What Is Oxycontin?


What Is Oxycontin Addiction? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), prescription opioids are the most commonly abused (used for a non-medical purpose) prescription medication by a fairly large margin. One of the leading offenders in this category of drugs? Oxycontin. It’s estimated that as of 2012, 2.1 million people were suffering from addiction to opioid pain relievers like Oxycontin. Between 1991 and 2013, prescriptions for Oxycontin and it’s generic siblings grew from less than 10 million to over 50 million. Between the growing ease of acquiring opioid pain medications like Oxycontin and the ability to keep getting them even after becoming [...]