Oxycodone & Oxycontin
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Slang Terms: Oxy, O.C., Killers

  • Developed in Germany in 1916, Oxycodone is an opioid created to improve the effects of already existing medications like morphine to make them more tolerable. It is still prescribed to relive severe and chronic pain and has been known to help those suffering with severe IBS.
  • Anyone taking Oxycodone, whether addicted or medically prescribed, can experience negative effects such as nausea, memory loss, nightmares, constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, itching, heavy sweating, and more.
  • Long-term use of Oxycodone alters dopamine levels in the brain creating an increase in tolerance to the drug resulting in a user to find and get more each time.
  • Oxycodone is most commonly recognized as medications that are administered in tablets or capsules.
  • When misused, these medications are sometimes crushed and snorted, or broken down with liquid and injected.
  • High doses can cause severe shallow breathing, clammy skin, restricted breath, reparatory arrest, and even death

Oxycodone & Oxycontin Addicts Can Recover

The first step is detoxification and can take place in a medical or residential setting. This is ideal for a person who wants to live 100% clean and sober.

In attempting to stop the use of Oxycodone, a gradual reduction of dose, or “weaning”, is highly recommended to reduce withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain, and fevers.

This process is done in a medical detox program involving monitoring of vital organs and other symptoms as the substance is cleared from the body

After complete detoxification most addicts who choose complete abstinence have better outcomes committing to a residential treatment center for thirty to ninety days.

There are also no cost 12-step help programs such as Narcotics Anonymous.

If you or your loved one is seeking help Hopelinks is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week – call today 866 806 2821.

We look forward to helping you and your loved one.

References

STREET DRUGS: a drug identification guide 2010
National Institute on Drug Abuse:
http://drugabuse.gov/

Medline Plus:
http://nih.gov/

The Vaults of Erowid:
http://www.erowid.org/pharms/oxycodone/oxycodone.shtml

DrugFree.Org:
http://www.drugfree.org/drug-guide/depressants

Project Know:
http://www.projectknow.com/research/lsd/

Drugs.Com:
http://www.drugs.com/search.php?searchterm=LSD

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