What is it?: 

Semi-synthetic opioid drug prescribed for pain as Tylox®, Percodan®, OxyContin®. Derived from the poppy plant, has high potential for abuse.

Street Names: 

Hillbilly Heroin, Kicker, OC, Ox, Roxy, Perc, Oxy

How is it used?: 

•    Pills and tablets chewed or swallowed 
•    Inhaling vapors by heating tablet on foil 
•    Crushed and sniffed or dissolved in water and injected  

How does it affect the body?: 
  • Feelings of relaxation, euphoria, pain relief
  • Addictive
  • Chronic use of oxycodone with acetaminophen may cause severe liver damage
  • Overdose may lead to coma and possible death.

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