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What Is Oxycodone Addiction?

Problems sometimes arise when individuals become addicted to oxycodone. The drug has a very powerful narcotic effect, and it is easy for people in the right mental, emotional, or physical state to become addicted to it. As a result, oxycodone is a controlled substance in many places. If an individual is found to be “doctor shopping” for oxycodone prescriptions, the penalty for him or her can be somewhat severe. In Canada, the substance falls under the Schedule I classification; whenever an individual acquires a script for the drug, he or she must report to his or her doctor about any other scripts written within the preceding month. Canada’s oxycodone abuse levels have been rising sharply in recent years, leading to worry from leading health care providers and relevant government bodies.

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Across Canada, there are many different treatment options to choose from, private, government-funded, inpatient, and outpatient. See More