PCP, or Phencyclidine, is making a comeback, especially among young teens. Nationally, 1% of high school students report having smoked PCP, a/k/a Angel Dust. But in DC, the figure is 10%, 10 times the national average. In recent news, Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriot, is reported to have used PCP prior to allegedly murdering a friend. http://ti.me/1916ZMf
According new results from the 2012 National Survey of Drug Use, the median age of first use of PCP is 16.6 years old. That’s the youngest age for first use of any illicit drug. That mean that 50% of the kids who smoke PCP try it for the first time before they are 16 1/2 years old.
By comparison, the median age for first use of Ecstasy, often considered a youth culture drug, is 20.3 years of age – almost 4 years later. Young kids are experimenting with PCP…
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