Life is full of joys and pleasures. When a waitress brings a smiling toddler a piece of chocolate cake piled high with melting ice cream, that child’s brain releases the natural chemicals that signal pleasure. The child feels warm, happy and comforted. Adults might have these same sensations when they’re provided with pieces of cake,…

On This Page: What Are Street Names? Oxycodone Street Names Getting Help Oxycodone is a drug in the classification of opioids (narcotics), which includes morphine, codeine, fentanyl and hydrocodone. Oxycodone is found in a number of prescription drugs including Percocet, Percodan and Tylox. It elevates levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is linked with pleasurable experiences. It…

By Sarah E. Ludwig It’s all over the news: Opioid use is on the rise, whether it involves powerful prescription pain relievers, such as Vicodin, codeine, Demerol or OxyContin, drugs used for maintenance therapy in opioid use disorder treatment, such as methadone or buprenorphine, or illicit drugs like heroin. This upward trend impacts many pregnant…