oxycontin

by riley and kevin

oxycontin

is a prescription medication used to reduce pain. It is made from opium, which comes from the poppy plant.

Slang names for Oxycontin

- hillbilly heroin -vikes
-oxy -percs
-happy pills -OC
-oxycotton

enters the body

-pills

-injections

-snorting

Physical Effects

Some physical effects of oxycontin are:
  • sleepiness
  • confusion
  • nausea (feeling sick to the stomach)
  • constipation
  • breathing problems
  • headaches
  • seizures
  • heart failure
  • low blood pressure
  • dry mouth
  • loss of appetite

Emotional/Mental Effects

Oxycontin makes you feel euphoric or extremely happy. Other symptoms are mood changes and reduces the perception of pain. It is psychologically addicting because it releases dopamine in the brain.

medical uses

Oxycontin medical use is to treat severe pain or chronic pain.

History

In 1966 the manufacturers of Oxycontin began to distribute it and people began to abuse it. Oxycontin use started in Maine, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Maryland. then it spread throughout the USA.

dangers of use

might die
seizures
low blood pressure
risky sexual decisions
only one dose can kill you because it slows your breathing so much that you die.

how addictive is this drug?

this drug is mentally addictive because it releases dopamine, which are the hormones that make you happy.