Prescription drug addiction can happen to anyone at any point in their life. It is not difficult to become dependent on an opioid pain medication like Roxicet after surgery or injury if one is not very careful. That dependence can quickly turn into full addiction. If you or a loved one would like more information about Evoke Wellness at Miramar’s opioid addiction treatment program, contact us today at 866.931.9312. We’re here to help.
What Is Roxicet?
Roxicet is a prescription brand name for the drug combination Oxycodone (a type of opiate prescription drug) and acetaminophen (over-the-counter pain medicine, i.e., Tylenol). This combination of prescription pain relievers is commonly prescribed for moderate to severe pain. Another drug brand name that is much like Roxicet is Percocet.
Both of these drugs are prescribed to decrease pain from broken bones, surgery, childbirth or car accidents, and other medical conditions that cause immediate pain. Roxicet is not prescribed for chronic pain because acetaminophen can cause liver damage over time. Roxicet is highly addictive, and medical practitioners are cautious when prescribing it to patients. However, many people become addicted to Roxicet and will lie about their pain levels to continue getting it.
Roxicet Addiction Treatment
Because Oxycodone is an opiate drug, the risk of a person becoming addicted to it is significant. Like other opiate drugs, people who abuse Roxicet will develop tolerance and, over time, require more and more Roxicet to get the same effects. Roxicet is particularly dangerous to become addicted to because of the presence of acetaminophen, which can destroy the liver with habitual use.
Consuming too much acetaminophen can be deadly. As dangerous, Roxicet contains Oxycodone and can very easily cause an accidental overdose. However, with most Roxicet addicts, their liver will begin to develop cirrhosis from taking too much Roxicet before other medical conditions occur. However, accidental overdose is still a significant concern. Anyone who is taking large doses of Roxicet must be assessed medically in case their liver has undergone damage from the acetaminophen. The risk of addiction to Roxicet not only causes a person to desire taking it daily, but it causes physical dependence. Roxicet abusers will, in time, require more Roxicet to prevent experiencing physical, emotional, and mental withdrawal symptoms.
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Roxicet Withdrawal Symptoms
Even the run-of-the-mill Roxicet detox symptoms are severe. Not unlike heroin addiction and the severity of those physical withdrawal symptoms, Roxicet withdrawal can be as harsh. The most common symptoms of Roxicet withdrawal include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Cold sweats and chills
- Muscle and bone aches
- Severe insomnia
- Anxiety and depression
- Emotional instability
- Uncontrollable leg and arm movements (kicking)
- High blood presser and heart palpitations
- Dry heaving
- Inability to relax
- Intense cravings for Roxicet
Roxicet withdrawal symptoms can start as early as a few hours from the last use. It is most common for Roxicet abusers to begin experiencing withdrawal symptoms after 12 to 24 hours of discontinued use. The symptoms will escalate by day 3-5 and continue up through day 10. Because the withdrawal symptoms are harsh, it is quite common for them to give up and relapse.
Relapse, after detox begins, is especially dangerous. The body will have started to return to an average tolerance level, and an individual may choose to take more than their usual amount of Roxicet to feel better and risk dying. This is one of the most prominent ways an accidental overdose from all opiates like Roxicet occurs.
Roxicet Detox Program
To safely detox off Roxicet, regardless of how much or how long a person has been abusing Roxicet, this person must have medical supervision to ensure their safety. The procedure for medically supervised detoxification at our Florida Roxicet detox center begins with the client being admitted into our medical detox center. Our medically supervised detox program for Roxicet addiction prescribes safe and effective medication to reverse and control the physical, emotional, and mental withdrawal symptoms.
The primary medication that we most commonly prescribe for Roxicet addiction is Suboxone (buprenorphine). Our medical staff at the detox unit at Evoke Wellness at Miramar are all trained in addiction detoxification and specialize in opiate withdrawal. We also prescribe medications to lower anxiety, promote sleep, and minimize cold and flu symptoms, as well as nausea and vomiting. The amount of time a person needs to detox depends on how much and for how long they were abusing Roxicet.
Break Opioid Addiction at Evoke Wellness at Miramar
Our Florida detox and treatment programs assess each client for mental health diagnoses as well as trauma and other emotional challenges. We understand that in order to have a successful recovery, the root cause of the addiction needs to be treated as well, so part of the detox setting includes counseling and treatment programs. The path toward recovery begins with detox and continues with a drug treatment program that is tailored to meet the needs of the individual.
Our Evoke Wellness at Miramar Roxicet addiction treatment program is designed to allow clients to complete their detoxification and then join a treatment program specifically for their addictions. Reach out to us today at 866.931.9312 for more information, or fill out our online form and let us get back to you.