Roxicodone is one of the brand names for oxycodone hydrochloride pills. It is similar to morphine and is a derivative of the opium poppy plant. Roxicodone is used to treat chronic or severe pain. It is a prescription drug and should only be used when legally obtained from a doctor.
If you or someone you love is suffering from a Roxicodone addiction, please call us at the Drug Detox Center to learn more about our Roxicodone detox program.
- 11 million people will use oxycodone recreationally each year (US Dept. Health & Human Services)
- Approximately 100,000 people are admitted to hospitals each year in the US for misusing painkillers
- In 2012, more than 12% of high school seniors reported using a narcotic at least once in their lifetime
Roxicodone Addiction Signs and Symptoms
Roxicodone is highly addictive because it causes intense feelings of relaxation. Most people become addicted to Roxicodone because they enjoy the escape from reality it provides. However, the long term effects of Roxicodone abuse are anything but relaxing. These effects include excessive sweating, swelling in the arms or legs, seizures, and cardiovascular problems.
Roxicodone addicts will exhibit negative behaviors, which may be the clue you need to spot the addiction. They may lie about their drug use or try to hide it from family and friends. They may steal money or sell valuables to purchase the drug. Most Roxicodone addicts will also withdraw from family, friends, and favorite activities. They will become obsessed with obtaining and using Roxicodone.
Symptoms of Roxicodone Use
- Constricted pupils
- Weight loss
- Extreme changes in sleeping or eating patterns
- Nausea and vomiting
- Bone pain
- Mood swings
Do these symptoms remind you of someone you know? Please contact us at the Drug Detox Center to learn more about our Roxicodone detox program.
Roxicodone Detox and Treatment
Roxicodone addicts are required to complete our Roxicodone detox process before they will be admitted to the Drug Detox rehab center. The Roxicodone detox process MUST be completed under medical supervision because withdrawal can be life-threatening. At the Drug Detox Center, our doctors may prescribe non-addictive medications to stabilize patients during Roxicodone detox.
Roxicodone detox usually lasts up to a week, depending on how frequently the drug was used. After the detox process is complete, clients will begin our Roxicodone detox treatment program at the rehab center. Our trained and licensed staff will be there to help clients discover the reasons why they became addicted.
Our Roxicodone detox program involves educational activities, motivational speakers, group therapy, one-on-one meetings with an addiction counselor, and group outings to local movie theaters, art museums, and beaches. Our therapists will teach clients how to deal with problems in a healthy way, without using Roxicodone. We offer different therapy programs like art and music therapy, psychotherapy, and family therapy. We believe the family is an integral part of the recovery process. Addiction therapists will meet with the client and the family to try to reconcile any problems that may have occurred before the Roxicodone detox treatment.
Please call us now to speak to one of our trained staff members. They will be able to answer all of your questions about Roxicodone detox and will help you decide the best options for treatment.