terms for OxyContin™:
Heroin, Oxy, Oxycotton
does OxyContin™ look like?
is a legal, time-release pain medication that comes in tablet form.
are the methods of usage?
tablets in water and injecting
methods cause a faster, highly dangerous release of medication.
Abuse of OxyContin™ in rural Maine, Kentucky, Virginia, and West
Virginia brought national attention to this problem.The
areas most currently affected by OxyContin™ abuse are eastern Kentucky;
New Orleans, Louisiana; southern Maine; Philadelphia and southwestern
Pennsylvania; southwestern Virginia; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Phoenix,
Arizona.An increase in illegal use has been especially apparent on the
East Coast.9% or 19.9 million Americans have used pain relievers illegally
in their lifetime.
does OxyContin™ get to the United States?
it is a legal drug, OxyContin™ is supplied across the country for
legitimate medical purposes. Word
of mouth has allowed users to devise illicit usage techniques. Pharmacy
robberies, health care fraud, and international trafficking constitute
illicit distribution ability. How much does OxyContin™ cost?When legally
sold, a 10-mg tablet of OxyContin™ will cost $1.25 and an 80-mg tablet
will cost $6. When illegally sold, a 10-mg tablet of OxyContin™ can cost
between $5 and $10. An 80-mg tablet can cost between $65 and $80.5
are some consequences of illicit OxyContin™ use?
Long-term usage can lead to physical dependence.A
large dosage can cause severe respiratory depression that can lead to
death.Withdrawal symptoms include restlessness, muscle and bone pain,
insomnia, diarrhea, vomiting, cold flashes with goose bumps, and
involuntary leg movements.
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)