In The Know Zone


It’s amazing how fads get started. Only a few people interested in something can start a trend if they have enough friends and acquaintances to tell about it. Soon enough, word of mouth can spread the new idea far and wide. Then, if the news and entertainment media get a hold of the trend, it can become a coast-to-coast -- or even worldwide -- hit, no matter how awful it is.

How else can we possibly explain fashions from the 1970s?

The current problem with OxyContin® abuse in the U.S. is a perfect example of a fad “on fire.” OxyContin® started life as a revolutionary, highly beneficial new prescription medication, and it is still that today. Then someone, somewhere, got the idea to abuse OxyContin’s® power for an easy “high.” He told two friends, and they told two friends, and they told two friends... Bam! A drug abuse epidemic was born.

Stopping the spread of OxyContin® abuse has been difficult because in the five or so years it has been available it has become very popular with doctors and patients. It does its job well. Because so many prescriptions have been written for real medical complaints, the potential supply of the drug to drug abusers is very high.

What you need to know about experimenting with OxyContin® is that it’s just like playing with heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, or a loaded gun: Deadly.

Take some time and check out this site on OxyContin®. It's packed full of information and images that can help you make informed, healthy decisions. When you're finished surfing, you can see how much you've learned by taking our interactive quiz. You might be surprised at how well you do.

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In The Know: Substance Abuse Pamphlet/ DVD Package
"In the Know: OxyContin, Abusers Beware" Pamphlet
In The Know: Substance Abuse DVD Package