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Roxanol Detox and Withdrawal

Roxanol is a liquid form of morphine. When used according to a physician’s instructions, this medication controls moderate-to-severe pain. If a person abuses it or takes it for an extended period, enrollment into a Roxanol detox center may be necessary for recovery.
“When used according to a physician’s instructions, this medication controls moderate-to-severe pain.”
If you need help overcoming a Roxanol addiction or have a loved one who is addicted to this drug, call our toll-free hotline at for referral to a treatment center in your area.

Roxanol Addiction

Roxanol belongs to a class of drugs called opioid analgesics. Because high doses of opioid drugs produce a feeling of euphoria, this type of drug is very addictive. This is a significant problem in the United States, as Medscape reports that Americans consume approximately 80 percent of the world’s supply of opioid drugs. Someone who takes Roxanol for an extended period of time may develop a tolerance to the drug. People with drug tolerances need higher doses of their medications to get adequate pain relief. If you develop a tolerance to Roxanol, you may also develop a dependence on the drug. Several factors put you at an increased risk of developing an addiction, including

  • Family history
  • History of psychological problems
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Being male


Roxanol withdrawal symptoms typically occur just before the next scheduled dose is administered. Some of the first symptoms of withdrawal include a runny nose, sweating, yawning, and watery eyes. Later signs and symptoms of withdrawal include irritability, restlessness, nausea, tremors, loss of appetite, and drug cravings. As the withdrawal syndrome worsens, vomiting, elevated blood pressure, elevated heart rate, flushing, muscle pain, and muscle spasms may also occur. Roxanol detox centers can help people experiencing these symptoms to overcome their addiction and change their lives for the better.

Detox Centers

Roxanol detox programs consist of three major components. The first step for someone entering one of these Roxanol withdrawal treatment facilities is an evaluation. During this period, the person is evaluated for physical and mental disorders. Clinicians also administer drug tests to determine which substances the person has been using. This helps determine the proper course of treatment. The second component of a detox program is stabilization. Clinicians help patients through the process of detoxification by offering psychological support and administering medications that help control withdrawal symptoms. The final step in this process is getting the person ready for treatment and recovery. Detox programs do not address the psychological components of drug addiction, so they are just the first step in the recovery process. Ideally, a patient will agree to enroll in a rehabilitation program upon completion of a detox program.

Finding a Detox Center

Picking a Roxanol detox center is a very personal decision. What is right for one person may not be right for you, so it is important to consider all available information. Location is an important consideration for most people, so look for detox centers in your area. You also need to make sure the addiction treatment options available are compatible with your beliefs and values. Some programs are based on religious principles, which may not mesh well with your personal beliefs. Once you find a potential Roxanol withdrawal treatment facility, talk with administrators to find out which detox methods are used.

Family Support

Family SupportFamily support is very important for anyone addicted to Roxanol. In some cases, addicts are more receptive to seeking help with the support of their family members and friends. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that only 5.9 percent of the people admitted into publicly funded substance abuse programs in 2008 were admitted for non-heroin opioid use. When compared with the number of people who misuse opioids, this is a relatively low number. If more people had the help and support of others, they might be more willing to enter a Roxanol detox center or enroll in an outpatient program.

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  • Prescription opioid abuse cost the United States $8.6 billion in 2001.
  • In 2008, non-medical use of opioid drugs resulted in approximately 306,000 emergency room visits in the United States.
  • In the United States, there was a 63-percent increase in opioid-related deaths from 1999 to 2004.
  • Misuse of prescription opioids increased by 140 percent from 1992 to 2003.

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