Roxicet is the brand name for a pain reliever often prescribed for moderate to severe chronic pain resulting from surgery, cancer, or illness. Much like Percocet, Roxicet combines oxycodone and acetaminophen, providing profound pain relief and potential fever reduction.
Data from the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health showed that nearly 52 million Americans older than 12 used prescription drugs like Roxicet recreationally at some point in their lives. Data from 2010 also found that 8.76 million Americans abused prescription drugs, while 5.1 million of those abused painkillers specifically.
Roxicet offers many of the same effects as an average opiate. By working directly on your brain, Roxicet delivers feelings of euphoria, mental calm, and physical relaxation. Other common side effects include:
Roxicet’s general ease of availability and high potency make it a highly addictive substance. Addiction causes highly reckless behavior often centering around using and obtaining the drug. This not only causes harm to you, but also damages your personal relationships and pushes away those you hold close.
Using Roxicet causes a flood of dopamine, the hormone responsible for motor control, motivation, and reward. That encourages you to take more Roxicet to trigger that sense of reward. Furthermore, to combat that flood of dopamine, your body will produce less dopamine or inhibit its dopamine receptors, forcing you to take more Roxicet to maintain normal dopamine levels.
Detox aims to remove the chemicals that have built up in your system from extended drug use. This is accomplished by tapering off drug use and administering medication, though much of it comes down to time and patience.
Inpatient care is the best means of receiving detox. Through inpatient care, you are treated to a safe and supportive atmosphere, ensuring you stay on track. The best part of inpatient care is that it gives you immediate access to a medical staff that can administer medications and tend to your physical health. This also includes counselors who can provide therapy and emotional support.
Detox is just the first step in the recovery process and leads directly into a longer rehab program. Detox allows your body to regain control of yourself, but rehab helps you develop your character and work on your personal issues. Rehab gives you tools and a solid foundation of support to fight addiction and maintain good health and sobriety in the long term.