The Opiates of Choice: Oxycodone and Hydrocodone

The Opiates of Choice: Oxycodone and Hydrocodone

Prescription painkillers are the most commonly abused drugs in the United States, after alcohol and marijuana, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Of these powerful and dangerous drugs, hydrocodone and oxycodone — two painkillers commonly prescribed for everything from back pain to injury — are prized among people addicted to opiates because of…