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How To Stop Using Oxycodone

Can You Shoot Oxycodone?

What is Oxycodone? Oxycodone is a common opioid pain killer sold under the brand name OxyContin, among others. However, Oxycodone can cause physical dependence and addiction. It is a narcotic prescribed for moderate to severe pain and is sometimes formulated in combination with acetaminophen (Percocet) or aspirin (Percodan). The extremely addictive nature of oxycodone and other opioids has created an opioid crisis across the US. In 2019, nearly 50,000 people in the United States died from opioid overdoses [1]. The CDC currently estimates more than 1000 emergency department visits daily related to the misuse of opioids and about 91 opioid overdose deaths every day. Oxycodone, like all narcotics (e.g., morphine, powder heroin, black tar heroin, fentanyl, and all prescription opioid pain relievers) has an acutely high addiction profile. These drugs have psychoactive effects if more than a medically necessary amount is used. Oxycodone is abused orally or intravenously. The tablets are crushed and sniffed or dissolved in water and injected. Can you smoke oxycodone? Yes, others heat a tablet that has been placed on a piece of foil and then inhale the vapors. Oxycodone products are in Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act, meaning they have medical use and…