Roxycodone Abuse Treatment
What Is Roxycodone?
Roxycodone, also spelled “Roxicodone” is a painkiller that is often prescribed for moderate to severe pain. Because it has emotionally “soothing” properties, it is sometimes also administered prior to certain types of surgery both to negate pain, and to reduce feelings of fear or anxiety.
Roxycodone is an opioid analgesic, meaning that it has been designed and synthesized in labs primarily to relieve pain symptoms. Under normal circumstances, the drug is administered in pill form, and, unlike other painkillers such as oxycodone, can take effect quite quickly, which is one of the reasons that it has grown in popularity, and justified a need for Roxy rehab in Florida.
Roxycodone is classified in the United States as a “Schedule II Drug,” which means that, under the United States Controlled Substances Act, this drug is confirmed as having legitimate medical uses, and subsequently can be prescribed to individuals at the discretion of a medical professional. However, the drug is also recognized as having a potential for abuse and addiction and is known to cause physical and/or psychological addiction. Because of this, Roxycodone abuse treatment is a growing need in America thanks to the widespread use—and unintended addiction—of the drug.
How Roxycodone Addiction Occurs
Roxycodone falls under the opioid class of drugs, meaning that it is a lab-created substance designed to mimic the effects of naturally occurring “opiates,” which are drugs derived from opium, which has well documented pain-killing properties. Both opiates and opioids can become highly addictive because of their effectiveness in reducing pain. Their ability to create an emotional sense of “euphoria” or well-being, and their ability to “trick” the nervous system into becoming dependent on the presence of the drug in the system, creates a real physical “craving” or appetite for the drug similar to food or water, which then requires Roxycodone abuse treatment.
Unfortunately, as with many prescription drugs, addiction to Roxycodone often occurs in the most innocent of ways. A doctor will prescribe the drug for legitimate medical reasons, usually to ease physical pain. If the drug is taken for too long, addiction can occur because of a number of causes.
A “plateau effect” can also occur where, as the user develops a tolerance to the drug in the body, it becomes less effective at killing the pain. This may encourage users to increase the dosage in order to maintain effectiveness, which also increases chances of addiction. Physical addiction can also occur if the user takes the drug for too long a period of time, encouraging the body to rely on the presence of the drug in the system.
Roxycodone Abuse Treatment
Successful Roxy rehab in Florida occurs when people make the decision to get serious, professional treatment. There is a critical detoxification period required to “flush” the substance from the body, so as to better take on the challenge of breaking the physical addiction component.
From there, intensive treatment and individual therapy help addicts recover by addressing secondary emotional or psychological conditions that may have contributed to a reliance on Roxycodone. New coping strategies, relapse prevention techniques and group support all play important roles in Roxycodone abuse treatment, eventually carrying on outpatient support that helps recovering addicts to re-enter their daily life with a new commitment to remain free from substance addiction.
If you or a loved one has become addicted to Roxycodone and need treatment, contact Beachway Therapy Center today at 877-284-0353 to learn more.