If you hear your teens talking about Roxies they are talking about Roxicodone. Similar to oxycodone it is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It may be used before surgery to sedate the patient and reduce fear. Roxicodone is a narcotic pain reliever. It works by dulling the pain perception center in the brain. It may also affect other body systems (eg, respiratory and circulatory systems) at higher doses.
Teens are crushing up the drug and snorting it for a quicker release. This is a highly addictive opiod. Continued use of the drug can lead to serious withdrawal symptoms.
Teens raid their friends parents medicine cabinets to obtain such drugs. Teens can get it easily off the street, including the bus lot at school. I know of one teen who was so desperate for a fix, he went to the emergency room making up a sory that he was ...read more