The drug Oxycodone or Oxycontin is a highly addictive substance that is commonly referred to as Oxy. Oxy?s as they are called on the street lead to extreme physical dependence and a world of problems for the user. The highly addictive and also highly dangerous pills that have Oxycodone in them can lead to overdose, death or other adverse complications when used in excess or when abused. These medications are widely prescribed for the medical treatment of pain but even those who are legitimately prescribed the medications can find that they wind up addicted. Fortunately, although Oxy addiction is difficult to cope with, there are methods of treatment that have been proven effective at helping patients overcome addiction.