Roxy is a street name for the drug oxycodone and derived from the brand name medication, Roxicodone. It is a powerful opiate-based pharmaceutical that is generally prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. With its predecessors being morphine and heroin, Roxy abuse started as a replacement for using them. Due to its clinical use, but highly-addictive nature, Roxy became a schedule II drug under the Federal Controlled Substances Act in 1970. Even before then, drug rehab centers in NJ have been treating those addicted to the similar drugs.
How is Roxy Abused?
Roxies are usually crushed and swallowed. Even though the effects may not last as long, someone abusing the drug may also choose to snort it to achieve a quicker effect. Long-term addiction can cause the disintegration of the septum and lead to particles of the pill being inhaled into the lungs. As a result, snorting Roxy seriously damages the lungs and nose. Complications with inhaling the drug and other side effects can occur that lead to overdose and ultimately death.
Other Roxy side effects include:
- Loss of Appetite
- Flushed skin, itching, and sweating
- Mood swings
- Dry mouth
Do Drug Rehab Centers in NJ Help with Roxy Addiction?
The Discovery Institute is able to provide treatment for substance abuse and dependency, including that of Roxy and other opioids. Through detox and individual, group, and family therapies, our treatment will get you sober and down to the root cause of destructive behaviors like drug abuse. If you know someone struggling with drugs or alcohol, contact Discovery today for help.