About Oxycontin Addiction

Oxycontin Drug Addiction Drug addiction is not only limited to that of marijuana, heroin, or cocaine. Since the 1990's many prescription drugs have made their way onto the market and are a preferred new drug among many users. Oxycontin is one of those drugs that are very prominent in Canada's illicit drug market. Studies in 1997 and again in 2007 show that crime has increased over 30% since this type of drug has come onto the market. What is Oxycontin? Oxycontin is an opioid that first made its way into the medical field around 1995. It is a schedule 11 substance and is controlled by the government. It is used as a severe pain controller and contains forms of oxycodone.  Oxycontin also has mood altering affects which is why it is highly popular among teenagers and young adults. Oxycontin Use as a Drug Like alcohol, Oxycontin, and other prescription drugs like hydrocodone, can drastically change a person's moods. Besides decreasing pain, this drug is prized...
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