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Congress Considers Bill to Control Angel Dust

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Science  30 Jun 1978:
Vol. 200, Issue 4349, pp. 1463-1466
DOI: 10.1126/science.200.4349.1463

Abstract

"It gave me a feeling of importance, you know, kind of like, I felt like I was the whole—the whole world was revolving around me ... where you feel like you are that important and you find yourself withdrawing from everything that is real, and you live in a type of spiritualistic level, like everything is very symbolic, everything has double meanings and [you] completely lose touch with yourself."—Illicit user of PCP testifying during U.S. Senate hearings on a bill to control sales of the drug's chemical ingredients.