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why do people say oxycontin is like heroin?

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Dr. Mary Melton
29 years experience Clinical Psychology
Both narcotics: And very addictive.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Oxycontin heroin: This is because everytime you take one Oxycontin you feel a high. This high is due to the 30% immediate release that gives you a plasma boost.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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No: They are different chemicals but both are addictive. Oxycontin is legal by presription and heroin is illegal.
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