OxyContin is a prescription drug that has become one of the most abused legally obtainable drugs in the US. The addictive substance in Oxycontin is called oxycodone, which is an opiate pulled from poppy plants. In fear of people crushing the pills to make them easier to take, pharmacies placed a warning on the label that this should not be done. Unfortunately, this had the opposite effect; curious people who curiously crushed the pills often became addicted because of the tremendous high that’s obtained in powder form.
Learn more about the dangerous addiction potential of OxyContin in this infographic from Best Drug Rehabilitation.