Tramadol Addiction Treatment
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What is Tramadol?
Tramadol is a synthetic opioid pain releiver that is prescribed in pill or capsule form to manage moderate to severe pain. ConZip and Ultram are brand names for Tramadol, but this substances is sometimes mixed with other pain medications which are prescribed under different brand names such as acetaminophen (Ultracet) and hydrocodone (Rezira). Those who have been using tramadol for pain management can develop a dependance and addiction the substance. In this care, tramadol addiction treatment is the best route for detox and rehab.
As an opioid, the risk for addiction and dependance to tramadol is high. If not taken as prescribed by a doctor, this substance can cause severe side effects that include respiratory distress and even death. Tramadol is particularly danergous when taken with alcohol. However, drug rehab can be highly effective in tramadol addiction treatment.
Tramadol Addiction Treatment Programs at Lighthouse Recovery Institute
If you suspect that someone you know is dealing with tramadol addiction, helping them get access to professional tramadol addiction treatment is the best way for them to start recovery. Contact Lighthouse Recovery Institute to talk with a trained addicition professional who is ready to assist with assessing your loved one’s needs and starting the admissions process to an addiction treatment center. Effective tramadol addiction rehab includes detox, intensive therapy, life skills development, addressing core issues, relapse prevention, and an array of holistic services coordinated to help the individualon their road to recovery from opioid addiction.
During inpatient tramadol addiction treatment, patients address the impact of prescription pain medication abuse and begin to develop the skills necessary for long-term recovery. This level of care includes structured groups, case management support, and intensive therapy.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment
Following detox and residential treatment, many patients transition into a intensive outpatient treatment or IOP program. IOP is an ideal treatment option for individuals to continue working on their recovery over a long period of time. This level of care provides access to group and individual therapy while still allowing time for work, school, and personal responsibilities. At Lighthouse, we also offer sober living options to our IOP patients.
Offered as a form of aftercare, individuals participate in outpatient treatment after completing drug rehab. Individual and group therapy is be provided for a certain number of hours per week depending on an individual’s ongoing needs. Outpatient treatment is ideal as an individual transitions to an independent living environment.
Tramadol & Other Substances
Like many other prescription opioid drugs, such as OxyCotin, use of this drug and often lead to use use of cheaper and stronger opioids such as heroine and fentanyl. Heroine addiction is a serious condition with a high risk of overdose and often requires professional treatment for recover.
Additionally, mixing tramadol or other opioid pain releivers can increase the risk of overdose dramatically. When heavy drug use or mixing drugs, medical detoxification is the best path to safely start your journey to recovery.
Effects of Tramadol
Some of the most common side effects of Tramadol use include agitation, anxiety, constipation, diarrhea, hallucination, nausea, tremor, vomiting, and diaphoresis. Less commmon side effects of using this drug include insomnia and increased chattiness.
Symptoms of overdose include unresponsiveness, difficulty with breathing, lightheadedness, loss of consciousness, constricted pinpointed pupils, and decreased heartrate.
Tramadol Withdrawal & Detox
Long term use of Tramadol can lead to dependance. When one’s body is dependant on this substance, an array if withdrawal symptoms are expected once the individuals stops using it. Depending on if the dose was immediate or extended release, the effects may last anywhere from 6 to 12 hours or more before leaving the bloodstream. Withdrawal symptoms typically begin about 12 hours following the last dose.
The first withdrawal symptoms are usually similar to that of a flu, including a runny nose, sweating and chills, low energy, muscle and body aches, and insomnia. Other early tramadol withdrawal symtoms include anxiety, restlessness, agitation, increased heart rate and breathing, as well as hypertension. As withdrawal progresses, more intense symptoms may include stomach pain, diarrea, vomiting, loss of appetite, drug cravings, and depression.
How Tramadol Use Can Lead to Addiction
Would you ever guess that a prescription medication, tramadol, is also highly addictive and potentially deadly?
Although tramadol differs from heroin and other illicit opioids in that it is synthetic, or man made, it still interacts with the human brain in a nearly identical way. Tramadol acts on opioid receptors, creating a feeling of calm and relaxation. Long term use causes physical changes in the body’s pathways and eventually a tolerance is developed. This leads to the need to for increased dosages to acheive the same releif. Use over long periods of time can lead to the cravings that evlove and individual may find themselves trying stronger and less expensive alternatives, such as heroin. These types of cravings are tell tale signs of addiction.
Our Tramadol Treatment Center
Tramadol addiction treatment at Lighthouse Recovery Institute consists of individual and group therapy, recovery support group participation, gym access, recovery-oriented activities, community integration, case management, life skills development, and much more.
Depending on the individual’s medical needs and personal goals, clients can participate in a range of therapeutic practices ranging from trauma resolution to medication management and psychiatric appointments. We individualized treatment plans for each client depending on what their needs are. The personalized care and attention is what makes our drug rehab center ideal to help you to overcome your drug and alcohol addiction.
Does Insurance Cover Tramadol Treatment?
Many Private Insurance plans include some level of coverage for addiction treatment, whether full or partial payment. We work with most insurance companies to arrange care, and we also offer flexible self-pay plans. If either yourself or a loved one is currently considering entering tramadol addiction treatment and are looking to obtain detailed information about your insurance plan or self-pay options, call our trained and compassionate staff today.