How can opioid or opiate dependence be treated with a prescription for another opioid? More here.
Addiction can be identified via three (3) main characteristics of use: cravings, loss of control, and continued use despite negative consequences to your life. More on other telltale signs and behaviors related to oxycodone here.
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, […]
Oxycodone is an opiate used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It works by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain. More on oxycodone here.
OxyContin contains oxycodone, but includes a time-release mechanism so that the pain-killing effect lasts longer (meaning the drug does not have to be taken as often). But do oxycodone and OxyContin differ in other ways, also? We review here.
Specific signs indicate a person is addicted to oxycodone. Increased tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, and obsessive thinking about oxycodone are a few. More signs of oxycodone addiction here.
Smoking extracts less than 12% of oxycodone, with a foul taste and slight euphoric high. So smoking oxycodone is one of the least effective methods of administration for this opioid. But what does smoking oxycodone do to your body? Potential side effects include vomiting, itchy skin or headache. More here on risks and warnings of smoking oxycodone to get high.
Can snorting oxycodone get you high? What dangers or risks are present and can they be avoided? More on snorting Oxycodone effects here.
Can you overdose on oxycodone? Yes. It is possible to overdose on oxycodone, especially when oxycodone addictive effects compel you to increase dosage or you begin mixing alcohol with oxycodone. Here we review what happens to the body when you overdose, as well as what medical interventions help treat an oxycodone OD. If you need […]
Controlled release oxycodone can cause overdose in single doses > 40 mg or total daily doses > 80 mg in opioid naive people. More on how much oxycodone is safe for you and oxycodone overdose here.