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How to Safely Detox from Roxicodone?

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The safest way to detox from Roxicodone is in a medical facility. Because they affect our bodies in various ways, withdrawal can be painful, and dangerous. Roxicodone is designed to modify how the brain and body respond to pain. Because of this, removing it from the body and resetting the opioid and pain receptors is almost always a challenging process.

When it comes to recovery, there are a lot of options out there. If you are dependent on Roxicodone and you feel like you’ll never be able to get clean on your own, you are not alone. We understand how common Roxi abuse is and the dangers that come with stopping on your own. We’re going to take a closer look at what Roxicodone is and how to safely detox.

What is Roxicodone?

Roxicodone, or Roxi, is a prescription medication prescribed to alleviate moderate to severe pain in patients. It is the brand name for oxycodone hydrochloride. As an opioid analgesic, Roxicodone binds to the opioid receptors located within the central nervous system (CNS) and blocks the brain and body’s ability to communicate with each other about pain. While this is an incredibly effective method for pain relief, there are some downsides, the biggest being how highly addictive opioids can be.

Roxicodone does a great job of reducing pain, but there are some negatives. The biggest reason that it is so addictive is because of the feelings of euphoria that are caused. When taken in large doses, Roxi affects the brain’s reward system by releasing serotonin and dopamine, leading to a euphoric high. 

These neurotransmitters are responsible for regulating functions, such as reward and mood. Messing up the body’s ability to regulate these things can make addiction even more likely.

While euphoria is enjoyable to many, there are a number of other side effects that could be experienced by Roxicodone users, including:

  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Lightheadedness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rash and itching
  • Stomach pain

 

Roxicodone abuse can be quite dangerous. Abusing Roxi can lead to dependence, addiction, and even overdoses (which sometimes lead to death). Taking more than your prescribed dose, take it more often than you’re supposed to, taking it without a prescription, or mixing it with other substances are all considered drug abuse. Severe side effects are always possible when taking prescription medication as advised by your physician, but the risks are even higher when abused.

If you notice any of the following, you should seek emergency medical assistance immediately:I

  • Difficulty waking up
  • Itching or swelling
  • Fainting
  • Rashes
  • Seizures
  • Severe dizziness
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Slow or shallow breathing
  • Trouble breathing

What is Roxicodone Prescribed For?

Roxicodone is a prescription pain medication, prescribed to patients in order to manage moderate to severe pain. This could be chronic pain, or the result of a car accident, surgery, or another event that could cause trauma to the body. It is common for patients to start with a specific dose and for their doctor to adjust it as needed in the future. Taken by mouth, Roxicodone can be taken with or without food, although taking it with food can help reduce nausea.

Is Roxicodone Addicting?

Roxicodone, along with all opioids, is extremely habit-forming and addictive. Roxicodone addiction is similar to other types of opioid addiction in that it creates severe withdrawal symptoms once physical dependence has been established.

According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 1.6 million people in the United States misuse opioids. Worldwide, it’s estimated that 6.2 million misuse or abuse opioids.

Symptoms of Roxicodone Withdrawal

The Roxi detox process is one of the biggest challenges one will face on their journey to recovery. Withdrawal symptoms, especially physical symptoms, are not comfortable or easy to handle, and in some cases, they can be dangerous and life-threatening. 

The withdrawals are your body’s response to a lack of drugs and can begin even with a single dose being skipped, which can cause symptoms even for those that don’t abuse Roxicodone. Those that have been taking their prescription as directed and are ready to stop taking it should speak to their physician to make a plan for weaning off of it.

If you have been using large amounts for an extended amount of time, you can expect a more difficult withdrawal process. 

The withdrawals generally last 7-10 days, and the more common opioid withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Agitation
  • Body aches
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea and stomach pain
  • Difficulties concentrating
  • Excessive sweating
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Irregular heart rate
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Runny nose
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trouble sleeping, or insomnia

How to Safely Detox from Roxicodone

Detoxification is an important step in addiction treatment for many people, including those seeking help with opioid use disorders. Even though opioids like Roxicodone aren’t known for deadly withdrawal symptoms, they can be extremely uncomfortable. People that have gone through opioid withdrawal have described it as the worst flu they’ve ever experienced.

In many cases, the safest and most effective way to get through the detox process is with a medical detox done during a residential treatment program. When you’re addicted to Roxis, it can feel like you are alone and the idea of recovery can be overwhelming, but we are here to help you through this difficult time.

Start a Healthier Life at Agape Detox Center

Opioid use disorder is much more common than most people realize. The unfortunate truth is that many addictions begin with the introduction of a legally prescribed medication, usually after a car accident or surgery. If you have been abusing your Roxicodone and an addiction or dependency has developed, you are not alone. 

There are many others who have been right where you are today, and that have received the help they needed to get clean. Reach out to an addiction specialist today! Our goal is to help you get through the difficult withdrawal process and start living the safe, clean, sober life you deserve.

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