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How to smoke oxycodone

Oxycodone is addictive because it acts on the brain’s reward center by using certain neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and serotonin, are chemical messengers in the CNS that contribute to intense feelings of well-being or euphoria.

Some people smoke oxycodone by crushing pills and heating them up on tin foil and inhaling the smoke through a straw. smoking of various types of prescription drugs (including opioids like oxycodone) has been observed in socially active youth, some of whom may have escalated to smoking from another route of administration such as oral consumption. This escalation to smoking has been linked to an increased risk of severe opioid dependence and drug-related problems.

Oxycodone is usually prescribed in tablet form, and oral delivery is by far the most common means of abuse. It can also be crushed into a powder, however, and the resulting product can be inhaled into the nasal passage, or put into a pipe or vaporizer and smoked. Both of these other methods of administration result in faster transit of the substance to the brain and will result in the drug acting rapidly on the body, which can ultimately lead to severe side effects.

When oxycodone is smoked, rapid absorption of the drug induces a massive release of dopamine, which then initiates the euphoric “high” and enforces the drug’s potential for addiction.

What happens when you snort oxycodone?

Snort is to take  in a drug by nasal inhalation. For example, snorting cocaine is inhaling cocaine powder through the nose where it is absorbed through the nasal tissues into the bloodstream.

Oxycodone is a powerful prescription drug that is commonly abused by being crushed up and snorted. Snorting oxycodone allows the drug to enter the bloodstream more quickly, providing

Snorting Oxycodone is a dangerous practice that often leads to opioid dependence. 

Users perform this dangerous practice by first crushing their Oxycodone pills. 

They do this because snorting the drug speeds up its effect on the central nervous system. 

Snorting Oxycodone is linked to a wide variety of troubling mental and physical health concerns. While the most pressing is the high correlation to overdose deaths, there are other complications to be aware of. 

The short-term side effects of opioids include pain relief and feelings of relaxation and happiness. But other, more troubling side effects appear the longer you abuse opioids. Some of these harmful effects include:

Effects Of Snorting

Snorting Oxycodone is significantly more dangerous than taking the drug orally, and the effects can even be fatal.The main consequences of snorting Oxycodone is damage to the nose, throat, and respiratory system. The effects of these health risks range from mild to life-threatening, and can include:

Because Oxycodone is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant, the risk for overdose is significantly higher when the drug is crushed and snorted due to the profound respiratory depression that can occur. An oxycodone user’s breathing may slow down to a dangerously low rate, which can result in respiratory failure, coma, or death. Additionally, many people will also abuse alcohol and other drugs to amplify or mitigate the effects of snorting oxycodone. Mixing oxycodone with CNS depressants significantly raises the risk of overdose as it can cause increased confusion and respiratory failure.

When snorting oxycodone, you may damage your nasal passages and raise your tolerance to the drug as well as build a dependence, which means the body will go through withdrawal after you stop taking it.

Snorting Is Deadly

When someone is snorting oxycodone, they may also be more likely to start using heroin or to purchase black market pills that can be deadly. An increasing number of people report that their heroin addiction started by abusing prescription painkillers like oxycodone. If you’re abusing a drug like oxycodone and you buy pills from a street dealer, you may end up with something like fentanyl instead of what you think you’re buying. Fentanyl is highly potent and deadly, and if you were to snort it thinking it was oxycodone, it could result in your immediate death.

How to intravenous oxycodone?

Intravenous infusion of oxycodone is a predictable, stable, and safe method of drug administration.

 Intravenous (IV) administration of opioid analgesics intended for oral use is not uncommon; yet, little is known about the relative abuse potential of these drugs when administered intravenously to recreational opioid abusers without physical dependence. 

Among the administration methods for analgesics, IV infusion is widely used for the management of cancer pain in Korea. IV administration has particular advantages in the form of faster onset of pain relief and more predictable pharmacokinetics compared to other routes of drug administration.Strong opioid analgesics, such as morphine, fentanyl, and alfentanil, which are commonly used for moderate-to-severe pain, are given through IV administration. However, these opioid analgesics act on the central nervous system causing sedation, discomfort, and pruritus and other side effects such as respiratory depression, nausea, and vomiting.

Oxycodone has been recommended as an alternative to morphine for the treatment of cancer pain. Oxycodone is a semisynthetic opioid, which is synthesized from thebaine. 

Studies on pain management using IV administration methods in patients with cancer are somewhat lacking unlike the post surgical pain management, which have been actively researched. 

What does oxycodone do?

Oxycodone works directly on opioid receptors in the central nervous system and reduces feelings of pain by interrupting the way nerves signal pain between the brain and the body.

Oxycodone is derived from the poppy plant. It binds to the mu opioid receptor and blocks the feeling of pain. Since oxycodone works in the pleasure centers of the brain, it has a high potential for abuse and addiction. For this reason, oxycodone is classified as a federal controlled substance (C-II).

What is the difference between Oxycodone and Hydrocodone?

Oxycodone and hydrocodone are powerful narcotic painkillers. Both are available only with a prescription from your doctor. Both interfere with your central nervous system’s pain signals. They prevent the nerves in your body from sending pain signals to your brain.

Oxycodone and hydrocodone are chemically very similar, and both belong to the opioid class of drugs. This means that the effects of a hydrocodone high are very similar to those of an oxycodone high.

Some possible side effects that the two drugs share are:

Uses of Oxycodone & Hydrocodone

Oxycodone is used to treat moderate to severe pain. People who take the medication usually do so on an around-the-clock basis until the doctor ends their prescription or tells them to stop taking it. In other words, oxycodone shouldn’t be taken on an as-needed basis the way you would take over-the-counter painkillers.

Hydrocodone is also used to treat moderate to severe pain caused by a chronic condition, injury, or surgery. Like oxycodone, it should only be taken as prescribed by your doctor. This is important because of the risk of addiction. Perhaps because of the way it’s prescribed, hydrocodone appears more likely to cause dependency than oxycodone.

The main difference between oxycodone and hydrocodone is that oxycodone drugs are a 12-hour release drug while hydrocodone is an instant release painkiller when it is in its most common form available and mixed with acetaminophen. When it is prescribed on its own it is also a time released formula. One of the other differences in hydrocodone and oxycodone is that hydrocodone has a higher likelihood for negative side effects to occur.

Both hydrocodone and oxycodone can make you feel “high” and have strong effects, but oxycodone is considered stronger and more likely to lead to addiction than hydrocodone.

Oxycodone compared  to other pain medicine.

Norco (hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen) and oxycodone both contain an opioid analgesic and antitussive (cough suppressant) and are used to treat moderate to fairly severe pain. Their side effects are similar, which includes;  anxietydizziness anxietydizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, constipationheadachestomach or abdominal pain or upset, blurred vision or other vision problems, or dry mouth.

Morphine and oxycodone are considered as widely-spread used opioids for moderate/severe cancer pain.

OXYCODONE WITHDRAWAL

Oxycodone withdrawal is a process whereby an individual stop or cut back on these drugs after heavy use for few weeks or more and develops a number of symptoms; anxiety, irritability, restlessness, muscles aches, sleep disturbances, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, sweeting, drowsiness, heart palpitations, change in blood pressure and fever.

Oxycodone withdrawal isn’t known to be life threatening but however, it can be dangerous if the individual doesn’t get enough fluids. Like the actual flu, symptoms such as diarrhea, sweating and vomiting, can cause quick dehydration. It’s important to drink plenty of fluids through the process. Though rare, the instances where oxycodone withdrawal proved fatal were in situations where a person was incarcerated ( confinement in a place , especially a prison or jail as punishment for a crime) and didn’t have access to enough water.

How to stop taking oxycodone without withdrawal?

Oxycodone works in the body by binding to opioid receptors. These receptors are designed to bind with endorphins, which are naturally-occurring opioids. Endorphins help to regulate the pain response by blocking pain signals at binding sites all over the body. However, your endorphins may not be enough to stop moderate to severe pain symptoms that can happen as a result of injuries, surgery, or chronic illnesses. Oxycodone is more potent and can block pain signals more efficiently. They bind to opioid receptors and activate them, causing pain-relief, relaxation, and euphoria. 

However, with long-term regular use or high doses, the  body may adapt to oxycodone. If the individual starts to rely on it, the  body may make changes to  brain chemistry to balance around the presence of oxycodone. If you stop taking the drug, the  brain chemistry will become unbalanced, causing uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms are so unpleasant and difficult to get through, that they present a significant barrier to sobriety to many people with opioid use disorders. 

Come Up With A Plan

A plan is used to reduce opioids doses slowly. This will help to reduce the chance of the person developing feelings of withdrawal or even if the person does , it will be mild.

The person may find more irritable than usual or may feel more anxious or depressed. If this becomes a problem, speak to the Doctor about Talking Therapies or changes to other , non-opioid medications.

As  opioids doses reduces, the individual may experience withdrawal symptoms, such as  feeling shivering or sweaty, diarrhea or stomach cramps.

Occasionally, pain may worsen for a short while. These symptoms last long and it suggested that use of distraction or relaxation techniques are helpful during this time. Music, books or films can be useful for distraction, as well as getting out and keeping active , even if it just walking.

There is a headspace app which can also help with relaxation. Having nice snacks or drinks may help if appetite  is loss, and can also stop dehydration from occurring.

The most important thing is support from family and friends, who should understand that tho is an important but possibly difficult thing to do. Even after the person stops all opioids, it can take 4- 6 months to feel back to normal. So, support still needed during this time.

How long is withdrawal from oxycodone?

The stages of withdrawal are highly variable depending on the person’s experience with the drug. Generally, someone that’s used to a large dose and took it for a long time will feel more intense symptoms earlier. However, you are likely to experience symptoms on a timeline that’s similar to the following:

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