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Many people who become addicted to prescription medications try to justify and rationalize their using. Opiates like hydrocodone and OxyContin are often prescribed to help treat symptoms of pain for those who have been injured. Sometimes, a person realizes that their use of prescription opiates is becoming a problem. They may switch to tramadol, which is a non-narcotic pain medication. The problem is that this medication can cause tramadol withdrawal. It can become addictive even though it’s classified as a non-narcotic medication.
What classifies opiates as a narcotic is the fact that the medications attach to opioid receptors in the brain. This can create a euphoric feeling. The way opiates produce this effect in the body makes them a narcotic. However, tramadol does not attach to these receptors. Although tramadol doesn’t attach to opioid receptors, it can still become addictive. Much like any other substance like caffeine, nicotine, marijuana and other substances that aren’t classified as narcotics, the body becomes dependent to the substance being introduced to the body. Long-term abuse can lead to tramadol withdrawal, which can be extremely uncomfortable.
When tramadol is being metabolized in the system or the person tries to stop taking it, the equilibrium of the system is thrown off. Different neurotransmitters in the brain begin to misfire, and this is what leads to tramadol withdrawal. Some of the symptoms of withdrawal from tramadol can include:
These symptoms can often be so rough that a person decides to not try to stay sober. They feel as though continuing on their path of addiction is the easier way to live. This is why addiction treatment and medical drug detox is so crucial to those who are trying to begin a life of sobriety.
If you’re struggling with an addiction to tramadol and are tired of living the way that you’ve been living, going to a qualified detox center is the best way to get started. Going to a medically qualified detoxification center will help you get over the initial stages of withdrawal. You’ll be supervised by a staff who understands the symptoms of withdrawal from tramadol and will provide you with different medications to help lessen the symptoms. As you go through detox, feeling better each day, you’ll begin to regain hope that it is possible to stay sober and begin a new life. Detox is only a foundation though, so it’s important to continue your journey by going through an addiction treatment program.
Whether you’re from the Jacksonville, Florida, area or are looking to go to a treatment center in another state, Beaches Recovery is here to help. We are partnered with a local detoxification center to help you through the symptoms of tramadol withdrawal, and then you’ll be able to easily transition to our program to learn how to overcome your addiction. Drugs are only a symptom of the overall problem when it comes to addiction, so it’s of extreme importance that you’re able to learn about the disease of addiction and what’s happening in your life that makes you turn to drugs in order to deal with life.
Our 30-bed facility is JCAHO accredited, and we offer multiple levels of care so you can have the best chance of staying clean. If you have health insurance, we work with some of the top providers like Aetna, BCBS, UnitedHealthcare and others. We also specialize in dual diagnosis treatment. Call us today at 866-605-0532.