Technically speaking prescription drug abuse is the use of the prescription drug in any way other than what has been prescribed by a medical practitioner. The CDC has declared prescription drug abuse as an epidemic. It is gripping people of all ages, but young individuals are badly affected. The commonly abused prescription drugs are Xanax, Vicodin, Roxicodone, OxyContin, and Ritalin.
Roxicodone is a trade name of a drug, which goes by the generic name of Oxycodone Hydrochloride. Roxicodone is an opioids analgesic, which in general terms means that it is a pain relieving prescribed medication. It is derived from opium alkaloid ‘thebaine’ and is dispensed in tablet form. It is water-soluble and may minimally dissolve in alcohol.
Abuse after a prescription
Roxicodone is used orally for providing analgesia in cases having moderate to severe pain. Patients with extensive limb injuries and severe back injuries are prescribed this drug and therein lurks the danger of its addiction.
Usually, Roxicodone Addiction starts very innocently. The patient is prescribed a course of Roxicodone for his or her painful condition and because of the rapid action of Roxicodone, the patient feels better in a matter of minutes. Most of the people benefit from the analgesia that the drug provides but many fall prey to an addiction to the drug. The body adapts itself to the drug thus forcing the individual to increase the dose of Roxicodone to have a meaningful analgesia. Many find its euphoria-inducing effects extremely pleasurable thus form a habit of consuming the drug when medically it may no longer be needed.
Addiction to Xanax also starts very innocently following a prescription for sleep problems or panic attacks.
Prevention, as they say, is always better than cure. It should be the endeavor of society and medical fraternity, in particular, to recognize the signs and symptoms at the earliest among individuals before they get into the rut of its addiction.
An affected person should be immediately placed in the institutionalized care of rehab centers and his or her progress should be closely monitored even when he or she is discharged from the center. Detox is done under medical supervision where gradual withdrawal of the drug is done. Pharmaceutical agents can be used to aid the process and minimize withdrawal symptoms.
The therapies usually rendered at Xanax Addiction Treatment Centers in Delray Beach are a combination of psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, support groups, equine therapy, music therapy, aversive therapy, etc.
These psychosocial and behavioral approaches focus on the negative thoughts and behavior of the addict and convert it into positive thinking, develop coping and adaptive mechanisms, teach life skills and develop resolve and resisting abilities to say no to drugs.
A Cochrane review has found that a fusion of pharmaceutical therapy with psychosocial techniques works wonders. Whatever be the mode of treatment, it is imperative that the near and dear one of the individuals are sensitized and motivated for his or her rehabilitation post therapy.
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