Roxy addiction has become very prevalent in the US. Many people know someone who has abused roxies at some point. Others may have suspicions that someone they know is abusing roxies, but they don’t know for sure. So, how do you find out? What are the signs of a roxy addict?
If you suspect that someone you know is abusing roxies, there are several physical and behavioral signs that you can look for. Keep in mind that these signs vary from person to person, and not everyone displays all or even some of these signs. It is also important to note that many of the behavioral signs of a roxy addict are the same signs that can be observed in someone who is abusing alcohol or other drugs.
Here are three of the most common physical signs of a roxy addict:
1.) Pinpoint pupils: Roxies cause the pupil to constrict. Normally, a person’s pupil changes size depending on the amount of light in the room (expanding in low light and constricting in bright light). However, when a person is using roxies, their pupil stays small no matter what. Even when a person becomes tolerant to roxies as a result of prolonged use, they will still display this physical sign when they ingest a roxy.
2.) Nodding out: This term refers to the central nervous system effect produced by roxies. Roxies are a central nervous system depressant (a “downer”), so people are less alert and seem sleepy. Nodding refers to people on opiates when they are in a state between sleep and waking. They may close their eyes and their head may droop while having a conversation or standing. They may catch themselves and wake up at this point or lose consciousness completely.
3.) Withdrawal: This is one of the biggest signs of a roxy addict. When someone is physically dependent on roxies, they experience withdrawal when they run out of drugs. Sometimes, a person who is using roxies heavily can start to withdrawal within a few hours of use. Signs of roxy withdrawal are similar to flu symptoms and include: sweating, goose bumps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and cramping. If someone you know shows symptoms of the flu and then spontaneously recovers in a short amount of time, it may be a sign that they are a roxy addict.
These three signs of a roxy addict are the most common, but other physical signs of a roxy addict include: Itching, sweating, track marks, and slurred speech.
Behavioral signs of a roxy addict include:
1.) Unexplainable financial or legal problems
2.) Hanging out with people who use roxies
3.) Missing work or school or losing interest in activities they once enjoyed
4.) Extreme mood swings
5. “Doctor shopping”: Seeing more than one doctor to treat the same problem.
If you believe that someone you know is abusing roxies take action. Educate yourself about roxy addiction and learn how to convince the person you love to get help.