected from consensus reality.
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References: Wikipedia Commons