Start Your Recovery From Tramadol Addiction At Steps Together Rehab
What is Tramadol?
Tramadol, also known as Ultram, is a strong prescription painkiller that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It usually looks like white pills or tablets but can also come in coloured capsules or even in liquid form. Whilst it is not as strong as Heroin, they share many of the same effects and both are highly addictive. Because of its addictive nature, it has become a drug that has become increasingly popular.
Tramadol can be purchased legally with a prescription, however, now consuming in the prescribed dosage could lead to a potentially fatal overdose. This is why acquiring it illegally can be even more dangerous as you may be unaware of the actual dosage.
Tramadol side effects:
Tramadol is used as a painkiller and works by blocking pain signals from travelling along the nerves to the brain. If taken according to the prescriptions, the common side effects are dizziness and feeling sick. However, abusing the drug leads to this and more side effects. The most common side effects include feeling:
- Tired and lethargic
- Loss of appetite
- Moody and Irritable
Other less common side effects include:
- Raised blood pressure
- Difficulty breathing
- Muscle weakness
- Sensory disturbance
- Blood disorders
These side effects can also be heightened if the user is taking Tramadol with other drugs or alcohol. You are more likely to overdose when mixing with other drugs or alcohol. This can lead to a coma, respiratory failure and even death.
What is it like being addicted to Tramadol?
Tramadol is a very addictive opioid, so if you are prescribed Tramadol you will have to strictly adhere to the recommended dosage by the doctor. Otherwise, you can develop a craving and psychological desire to keep using it. As well as craving it more, the body’s tolerance will also increase which means that the person will need to consume a higher dosage to feel the effects. This can lead to fatal doses being taken. Therefore, if you or your loved one are exhibiting side effects of Tramadol abuse (or other signs such as slurred speech, impaired coordination or pinpoint pupils) you should act immediately.
More severe symptoms such as seizures occur when the user is taking high doses of it, which would also suggest that they have already been taking it for an extended period. It is vital for the wellbeing of the user to spot usage and rehabilitate them as soon as possible.
How we help you to overcome Tramadol addiction
At Steps Together, we understand how difficult it is to overcome any addiction. This is why we have a tailor-made program made to work collaboratively with you or your loved one to overcome Tramadol addiction.
When a user has been abusing the drug for an extended period of time, this will change the structure and chemistry within your brain so that they are programmed to constantly crave it. So the first stage of recovery is to re-program the body so that it no longer craves or is dependent on Tramadol. The is done by taking a detox from the drug to cleanse the body from the substance, and then having a rehabilitation process to provide ongoing support and care to get over the withdrawals.
The detoxification process aims to help you to stop taking the drug as fast as possible whilst also making sure it is done safely. While this may seem like a daunting task, we have learnt through first-hand experience that it is a process that can completely change your life for the better.
The detox will cleanse the body from any unhealthy substances. This process can take several days or several weeks, depending on how much your body has grown to be dependent on the drug. However, as we guide you through this process, you will feel your body slowly recovering and giving you more control of your physical and mental wellbeing.
Withdrawals from Tramadol
Due to the nature of the drug, the patient will experience withdrawal symptoms during the detox process. These symptoms could include:
- Nervous Tremors
- Runny nose
- Sleep disturbance
- Abdominal pains and muscles cramps
As the withdrawal symptoms can be very intense and overwhelming, specialist, medical assistance is required to help you or your loved one through the process.
Overcoming an addiction is a mental battle as much as it is a physical battle. We recognise the need to improve the health of your mind as well as the body. This is why our rehabilitation process focuses on not only your body’s health (improving through exercise and a good diet) but also your mental health (improving through counselling and wellbeing practices such as yoga and meditation.) This will bring calmness and peace to the mind and body.
How Steps Together can provide specialist care
Tramadol addiction recovery and rehabilitation is a very demanding process for the patient and would be very tough for them, especially as they go through withdrawal symptoms. This is likely to make them act irrationally and potentially even dangerous when confronted with the idea of giving up Tramadol. Therefore, it is crucial to take this process cautiously and giving them the support and care they need.
We give you the best advice and support to take you or your loved one through the steps to a full recovery. Our modern facilities are designed to provide you or your relative with the rest, nourishment and support. Steps Together provide you or your loved one with the tools to overcome addiction and take control of your life.
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Start your recovery journey with Steps Together and take your first steps towards a brighter future. Contact one of our friendly staff on 0800 038 5585 or by filling out our contact form and together, we can beat Tramadol addiction.