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Phencyclidine better known as PCP was initially developed as an intravenous anesthesia medication in the 1950s but was later discontinued for human use due to its severe side effects. However, it soon found its way into the illegal drug market and gained popularity as a recreational substance.

One of the key reasons phencyclidine is highly problematic and addictive is its unpredictable nature. It can lead to a wide range of psychological and physical effects, including hallucinations, distorted perceptions, and feelings of detachment from one’s body. Additionally, phencyclidine can cause agitation, aggression, and even self-destructive behavior.

Short-term effects of PCP, a dissociative drug, include altered sensory perceptions, feelings of detachment, confusion, hallucinations, increased heart rate and blood pressure, redness, sweating, nausea, numbness, and coordination issues. Higher doses can lead to psychotic symptoms, panic, aggression, violent behavior, severe physiological changes, and potentially death. Combining PCP with depressants like alcohol or benzodiazepines can result in extremely slowed breathing, coma, or respiratory arrest. PCP use can also necessitate medical sedation to manage psychosis or aggressive behavior and can lead to dangerous actions due to altered perceptions.

Long-term effects of PCP can persist for over a year after stopping its use and include anxiety, social withdrawal, speech and memory difficulties, depression, and suicidal thoughts. Repeated PCP use can lead to tolerance, dependence, withdrawal symptoms, and the development of a substance use disorder or addiction, characterized by compulsive use despite harmful consequences.

The addictive properties of phencyclidine can take a toll on your overall well-being, affecting your relationships, work, and personal life. Recognising the signs of addiction to phencyclidine is essential. Common indications may include a strong craving for the drug, neglecting responsibilities, and experiencing withdrawal symptoms when attempting to quit.

    Addiction and Mental Health

    Treatment Services

    Founded in 2008, WeDoRecover has evolved from an advisory service for addiction treatment into a comprehensive provider of care, following its 2019 merger with Changes Addiction Rehab in Johannesburg. Specializing in connecting patients to top-tier addiction treatment centers in the UK, South Africa, and Thailand, WeDoRecover supports individuals globally, including those from the United Arab Emirates and Europe. Accepting both South African medical aid and international health insurance, the organization facilitates access to high-quality treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders, offering individualized care that addresses the physical, mental, and social needs of patients.

    Our team, led by Gareth Carter, offers empathetic and professional support, guiding you through every step of the treatment process. Whether you're in South Africa or abroad, our acceptance of various insurance plans makes quality care accessible, providing a platform for lasting recovery and a healthier future.

    Inpatient Rehab

    Our rehab care is a good option if you are at risk of experiencing strong withdrawal symptoms when you try stop a substance. This rehab option would also be recommended if you have experienced recurrent relapses or if you have tried a less-intensive treatment without success.


    If you're committed to your sobriety but cannot take a break from your daily duties for an inpatient program. Outpatient rehab treatment might suit you well if you are looking for a less restricted format for addiction treatment or simply need help with mental health.


    Therapy can be good step towards healing and self-discovery. If you need support without disrupting your routine, therapy offers a flexible solution for anyone wishing to enhance their mental well-being or work through personal issues in a supportive, confidential environment.

    Mental Health

    Are you having persistent feelings of being swamped, sad or have sudden surges of anger or intense emotional outbursts? These are warning signs of unresolved trauma mental health. A simple assesment by a mental health expert could provide valuable insights into your recovery.

    Finding the right rehab close to you is simple with WeDoRecover. Our network includes the finest rehab centers, ensuring personalised, quality care for your recovery needs. Let Gareth Carter and our empathetic team help guide you to a center that feels right for you, offering expert care and support. Start your healing today by choosing a rehab that's not just close to you, but also that truly cares about your loved ones recovery.

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