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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 OXYCODINE OxyContin- Oxycodone Street names- Cotton,Pills,Kickers,OxyCotton,Ox,OCs,Orange County,Os,Oxys,Killers,Beans,Rushbo History Abused dating back to the early 1960s and was classified as a Schedule II drug. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration until 1996 when the manufacturer of Oxycontin began to market and distribute the drug. Oxycodone is a morphine-like drug that looks like a round tablet of varying dosages (mg) with different colors , with the most predominant color being white. Use, Side effects, and Abuse Oxycontin is used to relieve pain from injuries, arthritis, cancer, and other conditions. The high content of oxycodone that makes OxyContin popular on the street. People who abuse the drug crush the tablet and swallow or snort it, or dilute it in water and inject it. This destroys the time-release mechanism so that the user gets the full effects of the narcotic. Users compare the high to the euphoria of heroin. The signs of abuse are dry mouth, sweating, light headedness, euphoria, sedation, itching, nausea/vomiting, headache, and low blood pressure Websites Used Statistics Abuse of OxyContin decreased for the first time since its inclusion in the survey in 2002, from 5.5% in 2005 to 4.3% in 2006 In the United States, approximately 100,000 men and women are admitted to hospitals for the misuse of painkillers, such as oxycodone. Abuse of OxyContin decreased for the first time since its inclusion in the survey in 2002, from 5.5% in 2005 to 4.3% in 2006 Effects of Oxycodone The short term effects of oxycodone abuse are Slightly euphoric state of mind, blocking of pain messages to the brain, drowsiness, and confusion. Long term effects are high levels of drug tolerance, physical dependence, respiratory distress, and chronic constipation According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, about 11 million people in the US will consume at minimum of one dose of the drug in a non-medical way Consequences Social consequences are that you would do worse in school due to the effects and in turn lose your chance to succeed in life Legal problems if you were caught doing the drug and were arrested. Your family problem is that they wouldnt trust you as much if they found out you were doing the drug The dangerous side effects of the drug are Breathing irregularity or respiratory depression,Increased pressure of cerebral and spinal fluid,Headaches,Nausea,Dizziness,Seizures,Heart failure,Low blood pressure,Overdose death due to cardiac arrest or slowed breathing OPIOID Your friends wouldn't be around you anymore, knowing you did drugs
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