Common Street Names
  • Oxy 
  • Hillbilly Heroin
  • Oxycotton 
  • Poor Man’s Heroin
  • Oxy 80’s 
  • Percs 
Oxycodone is an opiate drug used for moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is a cousin of morphine and is the main ingredient in such drugs as Oxycontin, Percocet, Percodan, and Tylox. The drug works as a central nervous system depressant and has effects similar to heroin. Oxycontin is a little different from the others in the way that it is prepared. Oxycontin has a larger dose of Oxycodone in a timed-released coating allowing for a duration of about 12 hours when taken orally. Unfortunately, abusers have found ways to get rid of the timed-released coating to get the full dose at once, increasing effects and risks.

Possible Effects
  • Sense of well-being & calmness 
  • Depression
  • Brief Euphoria 
  • Dizziness
  • Lack of interest 
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Drowsiness 
  • Flushing of the skin
  • Sweating Itchy skin or rash
  • Dry Mouth 
  • Slowed breathing & Heart rate
  • Headache 
  • Slowed Digestion & Constipation
  • Weakness 

Oxycodone can be very expensive on the black market. Some users switch to heroin because it’s often cheaper

Symptoms of Over-Dose
  • Pinpoint Pupils 
  • Low Body Temperature
  • Very Slow Heart Rate 
  • Seizures
  • Slow, Shallow Breathing 
  • Coma
Oxycodone is very addictive and produces tolerance and withdrawal. Withdrawal of Oxycodone is not a pleasant experience and often leaves users quickly rethinking their decision to quit. Symptoms of withdrawal begin about 6 hours after the last use and can include:
  • Abdominal Cramps 
  • Runny Nose/Eyes
  • Nausea & Vomiting 
  • Racing Thoughts
  • Diarrhea 
  • Body Shakes
  • Sweating 
  • Leg Aches
  • Insomnia 
  • Extreme Drug Craving
  • Anxiety 
  • Extreme Sound Intolerance

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