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Roxicet Addiction: A Gateway to Heroin

Prescription medications are of the most commonly abused drugs in America. What starts out as a seemingly harmless prescription for painkillers quickly turns into severe addiction, which requires professional treatment from Treatment Alternative’s New York drug rehab. While many people are aware of the grave dangers of heroin, it is important to beware of the gateway drug associated with heroin addiction: Roxicets.

What are Roxicets?

Roxicets are often prescribed by doctors to treat severe pain. Roxicet is a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen – both of which are used to treat severe aches and pains. They are manufactured in a lab, and deliver a very powerful high to the user.

What are the common side effects of Roxicets?

The desirable effects include a perceived diminished feeling of pain, feelings of euphoria, release of muscular tension, and mental relaxation.

Unwanted effects include nausea, vomiting, constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, blurred vision, and lightheadedness. More severe effects include slow heartbeat, fainting, confusion, unusual behavior, stomach pains, itching, loss of appetite, and jaundice.

Are Roxicets addictive?

Roxicets are classified as a schedule II substance, meaning they have a high potential for abuse, severe psychological and physical dependence. Studies show those addicted to prescription opiates like oxycodone are 40 times more likely to develop a heroin abuse problem. Once an individual is addicted to heroin, they will require professional drug treatment to stay alive.

Because Roxicets give the user such an intense high, they begin to crave the substance in higher doses. It is very easy to overdose from Roxicets. Common overdose symptoms include difficulty breathing, excessive sleepiness, dizziness, fainting, limp muscles, pupil fluctuations, cold skin, Cyanosis, and loss of consciousness.

Overtime, Roxicets have been associated with kidney and liver failure, a reduction in the brains ability to form new memories, and life changing damage to the brain and body.

What are the withdrawal symptoms of Roxicets?

Before an individual begins treatment from Roxicet addiction, they must withdrawal and detoxify their system from the substance. Withdrawal from Roxicets are like that of morphine. It is generally an uncomfortable process that includes sweating, aches, high blood pressure, suicidal thoughts, agitation, depression, insomnia, and irregular heartbeats. It is important that the user undergoes a monitored, medical detox.

Where can I receive treatment for Roxicet Addiction?

Treatment Alternatives New York drug rehab specializes in treating prescription drug addiction, Roxicet addiction, as well as heroin addiction. Our medical staff constructs an individual plan for each client depending on multiple factors. Contact our addition treatment professionals today to get started on your recovery.

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