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ROXICODONE: Effects and Addiction Treatment

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Roxicodone Effects and Addiction Treatment

Roxicodone addiction is an increasing problem in America today. With

recent trends in “doctor shopping,” pharmacy theft, and falsifying

prescriptions more individuals are suffering from pharmaceutical drug

addictions. Due to the addictive nature of these controlled substances,

the war on drugs has evolved from our streets to our medicine cabinets.

Roxicodone is a highly addictive prescription narcotic pain reliever.

Roxies contain the active ingredient oxycodone hydrocloride, which

provides instant pain relief. Opiates are known for dependence, severe

withdrawal symptoms and harmful consequences. Painkillers, like

Roxicodone can be taken orally, but many addicts melt the drug down.

Roxys can then be smoked or injected.

Mixing Roxies with alcohol or other drugs can be a dangerous

combination. The effects of a drug like alcohol combined with any

painkiller can cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, loss of coordination and

irregular heartbeat. More importantly, combining painkillers with

benzodiazepines can be a lethal concoction. People are usually unaware

of the real effects and health risks associated with prescription drugs.

We feel that because these substances are found in our medicine

cabinets, they are therefore safe and can not cause real harm.

Unfortunately, this is just not the case.

The Food and Drug Administration found that, “from 1998 to 2005 the side

effects and deaths related to prescription drugs almost tripled to

90,000 incidents.”


Dangerous side effects associated with Roxicodone include:

  • Euphoria
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea and abdominal pains
  • Constipation and diarrhea
  • Muscle pains
  • Slurred speech
  • Change in pitch of voice
  • Anxiety
  • Respiratory problems

The numbing effect produced by any painkiller is very psychologically

addicting. Individuals abusing opiates find it difficult to live with

out them. That combined with the fact that Roxicodone withdrawal

symptoms can be extremely painful, makes it difficult to kick the habit

alone. Stopping any pharmaceutical drug abruptly is never recommended.

A person abusing painkillers should be gradually weaned off by a medical

professional at a roxy detox center. It’s only after detoxification

that an individual can then be treated for the psychological aspect of

their addiction. Roxicodone rehabs provide a safe medical detox along

with residential treatment programs for those struggling with addiction.

The Watershed Addiction Treatment Programs has successfully helped

thousands of individuals suffering from Roxicodone addiction. If you

suspect that someone you love is abusing Roxicodone, our detox and

inpatient treatment programs at The Watershed can help.

We provide a safe medical detox, where you or your loved one is

gradually tapered off Roxicodone and safely monitored by medical doctors

and nurses. Following the detoxification process, your loved one will

complete an intensive residential treatment plan to treat the

psychological effects of their addiction.

During this time your loved one will see a psychiatrist, participate in

group therapy, and work with a counselor who understands what Roxicodone

addiction is really about. In residential treatment, your loved one

will learn how to cope with feelings and emotions, they will deal with

any trauma or grief issues, and they will learn how to prevent relapse.

After the inpatient portion of the Roxicodone treatment plan, your loved

one will be encouraged to participate in an Intensive Outpatient

Program. By this time, your loved one will be re-integrating into

society, but still attending group therapy meetings in the evenings.

The groups will help your loved one learn how to live a normal life free

from Roxicodone addiction.

If you or someone you love needs help with Roxicodone abuse, please call The Watershed Addiction Treatment Programs 24 hour Helpline: 1-800-861-1768.


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The Watershed Addiction Treatment Programs are "Gold Seal" accredited through The Joint Commission. The Watershed is licensed by The State of Florida (FL) Department of Children and Families to perform addiction and substance abuse detoxification for alcohol addiction, drug addiction, drug treatment, alcohol rehabilitation, and drug rehab levels of treatment with intensive inpatient residential drug and alcohol rehab, as well as prevention services.

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