May he Ride Forever, Shiny and Chrome. I really want to point some things out - - Oxycontin/Oxycodone has been in use in medicine for over 100 years. - It started being pushed in the late 80's/early 90's, heavily. - It leads to abuse of street narcotics. - Abuse of street narcotics is a fast-track to the grave. If you need help, say something. There's never been more options for people hooked on opioids.