Behavior: Coke and Angel Dust

Federal and local authorities last week reported disturbing increases in the use of a dangerous new street drug called PCP and unexpected side effects in one of the oldest of highs—cocaine. A summary of the findings:

PCP. To chemists, it is known as phencyclidine hydrochloride, but youngsters on this latest and fastest-spreading high know it as "angel dust," "rocket fuel" and "goon." The substance packs such an unpredictable wallop that the user may lapse into a coma, hallucinate or bristle with hostility. In California and elsewhere, use of the drug —especially among teen-agers—has reached epidemic proportions. It accounts for...

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