A new hazardous drug called “wet” has been gaining popularity among teenagers and adults in their early twenties. Wet is an embalming fluid, sometimes a combination of PCP and marijuana, or both; the drug is ingested by smoking tobacco or marijuana that has been soaked in this fluid and then dried.
Wet is fairly cheap at about $20 a piece, according to ABC News’ Joann Loviglio. Wet also goes by the names fry, illy, amp and water.
Side effects of wet include visual and auditory hallucinations, euphoria, increased pain tolerance, anger, forgetfulness, and paranoia. Stronger symptoms include an overwhelming desire to disrobe and a strong distaste for meat.
Wet is known to be highly addictive and it can be deadly. The Daily Beast wrote about wet and its effects in this article. Writer Jeff Deeney interviewed Nelly, a former wet user. “[Nelly] first got into the drug while hustling crack almost 10 years ago when he was in his early twenties, and kept smoking until he was nearly 30. He says that for years prior to smoking his first dipper, he consumed a heavy daily diet of potent blunt-wrapped weed, the same stuff that most Philly dealers smoke from sundown to sunup while working the corner. Bored with his usual weed high, Nelly saw wet as a change of pace.”
Wet may seem like the new drug on the block, but it is just a re-branding of angel dust from the 1980s. Unfortunately, there are not many studies about the effects of wet, although most doctors say it is very similar to PCP. If you or someone you love is abusing wet or PCP, please do not hesitate to call us at Inspirations for Youth and Families at (888) 757-6237.