Dissociative Drugs

Dissociative Drugs

Dissociative Drugs

Dissociative drugs include such drugs as etamine and PCP. They can cause a person to feel disassociated from their body, or feel detached from his/her surroundings.

Effects

Dissociative drugs can produce feelings of detachment such that users experience distortions of space, time and body. Some report feeling invulnerable or to have exaggerated strength while others may become confused, experience panic, anxiety and depression.

Risks

Dissociative drugs like PCP are often associated with violent behavior. Users experience similar metabolic effects as hallucinogens along with blurred vision, dizziness, and a decreased awareness of pain. At higher doses, loss of coordination and severe muscle contractions along with kidney damage can occur. At very high does, convulsions, coma, hyperthermia and death can result.