substance use abuse

substance use abuseAddiction comes in many forms. Many of the most commonly known forms of dependence are those that have always held a stigma in society, such as addiction to drugs, alcohol, or even sex.

But many people don’t realize that something as seemingly simple as a reliance on pain killers can also become a full blown addiction that is well within the territory of substance use abuse. In the scientific field, this is known as the Oxycodone Addiction.

In essence, Oxycodone, also known as Oxycontin, is a narcotic pain killer that can only be legally acquired with a doctor’s prescription. This is because Oxycodone is one of the more powerful pain killers used in dealing with moderate to severe pain; the downside is that this drug can also be highly addictive.

Substance Use Abuse: Understanding Oxycodone

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, there are 1.9 million Americans taking Oxycodone without a prescription. It is considered as one of the most abused prescription drugs. Also, the National Institute on Drug Abuse cites read more…