Oxycodone

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.

STREET NAMES

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
  • Addictive
  • Chronic use of oxycodone with acetaminophen may cause severe liver damage
  • Overdose may lead to coma and possible death

Reference: https://www.justthinktwice.gov/drugs/oxycodone

PCP (PHENCYCLIDINE)

WHAT IS IT?

PCP is a synthetically produced hallucinogen

STREET NAMES

Angel Dust, Boat, Crystal, Embalming Fluid, Hog, Ozone, Rocket Fuel, Shermans, Supergrass, Tic Tac, Wack, Zoom

HOW IT IS TAKEN

  • Tablets, capsules are swallowed
  • In powder form, snorted
  • Leafy material sprayed or dipped in liquid and smoked 

HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE BODY?

  • Dissociative drug, induces distortion of sight and sound and produces feelings of detachment
  • Disorientation, delirium
  • Sedation, immobility, amnesia
  • Numbness, slurred speech, loss of coordination
  • Feeling of strength, power, and invulnerability
  • Increased blood pressure, rapid and shallow breathing, elevated heart rate and temperature
  • Addictive

Reference: https://www.justthinktwice.gov/drugs/pcp-phencyclidine

Parent Toolkit for Talking to your Teen about Substances

Operation Prevention breaks down opioid substance use. They go through the basics of opioids, facts v. myths, parenting styles, and finally how to start the discussion on substance use with your child. It breaks down discussion points for each age group and helps hone you’re skills for starting a discussion with your child.

Follow the link below to read the toolkit:

https://www.operationprevention.com/#parent-toolkit