Tramadol, an opioid, has many times the potency of morphine and can produce a very powerful high nearly instantly. Like other opioids, these effects, while potent, are very short-lived. Users — even users taking the drug as prescribed — will quickly want more of the drug to maintain its pleasurable effects. While prescribed by doctors to manage acute and chronic pain, and classified as a Schedule II drug, Tramadol has an extraordinary potential for abuse.
Tramadol is a widely prescribed drug for its medical usefulness, and you may recognize the brands under which it is sold, which include Ultram, ConZip and Ryzolt. While most users encounter the drug initially through prescription, the wide availability of the drug means it can be easily obtained through illegal channels as well. Whether you began using Tramadol legally or illegally, you will need a medically-supervised detox and rehab to break free from your dependency.
Attempting to get clean on your own in almost every instance results in relapse which can have deadly consequences. Statistics confirm the deadly nature of opioids like Tramadol. In 2014, for example, 30,000 overdose deaths were linked to opioids. Between 2013 and 2014, deaths from opioids like Tramadol doubled. However, a medically-supervised detox is not sufficient for your recovery. You will only stay sober long-term if you have individualized rehab, like the kind we offer at Bayview Recovery.
Tramadol’s Short-Term Side Effects
Even short-term use of Tramadol can do significant damage to the body. These negative side effects can include:
- Abdominal pain
- Dilated pupils
- Constipation and diarrhea
- Itchy skin
- Perceived fever
- Back pain
- Appetite loss
Tramadol’s Long-Term Side Effects
As an opioid, Tramadol has life-threatening symptoms if abused long-term, or if users become addicted. These side effects include:
- Blisters under the skin
- Irregular or slow heartbeat
- Erectile dysfunction
- Chest pain
- Irregular menstruation
- Memory problems
- Severe cramping
- Potential overdose
Tramadol Withdrawal Symptoms
Tramadol, like other opioids, has severe withdrawal symptoms, including:
- Respiratory failure
- Muscle flaccidity
- Heart attack
How Bayview Recovery’s Individualized Approach Will Help You Beat Tramadol Dependency
You will need help to beat an addiction to Tramadol since it is one of the most powerfully-addictive substances available. Cravings for Tramadol often cannot be curbed, leading to overdose and accidental death. A failed first attempt at recovery can increase this likelihood. But Bayview Recovery can help ensure that your first attempt at recovery is your last.
By tailoring your treatment to your personality and your needs, you will have the best chances of getting sober and staying healthy. Our rehab center’s exceptionally high staff-to-patient ratio means we can offer our guests unmatched resources and hands-on care from your arrival to your departure.
Every day that passes by that you don’t get help is another day filled with pain, suffering and irreversible medical consequences. Bayview Recovery can quickly confirm your insurance coverage and get started on your treatment so you can begin your recovery as soon as possible.
Call 855.478.3650 today to speak to a knowledegable and helpful Bayview Recovery specialist about your options. You’ll quickly discover why Bayview Recovery is different. Bayview Recovery will stick with you, from your first call until you no longer need us.