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.
It’s 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, treatment is a growing need in America thanks to the widespread use—and unintended addiction—of the drug.
Once a person becomes addicted, it’s critical that the people around them have a clear understanding of the nature of the problem and the signs of addiction. And so we’ve listed several signs of addiction below:
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. They 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 treatment.
Unfortunately, as with many prescription drugs, addiction 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.