OxyContin Abuse in San Diego

Coroners Report for San Diego County:
2004-2006 - 17 Oxycodone related deaths
2008-2009 - 53 Oxycodone related deaths

In San Diego, among the abuse of Vicodin, Adderall, Soma, Xanax, Ambien, Codeine, Methadone and Fentanyl, OxyContin is fast becoming the drug of choice for children and young adults between the ages of 14 and 30. A significant number of young people, generally students between 17-25 years of age, are buying OxyContin from street level dealers, in the United States, Mexico and illegally over the Internet.  The green 80 milligram tablet is the most popular dosage unit and is commonly sold on the street for $40--$80.

Hot spots for abuse in San Diego have been in upper middle class neighborhoods such as Torrey Pines, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, and Tierrasanta.  However, no neighborhood is excluded.