Does Snorting Roxies Give You Abscess?
Roxy is the street name of the drug oxycodone. It is derived from the brand name of the medication-Roxicodone. These pills are also known as blues, blueberries, or 30’s. They come in doses of 15 or 30 mg and are pure oxycodone, unlike drugs like Percocet, which are oxycodone combined with acetaminophen.
Roxies are powerful prescription painkillers. They are in the same class of drugs as heroin and have similar effects. It is used in medical settings to treat moderate to severe pain. Roxies work by binding to opioid receptors in the brain. They bind to the same receptors that our bodies’ natural painkillers bind to. This produces the feeling of euphoria often experienced by roxy users. This is the main reason these drugs are used illicitly. Snorting roxies brings on effects quicker and more intensely and is not medically recommended. After prolonged roxy use, the body stops producing natural painkillers, resulting in opiate dependency.
Roxies can be smoked, swallowed, snorted, or injected. A person would snort a roxy if they were looking for a quicker and more powerful effect than just swallowing them. Snorting roxies causes a quicker onset of effects, causing almost immediate pain relief and euphoric effects. However, when you are snorting roxies instead of swallowing them, you increase your risk of dangerous side effects and overdose.
Snorting roxies won’t give you abscesses like injection would, but you do run the risk of damage to your nose. The nose is lined with delicate mucous membranes. When you are snorting roxies, you run the risk of damaging these membranes, and you can cause the blood vessels in the nose to rupture. Over time, snorting roxies can continue to eat away at your inner nose and can cause permanent damage.
Snorting roxies causes large amount of oxycodone to enter the bloodstream all at once. When you take roxies orally the dose is much more controlled. The kind of immediate action of oxycodone in the bloodstream caused by snorting roxies is dangerous because snorting it causes the drug to be absorbed in higher amounts than normal. The side effects of roxies, like suppression of breathing, are much more extreme, and you can actually stop breathing and die after snorting roxies.
The other danger of snorting roxies is that you run a higher risk of dependence and addiction. Studies show that the method of administration of the drug determines the risk of addiction. When you take roxies orally, the “high” lasts a longer time and is less intense. The amount in the blood stream reaches a moderate concentration and then slowly dissipates. Snorting roxies causes a spike in the blood concentration, which then drops off very quickly; leaving the body wanting more, this is known as “craving.” The more intense the craving then the higher the addictive potential will be.
Finally, snorting roxies can put you at risk for transmission of disease if you share your snorting instrument with other people. Hepatitis C and a number of other diseases can be transmitted in this manner.