Tramadol Detox Center in Stuart, FL
Tramadol has been a commonly prescribed painkiller since the nineties, and it can be effective for mild to severe pain. It belongs to a class of drugs known as opiates (heroin is also in this class), and there is a high potential of addiction with this drug.
This is why physicians will only prescribe it for a short period and in a low dosage – it is usually when people take the drug in a way that it was not intended (e.g. increasing the dosage or opening the capsules) that problems occur.
Why Do People Get Addicted to Tramadol?
Like other opiates, the side-effects of Tramadol can be pleasurable. This drug can produce a feeling of euphoria and deep relaxation. What sometimes happens it that people who have been prescribed this drug for a legitimate reason begin to notice the pleasurable effects. There is then a temptation to take tramadol for the wrong reasons (e.g. to relax after a hard day).
Once a person begins using this drug like Tramadol for reasons other than how it was originally prescribed, it can be a fast-track to addiction. People may become willing to exaggerate symptoms or go to another doctor to get their hands on more of the drug. If that doesn’t work, people can then become willing to buy tramadol illegally online or from street dealers.