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Roxanol Addiction: What Is It and What Can You Do?

By Linda Whiteside

Medically Reviewed by: Dr. Ryan Peterson

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Roxanol is a synthetic opiate drug that is related to morphine and codeine. It is an analgesic medication that produces similar effects of other opiate drugs. Roxanol may be prescribed for the management of pain after surgery or from another injury or illness, especially cancer. However, it can be extremely addictive if not taken as directed. In fact, many people who take Roxanol for medicinal purposes find it difficult to stop using this drug. If you think someone you know has developed an addiction to Roxanol, there are several things you need to know about addiction and what you can do to help them get better sooner rather than later.

What Is Roxanol?

Roxanol is a synthetic opiate drug that is prescribed for pain management. It is used in the same contexts as other opiates like morphine and codeine. Roxanol has a high potential for abuse and addiction. Although Roxanol has some medical uses, it is generally not used as much as other opiate painkillers due to its high potential for abuse. Roxanol has both medical and street names.

Medical Name – Morphine sulfate

Street Names – Oxy, Morphone, Roxies, Roxicodone, Wacker

Signs and Symptoms of Roxanol Addiction

If someone you know is showing signs and symptoms of Roxanol addiction, they may be going through withdrawal or they may have already developed a Roxanol addiction. Roxanol can produce physical and psychological dependence very quickly and easily. Using Roxanol might seem like a harmless way to deal with pain, but it can quickly become a serious problem.

Physical signs of Roxanol addiction include:

  • Nausea
  • Trouble breathing
  • Sweating
  • Diarrhea
  • Poor or slowed heartbeat
  • Fever
  • Restlessness
  • Muscle spasms

Psychological signs and symptoms of Roxanol addiction include:

  • Mood swings
  • Paranoia
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Loss of control over use of Roxanol
  • Loss of interest in important activities

What Causes an Addiction to Roxanol?

Although Roxanol is prescribed for pain management, it is actually an opiate drug that produces similar effects to other opiates like morphine and codeine. Many people feel Roxanol helps them cope better with their pain. When Roxanol is taken as directed and under the supervision of a doctor, it can be helpful in managing pain. But when Roxanol is misused or taken outside of a doctor’s supervision and prescription, it becomes dangerous. Roxanol has a high potential for abuse and addiction. Taking Roxanol outside of a doctor’s supervision can lead to an addiction that is very difficult to break. Other factors that might contribute to Roxanol addiction include:

  • A person’s genetic makeup
  • A person’s family history of addiction
  • A person’s mental and emotional state
  • A person’s social interactions, lifestyle and behaviors

Finding Help for an Addiction to Roxanol

If you believe that you or someone you love has an addiction to Roxanol, it is important to get help as soon as possible. If you have just developed an addiction to Roxanol, you may be in the very early stages of Roxanol withdrawal. Get help as soon as possible. If you have been using Roxanol for a long time and have become dependent on it, withdrawal may have already set in. You may have started using Roxanol as a way to deal with pain that resulted from an injury or health issue. But eventually, the pain subsides and you may find yourself still relying on Roxanol to cope. Even if you have only been using Roxanol for a short time, it is important to seek help as soon as possible. There are many treatment options available for people who have an addiction to Roxanol and want to get clean and stay clean.

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If you have been using Roxanol for a long time without receiving a doctor’s prescription for it, you very likely have developed an addiction to this drug. Roxanol is a synthetic opiate drug that is related to morphine and codeine. Roxanol may be prescribed for the management of pain after surgery or from another injury or illness. However, it can be extremely addictive if not taken as directed. In fact, many people who take Roxanol for medicinal purposes find it difficult to stop using this drug. If you think someone you know has developed an addiction to Roxanol, outpatient treatment is the next step.

NuView Treatment Center in Los Angeles is an addiction treatment center that focuses on providing their patients with a personalized treatment plan that will help them overcome their addiction and get their lives back on track. We treat all manner of addictions, including Roxanol addiction. Our staff members understand that everyone’s addiction is different and every person requires a different treatment approach. Patients are given the opportunity to meet with their treatment team and develop a treatment plan specifically designed for them.

NuView’s treatment approach is based on evidence-based practices. Patients receive individualized care that is tailored to their specific needs and circumstances. Treatment staff members are available around the clock to provide support and assistance to patients at any time.

If you are ready to get help for your Roxanol problem, reach out today!

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Written By: Linda Whiteside
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Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has been providing mental health services for over 10 years.

Medically reviewed by: Dr. Ryan Peterson
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Went to medical school at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.

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