City of Alexandria Warns of Recent Spike in PCP Overdoses

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City of Alexandria Warns of Recent Spike in PCP Overdoses

For Immediate Release: December 13, 2019

The City of Alexandria has responded to eight overdoses related to suspected phencyclidine (PCP) use in the past two months, one of which was fatal. City officials are concerned about the potency and deadly nature of the PCP being distributed and used in the region. While any use of PCP is dangerous and illegal, City officials are urging residents to be aware that the drug could be extremely concentrated or mixed with something unusual that is resulting in life-threatening situations.

If you or someone you care about needs help with addiction, call 703.746.3636 (Virginia Relay 711), 24 hours a day. Individuals who do not live in Alexandria can find treatment options at samhsa.gov or by calling 800.662.HELP (4357).

If you have information regarding past overdoses, call the Alexandria Police Department at 703.746.6277.

For life-threatening situations, call 911 immediately.

For media inquiries, contact Craig Fifer, Director of Communications and Public Information, at craig.fifer@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3965.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/112798.

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