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Understanding Roxicet Abuse Recovery
Roxicet is a prescription drug that is commonly prescribed to individuals who are attempting to cope with mild to severe short-term physical pain. Made up of oxycodone and acetaminophen, oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid analgesic and acetaminophen is a non-opiate over-the-counter analgesic and antipyretic. An analgesic is a painkiller, while an antipyretic is a fever reducer. Roxicet works similarly to Percocet, another popular prescription painkiller.
When Roxicet is being abused recreationally or taken as prescribed, it can become a highly addictive and dangerous drug that can cause a number of serious risks. Oxycodone, one of the most addictive drugs in the world, can easily cause a physical and/or psychological dependency to develop. Opioids such as Roxicet can be extremely challenging to stop using once an addiction is present, especially as cravings can be so strong and withdrawal symptoms can be so painful. The continual abuse of Roxicet can lead to side effects such as convulsions, slowed heartbeat, slowed breathing, loss of consciousness and death.
While oxycodone is dangerous in its own right, the acetaminophen that is contained within Roxicet can also be highly dangerous, as it can lead to severe liver damage. In 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated that acetaminophen was responsible for the majority of all acute liver failures. Liver failure does not always take a long time to develop, as some failures can happen within 48 hours of consuming too much acetaminophen.
Medication-assisted treatment is by far one of the most effective forms of care for someone battling a Roxicet addiction. At Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, patients will utilize medications designed to help curb their drug cravings, as well as suppress the severity of their withdrawal symptoms. Additionally, they will also partake in therapeutic exercises to help address the underlying causes of the addiction.
Medication-assisted treatment is generally part of an outpatient treatment program, meaning that individuals looking to end an opiate addiction such as a Roxicet addiction can do so while being supervised. A number of medications like Suboxone, Subutex, Vivitrol, and methadone are commonly used to help Roxicet users overcome their addiction once and for all.
Types of Treatment Offered for Roxicet Abuse at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers
The treatment received at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers is an outpatient program that is uniquely designed to meet each individual patient’s unique needs. We welcome men and women aged 18 and older to enroll in our program, which includes working alongside doctors, nurses, and counselors. This team of professionals will work with each patient to determine his or her own individual course of care. The care received at our treatment centers can include one or more of the following:
Methadone: Methadone is one of the most popular medications used in medication-assisted treatment programs. It is one of the safest forms of medication used to address opiate addictions, such as Roxicet addiction, as it works to help reduce the urge to use, as well as painful withdrawal symptoms. Methadone is an opioid agonist, which means that it attaches to the same receptors in the brain that Roxicet does, but without producing the same high. Without the high present, individuals can not only live a regular life, but also focus on their recovery with little to no setbacks from withdrawal effects.
Suboxone: Suboxone is a medication comprised of a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone, and is one of the safest forms of medication-assisted treatment. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002, Suboxone is a drug that has the ability to help reduce cravings and control unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. The naloxone in Suboxone is also effective in helping prevent overdose, which allows patients taking this drug to take several days worth of doses home rather than returning to the treatment center on a daily basis.
Subutex: Similar to Suboxone, Subutex aids in putting an end to drug cravings, all the while lessening the effects of withdrawal symptoms. Subutex is the brand name for buprenorphine, and unlike Suboxone, contains nothing but buprenorphine. Therefore, patients must visit the treatment center daily to receive their doses of Subutex, as it can be habit-forming and holds potential for overdose. In most cases, patients will begin their medication-assisted treatment on Subutex and then transition to using Suboxone as a part of a long-term plan.
Vivitrol: Vivitrol is the only medication used in medication-assisted treatment programs that is injected on a monthly basis. Other medications, like Subutex and methadone, are taken daily. Vivitrol contains naltrexone hydrochloride, which, like other medications, reduces painful withdrawal symptoms and ends drug cravings.
Individual therapy: Roxicet addiction often comes with more than just physical side effects, as it often leads to psychological and behavioral issues as well. Therefore, as medication is used to help keep individuals minds focused on their recovery rather than the side effects of detox, individual therapy is introduced to address the underlying causes of the addiction itself. Clients will participate in individual therapy sessions with a trained and compassionate counselor who can help them work through these issues in a healthy manner. At Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, regular participation in individual therapy is highly recommended.
Group therapy: Group therapy, like individual therapy, is an excellent place to acknowledge and alleviate internal issues related to Roxicet addiction. However, group therapy connects patients with one another so that they can not only share personal experiences, but both offer and receive support during this time. At Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, each group session is conducted by a trained counselor who is experienced in leading sessions that promote security, comfort, and encouragement.
Why Consider Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers for Roxicet Abuse
Roxicet addiction is a very real and very serious issue, and like any other prescription painkiller addiction, can lead to severe consequences. From organ damage and respiratory problems to seizures and paranoia, Roxicet abuse often comes with a hefty price tag.
Ironically, when someone who is addicted to Roxicet desires to stop, it is almost impossible for them to do it independently, as withdrawal symptoms and cravings are often too much to handle. Therefore, professional intervention is always recommended in order to not only overcome self-defeating behaviors, but also to bring about sobriety before more serious consequences such as financial and legal issues occur.
Luckily, professional help is both available and effective. At Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, our team of compassionate and experienced experts is ready and able to provide you or your loved one with the help needed to end a Roxicet addiction.