Phencyclidine (PCP) is a dissociative hallucinogen that is illegal in the United States. Even so, it is sometimes bought and sold on the street for recreational use.
According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the average cost of PCP, also known as Angel Dust, in the United States ranges between $5 to $300.
That price largely depends on the amount of PCP purchased, the drug form, and other factors.
What Is The Street Price For PCP?
How much a person may spend on PCP in 2022 will depend largely on the amount and form of PCP (e.g. powder, tablet).
Common quantities include:
- by the gram
- by the ounce
- by the half-ounce
- by the tablet
- by the dipper (i.e. a marijuana joint or cigarette dipped in liquid PCP)
PCP is typically used in small amounts. The average dose of PCP is 5 to 10 milligrams (mg) for most people.
What Does PCP Cost Per Gram?
A gram of PCP will cost about $20 to $30 on average. A gram is equivalent to 1000 milligrams, or 0.005 to 0.01, the average PCP dose.
What Does PCP Cost Per Ounce?
An ounce of the liquid form of PCP costs $200 to $300.
How Much Is A Half Ounce Of PCP?
A half-ounce of liquid PCP could cost $100 to $150. This cost is calculated as half of the average street price for an ounce. The actual street price may vary.
How Much Does A PCP “Dipper” Cost?
One “dipper” containing PCP costs $10 to $20, according to the DEA. A dipper is a cannabis joint or cigarette that has been dipped in liquid phencyclidine.
How Much Does A PCP Tablet Cost?
The cheapest form of PCP is PCP in tablet form. A single tablet of PCP costs between $5 to $15 depending on its purity, availability, and other factors.
What Factors Can Affect The Cost Of PCP?
The asking price for PCP sold through an online retailer, on the street, or through another illicit drug source, can vary.
Factors that can affect the street price of PCP include:
- quantity purchased
- purity/quality of the drug
- drug form (e.g. tablet, powder, liquid)
- where you live
- where it’s made
- where you buy from (e.g. online, from a dealer)
- supply and demand
These factors can also affect the price of other street drugs, including LSD, crack cocaine, methamphetamine (meth), amphetamine, and illicit opioids.
What Is PCP?
PCP is an illicit, fully synthetic drug. It’s a schedule II controlled substance with a high potential for abuse and physical or psychological dependence (addiction).
Common street names for PCP include:
- angel dust
- tic tac
- rocket fuel
- embalming fluid
PCP is commonly sold for recreational use at parties, raves, and clubs. That makes it similar to other illicit “club drugs” like MDMA, psilocybin, and ketamine (Special K).
Why Do People Buy PCP?
Phencyclidine is what’s known as a “party drug,” meaning it’s most commonly used recreationally at parties, raves, or other large social gatherings.
It’s known to cause an out-of-body experience, with effects typically kicking in within a few minutes of use. Effects may last anywhere from a few hours to several days.
PCP Abuse And Addiction
Dissociative drugs like PCP can become addictive, according to the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
Thousands of Americans, largely young adults, report using hallucinogens each year. Repeated use may lead to a pattern of substance abuse and PCP addiction.
Millions of people in the United States struggle with some form of drug or alcohol use disorder.
Common signs of PCP addiction include an inability to stop your drug use, and experiencing withdrawal symptoms such as cravings, headache, and sweating.
Treatment Options For Drug Abuse And Addiction
You can find treatment for PCP abuse or addiction, as well as help for any co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues, at rehab centers throughout the United States.
Some of the most effective treatment options for drug addiction include:
Find Treatment For PCP Abuse At Bedrock Recovery Center
If you or a loved one are abusing PCP, or have developed an addiction, our treatment professionals may be able to help.
Bedrock Recovery Center is a leading drug addiction treatment facility located in Massachusetts that offers detox and residential drug treatment programs.
Call our helpline today to learn more about PCP abuse, addiction, and treatment options for PCP abuse at our Massachusetts treatment center.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) — Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the U.S. Results from the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)
- U.S. Department of Justice: Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) — Controlled Substance Schedules
- U.S. Department of Justice: Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) — PHENCYCLIDIINE (Street Names: PCP, Angel Dust, Supergrass, Boat, Tic Tac, Zoom, Shermans)
- U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) — Hallucinogens DrugFacts
- U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) — Hallucinogens
- U.S. National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus — Substance use - phencyclidine (PCP)
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