Tramadol Detox

Tramadol Detox

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.

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Why Do People Get Addicted to Tramadol?

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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.

Signs of Tramadol Addiction

  • Using the drug at a higher dose or more frequently than originally prescribed
  • Using tramadol for reasons other than how it was prescribed
  • Becoming deceptive about how much of the drug is being used
  • Lying or exaggerating to obtain more of the drug
  • Finding it hard to reduce your dosage
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms or cravings when you try to stop

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The Dangers of Tramadol Addiction

Not only are opiates effective at managing pain, but they also produce side-effects that are experienced as highly pleasurable. This is because the drug affects parts of the brain such as the limbic system which is responsible for positive emotions. Once people begin using an opiate to enjoy its pleasurable effects, they can quickly become dependent because these drugs tend to be highly addictive.

Addiction to opiates involves your body learning to adapt to the presence of this toxic drug in the system. You develop a tolerance to opiates which means you need to take more of it to get the same effect that you would have previously achieved with a lower dose.

The other important development that occurs as the body adapts to opiates is that you begin to experience withdrawal symptoms if you try to significantly reduce your intake of the drug. This occurs because your body is so good at adjusting that it has to relearn to function without the presence of this substance.

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Like all other addictions, becoming physically or psychologically dependent on Tramadol will have a negative impact on your life. It will impact your behavior and relationships, and it can begin to damage your relationships and career. If you overdose on the drug, you are likely to experience respiratory problems that can quickly lead to death. Some of the other dangers of Tramadol abuse include:

  • Seizures
  • Constipation
  • Insomnia
  • Skin problems
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Serotonin syndrome – this occurs when tramadol is combined with certain other drugs and it can be potentially fatal

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Tramadol Detox Symptoms

Tramadol withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable, and this is why people can find it such a struggle to quit. You are likely to experience flu-like symptoms, nausea and vomiting, headaches, body tremors along with feelings of agitation, depression, distorted thinking, and mood changes. It is the fact that you know you could so easily escape these symptoms by taking more of the drug that makes relapse such a tempting option when detoxing alone.

Detox for Tramadol withdrawal

A supervised detox at Wellness Residential Detox will make the process of passing through withdrawals much easier for you or your loved one. It means you will be medically monitored 24-hours per day to ensure that you are kept safe and as comfortable as possible – our team includes physicians, nurses, addiction therapists, and counselors. You will be supported every step of the way, and the relaxing environment of our facility is also going to mean a more pleasant experience. We have already successfully helped many clients escape Tramadol addiction, and we can do the same for you. Contact us now to find out more.
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