Person consoles another as she exhibits signs of roxicodone abuse

Signs of Roxicodone Abuse

Doctors often prescribe opioids for the management of pain. However, these highly addictive drugs can cause lifelong dependence. One of these opioids is Roxicodone. At our drug addiction treatment center, we offer programs to help you get back to a sober life if you have an addiction to Roxicodone. Contact Washburn House today by calling us at 855.298.3104.  Our opioid addiction treatment can help.

Understanding Roxicodone Abuse: Why Does However Happen? 

Roxicodone is a semi-synthetic opioid analgesic, and it’s meant to treat pain. It affects the central nervous system, helping with both acute and chronic pain.  

It’s similar to oxycodone, but instead of slowly offering its effects, Roxicodone has a rapid-release formula that provides painkilling results within minutes, and that’s what makes it so addictive. The faster a drug can offer results, the more likely it is to lead to addiction.  

Like all opioids, Roxicodone affects the opioid receptors in the brain, eliminating pain but also causing euphoria. Your brain is made to want to repeat things that make you feel good, so it will lead you to want to repeat the use of the drug. It’s a biological function meant to keep you alive, but in this case, it works against you.  

Signs of Roxicodone Abuse: Recognizing Them in Yourself or Others 

If you’re concerned about your use of Roxicodone or if you worry about a loved one, some signs can tell you if there’s a danger of developing an addiction.  

You may notice mood disturbances, including: 

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Mood swings 
  • Irritability 
  • Anger
  • Euphoria 

Some of the physical signs of Roxicodone abuse are: 

  • Increased sweating 
  • Nodding off 
  • Fatigue 
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Dizziness 
  • Constipation 

You may also notice behavioral signs like: 

  • Doctor shopping 
  • Hiding use 
  • Isolation 

Once your body has become accustomed to functioning with the drug, it will struggle to stabilize if you stop using it, so you can experience withdrawal symptoms. If you find that you feel enough discomfort to start using the drug again, this means you likely have an addiction to Roxicodone.  

How Does Treatment for Roxicodone Work? 

The best thing you can do if you have an addiction to Roxicodone is to turn to a treatment center for help.  

The first step in the process is to remove the opioid from your body, which means going through the detox process. Because withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable and even dangerous, having the option of medical detox is important.  

Medications can stabilize you so you can focus on treating the cause of the addiction. However, it is not enough to manage the symptoms of the substance use disorder. You need to understand what caused you to use and continue using the drug in the first place. We can help you do this with individual therapy sessions.  

To help you see that you are not alone in your struggles and that recovery is possible, we also provide group therapy sessions. During these sessions, you get to hear from others who are dealing with similar issues and who may be at different stages of treatment.  

Because we know that Roxicodone abuse doesn’t just affect the person with the substance use disorder, we also offer family therapy sessions. And if you have a co-occurring mental health condition, we also provide assistance for that.  

Call Washburn House Today

When facing an addiction to an opioid like Roxicodone, you need to turn to a treatment center for help. At Washburn House, we can offer the help you need at various care levels, including inpatient and outpatient programs. Let us help you break free from the hold Roxicodone has on you. Contact Washburn House today at 855.298.3104

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