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.