One of the prescriptions given to me to help manage the pain with my right ankle is 5mg tablets of oxyCodone. This is an opioid that I was supposed to take once every 4 hours as necessary for pain relief.
For the most part, I didn’t need to take it but when I did, it generated a relaxed, drowsy state that I started to enjoy. I was taking the pills not necessarily for pain relief, but for that feeling. I’ve recently run out of oxyCodone and I’m happy that it came with zero refills.
I can easily see based on my short experience with oxyCodone how someone can become addicted to opioid based drugs. From now on, it’s extra strength Tylenol for me.
2 thoughts on “I’m Glad My oxyCodone Had Zero Refills”
I’m damn glad you don’t have any more. I had a feeling that would happen as soon as I know you were given Oxys. Painkillers are fucking evil.
Yep, I personally know people who got started with pain pills after an accident. Then, they got hooked. Eventually, they’d move on to drugs like heroin. These are normal, everyday people with good careers and everything going for them. They were not seeking a thrill nor were they “dope heads”. It can easily happen to anyone and is a problem that needs to be solved.