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Oxycodone Street Names


Oxycodone is a medication found in painkillers such as Percocet, Roxicodone, and OxyContin. You may have also heard of the oxycodone street name "percs." Prescription drug abuse has been on the rise in the United States since the 1990s, and oxycodone is one of the most commonly abused painkillers on the market. Addiction develops as the body develops a tolerance to the drug and the user takes increasing amounts to maintain the pain relief or high.

Oxycodone abuse can be difficult to recognize, since the drug can be legally acquired and easily concealed. Abusing oxycodone is as easy as swallowing a pill. However, familiarizing yourself with the signs of abuse and learning the street names of oxycodone can help you determine whether to be concerned about a loved one's oxycodone use.

When someone becomes addicted to a prescription medication, their mood and behavior will change. They may have bouts of anger and depression, and they will lose interest in people and activities that were once important to them. A person with an addiction will become obsessed with using and acquiring the drug and may become deceptive in order to cover up their drug use. In the case of oxycodone, they may seek out multiple doctors who might write them a prescription.

Street Names for Oxycodone

Oxycodone street names are used to conceal the sale and use of the drug. Teenagers especially use the street names of oxycodone to hide drug abuse from adults. If you recognize an oxycodone street name when you hear it, you may be able to detect abuse and stop the cycle of addiction early in the process.

Some common oxycodone street names include:

  • Percs
  • Kicker
  • Blue
  • 512s
  • Hillbilly heroin
  • OC
  • Cotton
  • Ox
  • Oxy 80s

Street names for oxycodone are sometimes used interchangeably with the names for similar opiates. It can be helpful to be familiar with some of those names as well.

Find Treatment for Oxycodone Addiction

Oxycodone addiction can be damaging to the body and mind. Long-term abuse has been associated with damage to the brain's white matter, increased risk of infections, and suicidal ideation.

Don't wait to seek help for addiction: Contact BetterAddictionCare. We are here to help you find the right treatment center near you. We can explore your financial and insurance situation and create a treatment plan that is unique to your needs. Our client care specialists will walk you through program options and explain choices such as inpatient and outpatient treatment, gender-specific rehabs, and more. Call today or fill out our contact form to start healing with the BetterAddictionCare family.


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