WHAT IS IT?
Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid drug prescribed for pain as Tylox®, Percodan®, OxyContin®. Derived from the poppy plant, has high potential for abuse.
Hillbilly Heroin, Kicker, OC, Ox, Roxy, Perc, Oxy
HOW IT IS TAKEN
- Pills and tablets chewed or swallowed
- Inhaling vapors by heating tablet on foil
- Crushed and sniffed or dissolved in water and injected
HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE BODY?
- Feelings of relaxation, euphoria, pain relief
- Chronic use of oxycodone with acetaminophen may cause severe liver damage
- Overdose may lead to coma and possible death
SAMSHA has provided a break down of MAT, including information about methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. This information includes what it does, where you can get it, cost, who it works for, research, side effects, warnings, risk to others, effects during pregnancy and more. They also provide videos with people’s own testimony about their MAT journey. SAMSHA provides a chart with the breakdown of the three drugs, allowing you to see the comparison between the three of them in one page.
Follow the link below to learn more about MAT:
Our nation is experiencing an epidemic, and much of it is due to the misuse of pain medication. Safeguard your family by learning about the proper use, storage, and disposal of prescribed medications.
NIDA has provided an easy to read website that breaks down types of drugs, affects on the brain and body, prevention, treatment and recovery. This websites provides basic information with links for those who may be interested in learning more. Follow the link below to find the easy to read drug facts.
For More information about Naloxone follow the link below: