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Roxicodone Addiction: 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 Effects and Addiction Treatment

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.”

Roxicodone Addiction


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.

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. Get Help Now! Our 24 Hour Helpline has professionals waiting to help.

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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