The powerful prescription
pain reliever, OxyContin has become a hot new street drug that has resulted
in more than 120 deaths nationwide. It will give you a high much like HIGH GRADE
heroin but with worse consequences. 5mg of OxyContin has as much active ingredient
(oxycodone) as one percocet. So chewing/snorting a 40mg OxyContin is like taking
8 percocets at once or a 80mg OxyContin is like taking 16 percocets all at once.
by the FDA in 1995, an opium derivative, which is the same active ingredient
in Percodan and Percocet. OxyContin is intended for use by terminal cancer patients
and chronic pain sufferers. Oxycontin addiction is a physical dependence that
is unavoidable when an individual is exposed to high doses of the drug for a
extended period of time. The body then adapts and develops a tolerance for Oxycontin.
The addiction is so powerful that it produces cravings. These cravings for Oxycontin
are the result of its impact on the individual's memory with feelings of pleasantness
and euphoria which the individual has come to associate with the taking of Oxycontin.
The subconscious memory then motivates the individual to seek this drug because
of its false imprint of Oxycontin.
withdrawal symptoms include but are not limited to:
- hot/cold sweats
- heart palpitations
- joints and
muscles in constant pain
- watery eyes
- excessive yawning