What to expect from detoxing from Roxies at home
“Roxy” is the street name for the drug oxycodone. Oxycodone can be found in a number of different prescription meds, but the name roxy is usually reserved for pure, short-acting forms of oxycodone.
Roxies are opiates. They are of the same class of drugs as heroin and morphine. These drugs are highly physically addictive. Frequent use can quickly develop into tolerance (needing more and more of the drug to achieve the same results). Once you are tolerant of a drug, your body expects the drug, so when you stop or reduce your dose, you can experience withdrawal. Roxy withdrawal is pretty nasty. You won’t die from it, but you may wish you were dead.
What to expect from detoxing from Roxies at home: What is detox?
Detox is the process of controlling withdrawal from roxies (or any other addictive substance) and lessening the physical effects of purging the body of addictive substances. There are medical facilities that deal exclusively with the detox process. They have highly trained medical staff and can administer medications to manage the symptoms of roxy withdrawal. Whenever possible, I HIGHLY recommend going to a detox facility when you are trying to get off roxies. Detox facilities are the most safe and comfortable way to go. For those who can’t afford it or just don’t want to go, you may want to know what to expect from detoxing from roxies at home.
What to expect from detoxing from Roxies at home: Withdrawal Symptoms
Withdrawal from Roxies can cause a number of unpleasant symptoms. When you are detoxing from Roxies at home, expect to have symptoms that can include extreme pain, tremors, muscle cramps, sweating, chills, rapid heartbeat, itching, restless leg syndrome, runny nose, sneezing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and weakness. Withdrawal from oxycodone alone is not life-threatening, but it is extremely uncomfortable. Acute oxycodone withdrawal can last ten to fourteen days (depending on level of use.) Post-acute withdrawal from oxycodone lasts an indefinite amount of time, usually proportional to how long you have been abusing oxycodone. However, post-acute withdrawal from oxycodone is much less severe than acute oxycodone withdrawal and generally includes symptoms like insomnia, fatigue, and mild anxiety.
What to expect from detoxing from Roxies at home: How to prepare
If you are going to be detoxing from Roxies at home, it’s good to do some preparation beforehand. If you can go to a doctor and get a prescription to benzodiazepines (just for the length of the detox) and/or the drug Buprenorphine, you will have a much more comfortable detox. These drugs are used in detox facilities and some doctors will prescribe them if you are detoxing from roxies at home. You should have access to hot showers or baths or a hot tub, and drink plenty of fluids when you are detoxing from roxies at home. Vitamins and easy to digest foods are also a must. Imodium is a good over-the-counter drug to buy when you are detoxing from roxies at home, as is a sleep aid if you can’t get benzodiazepines.