Opiates come in a lot of forms, under a lot of brand names. Most people are familiar with names like morphine, codeine, Oxycontin, Percocet, and Valium. One name not familiar to a lot of people is Roxanol. The fact that doctors prescribe this drug for patients who are dealing with severe pain issues give it many of the same characteristics as the other opiate-based substances. As such, people should view Roxanol abuse very seriously
More About Roxanol
In fact, Roxanol is a brand name for morphine sulfate or just morphine. When taken as prescribed by a physician, this drug focuses its effects on the pain neurotransmitters in the brain. This is a short-acting morphine product. The drug manufacturers developed this drug with a time-release mechanism that allows patients to use it over extended periods of time. It is also available in liquid and pill form.
Morphine is a narcotic. Possible Morphine side effects include nausea, breathing problems, chest pain and extreme drowsiness. Doctors prescribe this drug for patients to take as prescribed only. Patients should not take this drug with alcohol and can avoid an overdose by strictly following label and doctor instructions. Doctors would consider anything else to be Roxanol abuse.
The Dangers of Roxanol Abuse
Opiates are among the most addictive substances on the planet. Patients who are guilty of Roxanol abuse can form a morphine addiction over a very short period of time. If an addiction forms, the user’s life will be disrupted by their attempts to stay high. If the user attempts to suddenly stop using this medication after an extended period of Roxanol abuse, they will subject themselves to an extensive list of serious morphine withdrawal symptoms.
At the moderate end of the withdrawal scale, they might encounter headaches, a runny nose, vomiting, nausea, and insomnia. At the severe end of the scale, they could be subject to muscle and stomach cramps, anxiety, convulsions, hallucinations, heart problems and issues with breathing. Doctors recommend patients slowly taper off this medication to avoid the most difficult withdrawal symptoms.
Beaches Recovery Offers Addiction Treatment for Morphine Abuse
Our Jacksonville, Florida based Beaches Recovery facility specializes in developing customized treatment plans for our patients. This includes detox services, therapy and after treatment care. We provide Individualized therapy along with the following treatment options:
- Residential drug rehab with extended care
- Intensive outpatient program
- Partial hospitalization program
- Family counseling
- Dual diagnosis treatment
Before you risk your life trying to live with an addiction, we hope you will find the courage to reach out for help. You can do this by calling Beaches Recovery treatment center at 866-605-0532. With commitment, hard work and our help, you have an excellent chance of beating your addiction and getting the chance to return to a normal way of living.