12-17-2008, 12:07 AM
Oxycontin is highly addictive. Taking one a day probably won't cause a physiological addiction, but it could be considered a psychological addiction. Oxycontin is a pain medication. If it helps you to sleep because pain is keeping you awake then by all means take it (as long as your physician is ordering it for you). If you are taking it for the pleasant feeling it gives you, then you need to stop now. Tell your doctor that you are having trouble sleeping, and he will probably order one of the newer sleeping pills instead. Many addictions start with legally prescribed medications. Use cautiously, and when you feel that you can't function without it, you're addicted.