Roxy is the street name for the drug known Roxicodone. Its generic and better-known name is Oxycodone. This drug is a semi-synthetic opioid medication that is normally proscribed to treat moderate to severe pain in a person. Because of its highly addictive nature, Roxy is a schedule II drug. Roxicodone does contain the same active ingredient as OxyContin; it is manufactured to be an immediate-release tablet. This makes it an even bigger target for abuse and addiction.
What is the drug called Roxy?
The nickname Roxy is a pretty obvious one. But it also goes by other nicknames. Some call it “blues” because the tablets are blue in color. They are also called “thirties” because they come in a 30-milligram dose. When Roxy’s are abused they are generally swallowed or crushed up. Some people even choose to snort or smoke it even though the effects do not last as long on the body, but the high is that much more intense.
Opioids, like Roxy’s, and addiction to them are ravaging throughout the country at an alarming rate. Everything is being done to combat this crisis, but every year more and more people are dying as a result of opioid overdose deaths. The CDC reported that nearly 49,000 people die from opioids alone in 2018 alone. This includes overdoses involving Roxy’s. They are one of the strongest opioids available and abusing them should not be taken lightly because your chances of death are very real.
How Roxy Work on the Body
Roxy’s are opioids. They work by attaching to the opioid receptors in your brain after they are taken in order to block pain. This also will create a euphoric, calm, feel-good high in the body that is very common with all opioid medications or drugs. Roxy’s are semi-synthetic, which means it is specifically meant as a pain-killing drug. It means that it is partially originated from the opium poppy plant and also chemically manufactured, making it both natural and synthetic. To help you understand the dangers of Roxy abuse, it actually has the exact same chemical properties as the street drug heroin, without all of the extra junk dealers add to it. So they are basically a purer form of heroin. The literal only difference is that one is legal and the other is not.
Roxicodone is Roxy
Roxicodone addiction is basically guaranteed when you abuse it. There are no ifs, and, or buts about it. They are highly addictive and extremely strong. No matter the length of time you have been using this drug, you are probably already hooked on it, even if you don’t know it yet. It only takes one time of feeling the high from Roxy’s to become mentally addicted to it and after only a few users will you become physically addicted. Physical addiction happens when your body gets so used to having the drug in your system that it no longer knows how to function properly without it. Your body will actually crave it and as time progresses, you will need more and more to feel “normal”. If you don’t feed this craving in time or give it enough, you will experience what is called withdrawal.
Getting Through Opioid Withdrawal Safely
Opioid withdrawal is extremely painful and one of, if not the hardest, drugs to withdrawal from. Many people will tell you, myself included, that trying to go through withdrawal and detox on your own will be unsuccessful. Withdrawal symptoms will include fever, sweats, extreme body aches and tremors, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, and in some cases even death. When you are ready to quit using Roxy’s, you will have the most success if you participate in a medically assisted detox.
Tens of thousands of people die from opioids every year. They all thought they could handle Roxy’s too, but the Roxy’s always win. If you want to choose life and stop the cycle of addiction, help is available for you no matter how hopeless you feel.