Signs of Roxy Addiction
There may come a point where you wonder if you or someone you love is addicted to roxies. “Roxy” is the street name for the drug oxycodone, which is a prescription narcotic painkiller. It is classified as an opiate, like heroin or morphine.
Signs of Roxy Addiction: You
If you have been taking roxies and are wondering if you may be addicted, here are some signs of roxy addiction:
- Constantly thinking about roxies
- Obtaining multiple prescriptions for oxycodone
- Feeling pain when the drug is not available
- Flu-like symptoms when you try to stop using roxies
- Restless thoughts or behaviors
- Lying or stealing to obtain more roxies
- Using roxies in secret
- Hiding roxies around the house
Signs of Roxy Addiction: Loved one
If you suspect a friend or family member is addicted to roxies, there are some signs of roxy addiction you can look out to. The physical signs are usually specific to the class of drugs. Someone who is taking roxies or using heroin, for example, will act differently than someone who is abusing cocaine or amphetamines. However, behavioral signs of addiction are similar no matter what drugs are abused.
Signs of Roxy Addiction: Loved one: Physical
- Pinpoint pupils: Roxy use makes the pupils constrict unnaturally. Normally the pupil dilates or constricts depending on the light in the room. When a person is on roxies, their pupil stays small no matter what. Likewise, when a person is withdrawing from roxies, their pupil will dilate unnaturally.
- Unsteady gait
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Nodding out: 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.
- Sudden weight loss
- Slurred words
- Nausea and/or Vomiting
- Withdrawal: If a person is unable to get his (or her) usual dose of oxycodone, they will begin to suffer from withdrawal symptoms. He will be restless, agitated and sweaty. He’ll suffer from muscle and bone pain, depression, diarrhea, chills, insomnia, vomiting and nausea.
- Track marks: Some roxy abusers crush up the pills and inject them. Track marks may look like cat scratches that never seem to go away and grow within a short period of time.
Signs of Roxy Addiction: Loved one: Behavioral
- Lying about roxy use
- Using roxies without a prescription
- Using roxies in other than pill form: Some people are prescribed to roxies for legitimate pain. If they take them exactly as prescribed and in the correct dose, they may not become addicted. However, even a legitimate prescription can lead to addiction if the person takes more than they are supposed to, for a longer period of time, and begins crushing the pills to snort if, inject it, or swallow the powder.
- Stealing money, medication, or other items of value
- Sudden mood swings
- Visiting multiple doctors for the same problem
- Losing interest in things they used to enjoy
- Hanging out with people who use roxies
- Missing work or school
- Unexplained financial or legal problems
- Compulsive behavior
- Drug craving