Oxy Watchdog

Keeping An Eye On OxyContin

Oxy Resources

Information and Support

24-Hour Addiction Hotline

    Help and information on substance abuse.


    A petition to ban OxyContin.

DEA’s OxyContin page

    Information on OxyContin from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

GRASP – Grief Recovery After A Substance Passing

    A source for help, compassion and understanding for families or individuals who have had a loved one die as a result of substance abuse or addiction.


    A support group for parents and family members dealing with a loved one’s addiction to OxyContin, heroin, and other drugs.

National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse

    The goal of NCAPDA is to create awareness of the dangers caused by prescription drug abuse.

Opiate Addict Support Forums

    An open-forum support group for opiate addiction.


    A web site promoting Oxy abuse and overdose awareness.

OxyContin info from MedLine (National Institutes of Health)

    FAQs about oxycodone from MedLine Plus.

OxyContin vs. Oxycodone and effects on the body

    An article describing the difference between and effects of OxyContin and oxycodone.

Partners Against Pain

    Resources and information on pain management

Purdue Pharma

    Homepage for the pharmaceutical company that manufactures OxyContin.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

    A U.S. Department for Health and Human Services initiative to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in the U.S.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

    SAMHSA’s drug and alcohol treatment program map and facility locator.

The FDA’s Guide to Safe Use of Pain Medication

    Information to avoid pain medication abuse and overdose.

Turn to Help for Opioid Dependence

    An initiative by pharmaceutical company Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc. to provide information, help and education for opioid abuse.

Blogs and Editorials

An Addict in our Son’s Bedroom

    A blog by the parents of an OxyContin addict.

Blinded by Love for J

    A mother and wife blogs about her experiences with addiction, divorce, illness, and death.

Diving Into the Mind of a Recovering Addict

A young man details his recovery from OxyContin addiction.

Hurting Parents – Addicted Son

    A blog by the mother of an addict.

Mom Trying to Detach with Love

A mother blogs about the ups and downs of her sons addiction to opiates.

Mom vs. Heroin

    A frank discussion on heroin addiction by the mother of a heroin addict.

OxyContin & Opiate Addiction: A Mother’s Story

    The mother of an OxyContin addict shares stories and raises awarness.


Pain Killer: A “Wonder” Drug’s Trail of Addiction and Death, by Barry Meier

More, Now, Again: A Memoir of Addiction, by Elizabeth Wurtzel

Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction, by David Sheff

Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines, by Nic Sheff

Leaving Dirty Jersey, by James Salant

Loaded: Women and Addiction, by Jill Talbot

The Lost Years: Surviving a Mother and Daughter’s Worst Nightmare, by Kristina Wandzilak and Constance Curry

The Night of the Gun, by David Carr

Prescription Drug Addiction: The Hidden Epidemic, by Rod Colvin

America Anonymous: Eight Addicts In Search of a Life, by Benoit Denizet-Lewis

Stay Close: A Mother’s Story of Her Son’s Addiction, by Libby Cataldi

When Painkillers Become Dangerous: What Everyone Needs to Know About OxyContin and Other Prescription Drugs, by Drew Pinsky

Generation RX: Kids on Pills – A Parent’s Guide, by Rebecca Janes

Addict In The Family: Stories of Loss, Hope, and Recovery, by Beverly Conyers

Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town, by Nick Reding

Real-world discussions about OxyContin*


Does anyone use OxyContin responsibly?
I think my boyfriend is back on drugs. How do I get him to stop?
Quitting Oxy cold turkey
Oxy withdrawal
Coming off Oxy
The Waismann Method
Coming off Oxy using methadone
Weaning off Oxy
The Thomas Recipe
Best treatment options for Oxy addiction

*Watchdog merely compiles – and does not necessarily endorse – this information, which is readily available through online searching and included with the purpose of lending more perspective to the OxyContin debate.


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