The human body is designed to respond dramatically when something wonderful is taking place. For example, when a waitress brings a smiling toddler a piece of chocolate cake, piled high with melting ice cream, that child’s body might be immersed with the chemicals the brain releases in order to signal pleasure. The child feels warm,…

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…