3-Hydroxyphencyclidine (3-HO-PCP) is a dissociative of the arylcyclohexylamine class related to phencyclidine (PCP) that has been sold online as a designer drug.
Very little research exists on the use and misuse of 3-HO-PCP.
7/30/2021 – According to the NDEWS Web Monitoring Team, led by Dr. Elan Barenholtz and PhD candidate Paul Morris of the Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics (MPCR) Lab at Florida Atlantic University, the drug 3-HO-PCP has appeared frequently in Reddit discussions. 3-HO-PCP is a dissociative and designer drug which has been mentioned hundreds of times each month in drug-related Subreddits. Since the beginning of 2021, monthly first-time mentions of the drug by unique commenters have doubled, coinciding with growth in total mentions. This recent trend in online mentions may signal emerging real-world interest in 3-HO-PCP and other designer dissociative drugs.
Methodological note: Data are based on word counts derived from algorithmic monitoring of ~80 drug-oriented Subreddits. No personally identifiable or post-specific information is incorporated in this monitoring process.