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?
Signs of Tramadol Addiction
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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.
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:
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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
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