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.