Oops looks like
you're not logged in!

< Go Back

Login as a Guest

Login as a User

Are oxycontin and oxycodone the same drug?

  1. Questions
  2. >
  3. Category: Substance Abuse
  4. >
  5. Are oxycontin and oxycodone the same drug?

Asked: 2018-04-07 12:10:11



Answered: 2018-04-08 12:44:05

Brooke I am sorry to hear that you are going through this with your father I'm sure this has to be very hard for you. I am an addict myself and what you're describing sounds very familiar to me. There's was one point when i was prescribed several different pain meds including oxycodone, oxycontin, hydrocodone, fentanyl patches, you name it... the doc gave it to me. So to answer your question, oxycodone and oxycontin are unfortunately the same drug. I hope things get better for you and your father, addiction is hard to beat.


Answered: 2018-04-09 03:46:15

The reason your dad is abusing his pain meds is not to make the pain go away quicker. He's doing it for the euphoria or in simpler terms to get high. I swear doctors are relentless these days to prescribe a man addicted to pain pills more of the same pills a year after being clean. Because although there's a difference in action time between oxycodone and oxycontin they are overall the same thing.

We want to listen to your answers

Have an addiction specialist help you.
Find the treatment you deserve!