When we talk about prescription pill addiction, painkillers such as Oxycontin, Percocet, and Percodan grab the majority of the spotlight in regards to addiction. While there is no doubt these powerful drugs can easily cause addiction with misuse, there are other prescription pain medications that may not be as well known but are still just as addictive. Roxicodone is an example of a lesser known pain reliever that can have devastating impacts on users. Like other potent prescription medications, successfully completing treatment at a Roxicodone detox center will give you the best chance at achieving long-term recovery.
What is Roxicodone?
Roxicodone is a strong narcotic pain reliever that belongs to a class of drugs called opioids. Opioids are synthetic, laboratory-created substances that produce the same effects that are seen in natural opiates drugs such as heroin and codeine, but they are not derived from the opium plant itself. The drug works by dulling the limbic system, which is the brain area where we perceive pain. When Roxicodone is taken at higher doses, it affects other essential bodily systems such as the respiratory and circulatory systems.
Originally, Roxicodone was created in an attempt to find a pain relief alternative to morphine that wouldn’t have a high potential for addiction. This drug is similar to Oxycontin in the fact that both contain oxycodone as its main active ingredient. Compared to Oxycontin, Roxicodone has a lesser amount of oxycodone and on the surface it appears to have less of an addiction potential in comparison to Oxycontin and other more powerful painkillers. While it may be less addictive, Roxicodone is still a dangerous drug capable of producing severe withdrawal symptoms.
What are the Withdrawal Symptoms Associated with Roxicodone?
For those who are looking to quit Roxicodone, withdrawal symptoms will vary in severity and is dependent on several factors. These factors include the amount taken and the length of time the drug was taken. Another factor is the way in which the drug is administered. For instance, if users crush Roxicodone tablets into a powder to then snort or inject greatly increases all risk factors and side effects. The onset of withdrawal symptoms generally starts within eight hours after the last dose.
During the early stages of withdrawal, the following symptoms are common:
- Muscle aches
After a few days, additional withdrawal symptoms may occur and may include the following:
- Abdominal cramps
- Irregular heartbeat
- Increased drug cravings
Properly Detoxing from the Effects of Roxicodone
While seeking an Orange County Roxicodone detox center is your best option to safely remove the drug from your body, you may feel that you can detox from your home or can quit the drug “cold turkey” without professional supervision. These methods of self-detoxification have the potential to be dangerous and can cause further complications. Under the careful supervision by staff, a Roxicodone detox center can help make the withdrawal process more comfortable. In addition to helping you safely withdraw from the effects of Roxicodone, the staff at a Roxicodone detox center will also utilize interventions to ensure that you are stable and ready for your next step which is a drug treatment program.
How SoCal Detox Manages Roxicodone Detox
When you undergo Roxicodone detox at our facility, we will help you make it through withdrawal in three ways. First, we will help taper you off of Roxicodone. This gradual withdrawal method will help ease the discomfort of withdrawal and allows your body to return to normal. Secondly, we will perform a complete physical and mental health evaluation in order to diagnose any co-occurring disorders that may complicate your recovery process. If there are co-occurring disorders present, the staff of SoCal Detox will create an initial individualized treatment plan that will address these concerns.
Lastly, the staff at SoCal Detox Center will prepare you for your transition into intensive drug treatment once you are substance-free and stable. It is important to note that completing detox for Roxicodone IS NOT DRUG TREATMENT. While detox will help ease and eliminate the physical cravings of addiction, you must address the underlying issues of your Roxicodone addiction through therapy and other treatment programs that are provided at a residential drug treatment facility.
Stop Using Roxicodone Today with Help from SoCal Detox Center
Addiction to Roxicodone and other painkillers can severely affect your life, your family and other loved ones that you care about. To truly break free from the grips of Roxicodone, detoxification is a crucial first step. SoCal Detox Center has earned a reputation as one of the best Roxicodone detox centers in Orange County. With their proven and effective detox programs and comprehensive screening processes, the experienced and compassionate staff at SoCal Detox Center makes your health and well-being their top priority.
Call SoCal Detox Center today and begin your road to recovery on the right foot.