Oxycontin

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Oxycontin

1.67 million Americans (12 and older) admit to using Oxycontin as a drug.

Medically used to relieve chronic pain

Long Term: because it's new it hasn't been documented. However, said to be similar to Opiate effectsShort Term: Crushed or chewing causes the narcotic to go straight into system leading to heightened and dangerous effects.

Street Names: Oxy, Cottons, Oceans, OCs, and KillersLength of Effect: 6 hours followed by intense cravingsMedical Use: used to reduce chronic pain associated with cancer and severe injuries.

Oxycodone Hydrochloride Hydrochloride

OxycontinSynthetic Opiate

Physical Dependence: highly addictive both physically and psychologicallyTreatment: worse than Heroin withdrawl, require cessation therapy in a medical facility.

http://oxywatchdog.com/oxy-stories/http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000589/http://www.drugfree.org/drug-guide/oxycontinhttp://www.smnet.org/comm_group/pfa/Drug%20Pages/oxycontin.htm

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