How Do People Get Oxycontin?
According to one government agency, abusing prescription drugs accounts for nearly a third of the drug abuse in the United States. This makes prescription drug abuse second only to cocaine. The drugs that have been manufactured to help us end up harming us when they are misused.
Oxycontin is one of a number of prescription drugs that are legal to use when prescribed. The problem with its legal use is that there is the possibility of becoming dependent on the drug.
Oxycontin has also found its way into the hands of people who never had a prescription for it. These people are using Oxycontin and other prescription drugs illegally. In some cases, the drug was taken from an unsuspecting friend or relative who had a legal prescription for the drug. In other cases, someone with a devious plan finds that they can pretend to be in more pain than they really are. Then they can obtain Oxycontin and sell it to others.
Sadly, Oxycontin use touches people from a broad spectrum of ages and backgrounds. It is not a drug that can only be associated with a certain lifestyle. Some Oxycontin addicts are those who were taking it as prescribed, law-abiding citizens who did realize that they were forming a dangerous habit. In other instances, high school and college students looking for a thrill try Oxycontin at parties and more than a few have died shortly afterwards.
As a prescription, Oxycontin does not need to masquerade under other names because it is legal to prescribe it. However, some of the street names for Oxycontin are: Killers, OC, OXY and Oxycotton.