When it comes to opioid abuse and addiction, OxyContin is a drug that’s often specifically highlighted. It’s a drug that is front and center in the opioid epidemic, and it’s one that worries many medical professionals, despite the fact that it does have therapeutic pain-relieving abilities. So what is it about an OxyContin high that makes it so powerful? What are the OxyContin high effects that occur when someone abuses this drug?