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What is Oxycodone?

Written by admin on September 14, 2019. Posted in Opioid treatment, Opioid withdrawal symptoms, Substance abuse treatment

What is Oxycodone? It is an opioid pain medication. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain. There is an extended-release “version” of the drug that is meant to allow the user to experience pain treatment around the clock without having to take medication every 4-8 hours for example. It is like Aleve, but much much stronger. Unfortunately, Oxycodone is highly addictive and very dangerous, therefore it is often an abused drug. Oxycodone is also known as (or is in):

  • Percodan
  • Endodan
  • Roxiprin
  • Percocet
  • Endocet
  • Roxicet
  • and OxyContin

The Dangers of Oxycodone

As mentioned above, Oxycodone can be extremely addictive. This leads to a lot of drug abuse and opioid overdose. The effects it gives the user are comparable to heroin. Which leads some people to question why in the world doctors are still prescribing it. Howev