Oxycontin is a pain reliever that was introduced in 1995. Its main component is oxycodone. This drug is specifically meant to treat moderate and severe pain. However, it can also be used to treat a number of other conditions such as anxiety, constipation and also cough symptoms. Within a few years after its introduction, many cases of Oxycontin abuse began to be reported. According to statistics, most abusers are in their teens.
Most people turn to Oxycontin abuse in search of the rush that it gives them. The drug induces a feeling of euphoria, light-headedness, lifted inhibitions, and stress and pain relief. It brings the user the same effects that heroin produces.