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Roxycodone (correct spelling Roxicodone), is a brand-name form of oxycodone, a powerful prescription opioid used to treat moderate to severe pain. Known as “Roxy” to recreational users, the drug works by dulling a person’s perception of pain.
Roxycodone abuse is a common problem. As with other prescription opioids, many people who start out taking Roxycodone as prescribed later become addicted. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them. Between 8 and 12 percent of people will develop an opioid use disorder.
Even people who take Roxycodone as prescribed can experience negative side effects. These can include:
Some people can also experience extreme drowsiness, seizures, chest pain, rashes, and swelling of the tongue lips, face, legs, ankles, and feet.
Abusing Roxy creates serious health risks. Users can develop a weakened immune system, collapsed veins or clogged blood vessels (for those who inject it), and they’re at risk of choking or coma, since Roxy causes drowsiness and shallow breathing. Injecting Roxy also increases a person’s risk of contracting hepatitis and HIV.
People who use Roxy can develop a tolerance to the drug. This means they must take more and more to get the same effect. Eventually a person needs to use the drug just to feel normal, and they may feel an overwhelming urge to keep using it.
Abusing Roxy can also cause chronic constipation, swollen arms and legs, dry mouth, anxiety problems, and sinus issues (for those who snort the drug). Men may experience a drop in testosterone and prostate enlargement, which can make it hard to control urination.
When someone with a Roxy addiction stops taking the drug, they will experience withdrawal symptoms, which can include anxiety, nausea, vomiting, headaches, diarrhea, tremors, muscle aches, and insomnia.
Roxy withdrawals can be extremely uncomfortable, which is why so many people have such a hard time quitting. Many long-term users will need professional help to quit and stay sober.
RECO Intensive provides world-class treatment for people struggling with Roxy addiction. Our treatment center in Delray Beach, Florida is the ideal center for healing and recovery.
RECO’s team includes doctors, nurse practitioners, board-certified psychiatrists, therapists, yoga instructors, equine specialists, and others who work together to create a personalized treatment plan for each client.
Most of our clients start with Roxy detox and then move into residential treatment or an outpatient program at our Delray Beach recovery center.
Roxycodone recovery is possible with the right help. Contact us to learn more about our Roxicodone rehab programs and schedule a tour of our Delray Beach facility.
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