Definition of Oxy
Oxy: Street name for OxyContin, prescription painkiller that has become a popular and dangerous recreational drug.
OxyContin is a time-release morphine-like narcotic intended to relieve chronic pain of moderate to severe proportions. One pill of OxyContin is designed to last 12 hours.
"Oxy" has been widely abused. It is highly addicting. Those who abuse it usually crush the pills -- to disable their time-release mechanism -- and then snort or inject them for a powerful and immediate opiate high.
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012
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