Last Updated: Thursday, June 18, 2020

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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