People have been ingesting mind-altering drugs by smoking them for thousands of years. There is no surprise that there are people that smoke the opioid Oxycodone. But what are the effects of smoking Oxycodone? If you or a loved one has a possible addiction to the opioid Oxycodone, call the Better Wellness Group to discuss finding healing through recovery. Our intensive inpatient treatment program works wonders in helping with recovery.

What is Oxycodone?

Oxycodone is a controlled substance, a narcotic, used to treat moderate to severe pain. The prescribed pain killer is a Schedule II controlled substance. Its pain relief makes it a target for drug abuse, and it can be highly addictive in nature. The pain killer has an extremely high risk for addiction and long-term dependence. People addicted to Oxycodone run the risk of death when taking the drug in large doses or if combined with another substance. When combined with acetaminophen the drug becomes at least 1.5 times stronger and more potent than a similar mixture with substituting Hydrocodone for Oxycodone.

What are the Side Effects of Smoking Oxycodone

Effects of Smoking Oxycodone

By far one of the quickest methods of becoming intoxicated from Oxycodone is by smoking the narcotic. When oxycodone is smoked, the immediate effects of smoking Oxycodone is extreme intoxication, in addition to other symptoms. Some additional effects of smoking Oxycodone include the following:

  • Confusion
  • Altered mental status
  • Delirium
  • Slow breathing
  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Lethargy
  • Dilated pupils
  • Nausea, stomach discomfort, and possible vomiting

The downside, besides the obvious effects of smoking Oxycodone is that the euphoria of the drug leave more rapidly when smoked. What occurs is that addicts who smoke oxycodone are more likely to ingest it in a binge-like fashion, establishing the opportunity for an overdose. When this cycle continues, the end effect of smoking Oxycodone is overdose and death.

Side Effects of Smoking Oxycodone

Oxycodone Overdose

Overdose is potentially the most severe side effect caused by excessive doses of oxycodone. When oxycodone is tampered with and delivered rapidly, primarily through smoking, the person may be more likely to consume too much. The brain may begin to shut down as a result of oxygen deprivation and profound respiratory depression.

The effects of long-term smoking of oxycodone, can result in serious, dangerous lung infections due to damage of the lung tissue resulting in either lung cancer or emphysema. Again, the most dangerous effect of smoking Oxycodone is overdose and subsequent death.

Effects of Smoking Oxycodone

Have You Been Smoking Oxycodone?

As previously stated, there are some major dangers with the effects of smoking Oxycodone. If you have been smoking Oxycodone, it is time to begin recovery. Call the team at Better Wellness Group get enrolled in a Medically Assisted Detox and beat your addiction to smoking Oxycodone now. Before it is too late.