Here is one of the many reasons why the line about how Oxycodone is not addictive because it has a time-release mechanism that prevents the user from experiencing a high.
Oxy users aren’t looking for a high. A lack of one is reassuring to them, making them miss the signs of addiction. They know that drug addicts experience euphoria, so if there’s no euphoria, there’s no addiction. But that’s a trap.
What Oxy gives you isn’t euphoria or intense physical pleasure. It makes you numb. It makes you not care at all. I took it once without knowing what it was and, wow, it freaked me out completely. Because all of a sudden, I just didn’t give a fuck. My baby started crying and I felt nothing. I didn’t feel good. I just felt nothing. I can easily imagine a situation where that feeling is more precious than any high.
When it started happening to me, I had the mental acuity to understand that it wasn’t OK. I asked N to stay with the baby while I locked myself in the basement, hoping that the vile shit would leave my system soon enough. But again, I can see how for many people this effect would not even be recognizable as drug-induced. For people experiencing anxiety, this drug would be a godsend.