Roxicodone Drug Abuse

A Generic Form of Oxycodone

Roxicodone is a generic version of oxycodone. But unlike OxyContin, it is designed to have an immediate-release effect for rapid pain relief. Like OxyContin, it is also available in 10mg, 15mg, 20mg, and 30mg tablets, as well as in liquid form. Due to the addictive potential of oxycodone, many individuals continue to fall victim to the perils of Roxicodone drug abuse.

Most Users Don't Realize Roxicodone's Addictive Power

Roxicodone drug abuse often begins without the user even realizing that they are becoming physically and psychologically dependent on the drug. Individuals who are prescribed Roxicodone are often suffering from severe pain, and the relief that the drug brings from that pain is the first step toward psychological dependence. Patients often begin to see the drug as their "savior" from pain that may not have responded to other approaches in the past. Even after their initial painful illness or injury has subsided, this attitude toward the drug may remain, making them likely to turn to it, even if it is not prescribed, for some real or imagined pain in the future.

Psychological Elements of Roxicodone Abuse

The ability of the mind and body to manufacture imagined pain to justify continued use of Roxicodone is one of the most insidious aspects of Roxicodone drug abuse. After an initial positive experience with Roxicodone alleviating a genuine medical condition, some individuals may begin to feel aches or pains that have no detectable medical basis, as their mind or body creates a means to get the substance it craves. Even individuals without this kind of "phantom pain" will often try to intentionally deceive physicians into prescribing them more of the drug by describing false symptoms. This kind of drug seeking behavior is a classic sign of abuse and can lead affected individuals to "doctor shop" from one doctor to another in order to acquire more of the drug.

Professional Detox Is Always Recommended

Many Roxicodone abusers begin to feel that they must take Roxicodone regularly to feel normal. Withdrawal symptoms can become increasingly unpleasant and dangerous as the level of usage increases over time, making professional detox a necessary step for many individuals to overcome their Roxicodone drug abuse.

In addition to the dangerous symptoms of withdrawal, Roxicodone drug abusers can also suffer immediate side effects from taking the drug, particularly in large quantities. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects

  • Shallow breathing, slow heartbeat
  • Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Seizure (convulsions)
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Confusion
  • Severe weakness or dizziness
  • Light-headedness, fainting

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. 

 

Contact the National Information Center for Pain Medication Addiction anytime toll-free at (855) 222-1980 or through our online form, and receive the answers, information or our recommendation for the help you or your loved one need to stop their pain medication addiction!

Get back the quality of life and level of dignity that is only possible when you or your loved one are no longer addicted to pain medication drugs . . . regardless of whether they were obtained legally or illegally.

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