When a family member, friend, or loved one has started abusing a substance, it can be difficult to tell what it is and how to get them the help they need. Especially if they’ve begun calling it by its non-medical name or a pseudonym. We here at Revive interventions want to help with identifying when someone is abusing drugs and how to get them the help they need.
After a drug has been around a while, people start to call it by other names and that leads to confusion for people who aren’t in the know about “street names” for different drugs. One such drug is known as a “Roxy Pill”. If you have heard a loved one talk about taking one of these pills, you’ve probably already thought about the question “what is a Roxy Pill?”
Street names for drugs can change often and trying to figure out what a drug is by a name like this can be confusing, not to mention trying to figure out if your loved one is abusing them. The street name also doesn’t give you any idea as to the type of drug it is either, so you may be unsure what the substance even is or what the “pill” in this case looks like.
We’ve put together this guide to help you understand some of these drugs, what they are, what they look like, and how they can be addictive, as well as how to get the help your loved one needs to get on the path to recovery.
What Is a Roxy Pill?
If you’ve heard someone talking about taking a Roxy Pill, then they were talking about taking the drug Oxycodone. Oxycodone is a very powerful Opioid. Opioids are typically prescribed as pain relievers with Oxycodone being one that is used for moderate to severe chronic pain.
Oxycodone can be dangerous when mixed with other medications and is highly addictive due to how it interacts with the body’s nervous system. When prescribed it is supposed to be taken just as suggested. Often users will accidentally become addicted simply by taking them too frequently or in too large a quantity.
Because Oxycodone is used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain, prolonged use is highly likely. A doctor will typically prescribe a low dose and then adjust it to meet the needs of the person. Eventually, the body becomes used to the medicine, and more is required. Even if the person takes it as suggested, prolonged use can lead to addiction.
Once addicted it is very dangerous to attempt to stop using Oxycodone suddenly without medical assistance. Withdrawal symptoms can be quite severe. This is why many people who become addicted turn to other means of acquiring the pills once they no longer have a prescription or the prescription is not enough.
Roxy pills are a brand name of the drug Oxycodone, called “Roxicodone” or “Roxy” for short. All of the effects are the same as standard Oxycodone, only the pills are branded and colored differently.
What Do Roxy Pills Look Like?
Now that you know the answer to the question “what is a Roxy Pill”, you’ll want to know what to look for if your loved one is addicted to them. Oxycodone comes in a number of forms, including liquid, capsules, and tablets. Roxy pills are the common pill form of Oxycodone.
The pills are usually round-shaped and are colored a light blue color. This has led to one of the nicknames of the drug “blues”.
How to Help My Loved One With Their Prescription Pill Addiction
If you notice that your loved one is addicted to Roxy Pills, it’s important to approach them in a calm and reassuring manner. If it appears that they are not ready to get help for their addiction, then it’s important to seek help with hosting an intervention from a specialized interventionist.
At Revive Interventions, we believe in helping you and your loved ones find the right treatment for addiction. We do this by first providing a loving and supportive environment where friends and family can share their feelings and emotions with the person addicted. During this time they then can try to convince them that treatment is the right thing for them.
At Revive Interventions, we can then help your loved one find the right treatment options for their unique situation, so that they can get clean and begin the path to recovery.
If you have a loved one that is struggling with addiction to Roxy Pills or any other addictive substance, contact Revive Interventions today and let us help you help them!