Oxycodone is a prescription pain reliever that doctors prescribe for moderate to severe pain.
Oxycodone is a kind of opioid – it is a semi-synthetic drug that has a similar psychoactive effect to heroin. In high doses, oxycodone can produce feelings of intense pleasure and euphoria. You can crush and snort or inject the tablets, and it is one of the most commonly abused drugs in the United States.
Opioid pain relievers are highly addictive. They cause changes in the brain that make you want to seek and use the drug compulsively. While it is possible to develop an addiction to oxycodone using it exactly as your prescription says, abusing it makes it much more likely.
Opioid addiction and prescription drug abuse is a nationwide public health crisis in the United States. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioids in 2017.
Abusing oxycodone may lead to long-term health problems, including an increased risk of a heart attack. It also increases the likelihood of overdose.
Research by the WHO suggests that drug use is responsible for around 500,000 deaths worldwide every year. More than 70% of these deaths are related to opioids, and more than 30% of those deaths are from overdose.
Oxycodone addiction can be dangerous. However, addiction is treatable, and beginning rehabilitation can be a life-changing decision.
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