Effects of oxycodone on the brain (INFOGRAPHIC)
Oxycodone and the brain
Oxycodone, also called “Hillbilly Heroin” on the streets, has a strong abuse and addiction potential, but how are the functional and structural changes in the brain reflected in a person’s behavior, mood, psychological health, or emotional state? We cover oxycodone side effects on the brain in the infographic above. More here, and a place for your questions at the end.
How the brain is affected by oxycodone
Oxycodone changes the brain by acting at the opiate receptors, and especially at the brain’s reward center. As a result, it produces the following effects:
- addiction(how addictive is oxycodone?)
- cravings for oxycodone
- feelings of relaxation
- respiratory depression
Changes in the brain have an effect on your behavior, mood and emotions. Consequently, possible side effects from oxy, include:
- cognitive impairments
- mood swings
- sleep problems
- violent behavior
Effects of oxycodone on the brain questions
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