PCP (phencyclidine) was originally formulated as an IV anesthetic, but because the side effects include agitation and hallucination, it did not last long in this use. Unfortunately, it quickly became sought after as a street drug because of those same side effects. Like many illicit drugs, PCP is also highly addictive. Once dependence sets in, it becomes extremely difficult to stop using the drug. A treatment program at a professional rehab facility or substance abuse treatment center is necessary to rid the body of the drug and build an effective treatment plan that will get you to the end goal of a successful recovery. Contact the NuLife Behavioral Health team today at 888.568.2057 to learn more about treatment options.
Signs of PCP Addiction
PCP is also known as angel dust. It can create feelings of peaceful tranquility but also can have frightening effects. It can be smoked, snorted, smoked, injected, or ingested orally. The way that the drug affects the mind’s chemistry requires that more and more of the drug is necessary to feel the desired effect over time. This is the vicious cycle that leads to dependence and addiction.
Some signs to look out for to recognize that a loved one may be addicted to PCP include:
- Being disorientated
- Problems with vision and speech
- Having feelings of invincibility
- Clumsiness and confusion
- Numbness on the hands or feet
- Rapid heart rate
- High blood pressure
When PCP misuse is paired with a co-occurring mental health disorder, there can be an even more extreme loss of self-control, resulting in potentially violent acts. Help yourself or a loved one get the help they need—without delay—to ensure the health and well-being of the individual and those around them.
How PCP Addiction Treatment Can Help
Recovery from PCP addiction is possible with the right support and treatment plan. While loved ones want to be a source of support, they don’t always know how to help without enabling harmful behaviors. At NuLife Behavioral Health, you will receive an outpatient treatment plan customized for you and your unique needs. Depending on the severity of the addiction, your treatment plan may include going through medically supervised detox prior to coming to our outpatient facility in Massachusetts. PCP withdrawal can be severe and should not be done without medical supervision in a professional detox facility. Treatment at NuLife Behavioral Health includes evidence-based modalities as well as holistic therapies and support groups to help those in our care build healthy coping skills.
If you’re considering your options when it comes to outpatient versus residential treatment, it’s important to consider the advantages of outpatient treatment. These include:
- You can still go to work or school
- You can lean on a strong sober support network at home
- You can attend treatment and sleep in your own bed at home each night
- You can take advantage of flexible treatments to work with your schedule
- You can enjoy a lower cost of treatment as compared to residential treatment
No matter where you are on the journey to recovery, NuLife Behavioral health can support your progress.
Contact NuLife Behavioral Health for Effective PCP Addiction Treatment in Massachusetts
When you are ready to get your life back on track, contact the team at NuLife Behavioral Health. We will walk you through all of the outpatient treatment options we offer and help you get started with effective, life-changing treatment. If you’re reaching out for a loved one, we can answer all of your questions and help you make the best decisions for their care.