Roxicodone is a narcotic prescription drug and a brand name of the drug Oxycodone. Doctors will prescribe Roxicodone as a pain relief medication to patients that have been through some sort of accident or surgery. The drug is derived from morphine and has the same effects as Heroin when used in high doses. Roxicodone does its job and is great for reliving pain but it comes with a dangerous side and you can easily become addicted. An addiction will start out slow but will progress in a negative way. There is no moving up in the world once you have become addicted to a drug like Roxicodone.
Roxicodone is a popular drug that users seek because of the high it gives and how quickly you can feel the euphoria. Because it is so popular there are many people suffering with a Roxicodone addiction in the world today. You can develop an addiction to Roxicodone by taking more than prescribed, using it in other ways such as snorting or injecting, or by abusing a friend’s prescription because the high will take you out of reality for a short period of time.
You may think using Roxicodone is harmless because it is prescribed by a doctor. It is a doctor’s job to keep you safe, right? This is true in a sense. The doctor will treat you but once the prescription is in your hands it is ultimately your decision what you do with it. You have the choice to abuse it or tell the doctor you think you have a problem and it is time to take you off the medication.
If you didn’t obtain Roxicodone from a doctor and you are taking it from a friend or buying it from a dealer, you are at the same risk of addiction as someone who has a prescription. This is especially for people who are using Roxicodone to remove themselves from reality because they are not comfortable with who they are as a person. Basically, it doesn’t matter how you started. It is still dangerous to abuse because it is super easy to become addicted too.
Once you have passed the line into addiction you are putting your body at risk for a multitude of health complications. Roxicodone has the power to alter your brain on how it perceives pain while slowing down your heart rate and reducing your reflex to cough. After a few days of abuse, your bodies digestive system will slow down. This, in turn, will cause constipation, stomach cramps, nausea and occasionally vomiting. Along with the brain and digestive system, abusing Roxicodone will also slow your breathing and heart rate. The side effects don’t stop there.
If you are abusing Roxicodone you may always be battling nausea, vomiting, itching, dry mouth, stomach cramps, confusion, weakness, even hallucinations and seizures on a daily basis. You may notice your behavior is off but don’t think that it is because of the Roxicodone. You tell yourself, “oh it is just a bad day” or “I will be better tomorrow.” However, tomorrow never comes and the behaviors stay the same. You are constantly nodding off because you are so tired and always complaining how tired you are. It is normal for you if you are abusing Roxicodone to also lose interest in things that once held the highest importance to you in your life. Your life is changing for the worse daily but you are in denial about your addiction and can’t seem to realize that maybe taking Roxicodone is causing these things to happen.
It may take some time for you to realize your Roxicodone addiction is taking over your life and if you don’t plan on stopping anytime soon you need to learn about the dangers of suffering an overdose. Roxicodone is a dangerous drug and can easily cause you to overdose and if you don’t take care of the overdose it can lead to repertory failure or even death. If you ever feel week, confused, have very clammy skin, have trouble breathing or have a slow heart rate after using Roxicodone make sure you call emergency services immediately. If you don’t take the steps necessary to take care of your overdose, you can become unconscious, fall into a coma, or even pass away due to Roxicodone overdose.
No matter how you use Roxicodone or where you are at in your life, there is still a high risk of you suffering a fatal overdose. Overdoses don’t pick and choose the people it happens too, no matter who you are, you chance of overdose are the same as someone using Heroin. The only possible way to prevent an overdose is to seek treatment for your Roxicodone addiction.
When you seek treatment for your addiction it is important to include a medically supervised detox followed by inpatient rehabilitation. Detox will help to heal your body and rid it from all the chemicals the drugs you were abusing contained. While inpatient treatment will heal your body and soul by taking you through many therapies and getting to the bottom of your addiction. The thought of treatment and living life without Roxicodone can be very scary. If you take the right steps and stay positive, your life will change for the better before you realize it.