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Tramadol Addiction Treatment Programs

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Tramadol is frequently prescribed to patients who suffer from severe arthritis or fibromyalgia and is sold under the names Ultram, Ultracet, Conzip, and Ryzolt. It is a synthetically derived narcotic that mimics the same action of opioids by binding to certain receptors that transmit the feeling of pain from the nerves to the brain. It can become habit forming if it is misused, and this will lead to the need for tramadol abuse treatment.

Signs That You Are Addicted to Tramadol

Using a medication correctly because it is needed is not the same as an addiction. You may have a tramadol addiction if you display one or more identifying behaviors. The first sign is if you are using the drug for purposes other than originally prescribed. You should consider tramadol addiction treatment if you’re using more than the dosage prescribed by your physician. If you are doing these things and also resorting to desperate measures such as claiming that your pills were stolen, actually stealing pills, and obsessing over obtaining more of the drug, you need to seek assistance.

If this sounds like you or someone you love, you should call our friendly, experienced, and knowledgeable associates at (800) 660-0986 for information on effective tramadol rehab options. Each call will be discreet and handled with respect.

Help for Tramadol Addicts

Detox Centers and Withdrawal Treatment

The path to beating an addiction begins with the process of detoxification. This is normally not a course of action to be undertaken alone. A highly supervised and monitored program under the direction of an experienced doctor will ensure that your body will safely disengage from the physical need for the drug and that you will stay clean.

Inpatient Tramadol Rehab

One method of tramadol rehab involves acceleration of the detoxification process at several tramadol treatment centers. Known as the Waismann Method, it will place the patient in a deep sleep state, and he or she will wake up in three to four hours in a detoxified state. The treatment begins with a full physical examination and a round of premedication that will help make the detox process smoother and less of a shock to the patient’s body. This method is not suitable for every patient, however.

Intensive Outpatient Rehab

After body detoxification, the real work of tramadol addiction treatment begins. This often involves a monitored on-site residency component. Patients are given comfortable and private residences with overnight staff availability. During the stay, they take part in meetings aimed toward recovery and receive support in managing any secondary diagnosis that was made in the initial health exam stage. These ailments might include the health conditions that necessitated tramadol prescriptions in the first place. In addition, mental health issues such as depression may require their own treatment paths. These things all go hand-in-hand in ensuring a total recovery.

Aftercare/Addiction Counseling/Sober Living

The importance of building a strong support network cannot be understated. Caring people such as family and friends are a great boon to a recovering addict. However, any willing person can fill this need, including medical and counseling staff. Supportive employers also help in the pathway to full recovery. Many people find that Internet forums and support groups provide the necessary encouragement and a sense of accountability. If you are helping a person in making their transition after rehab, then you should also consider attending some of their support functions. It really makes a person feel loved and respected, which is the number one way to keep that person clean.

Choose to Quit Tramadol Now/Stage an Intervention for a Loved One

Drug addiction is no picnic for you or for a loved one. It can be difficult to take the leap into a tramadol rehab center. A person may feel anxiety about seeking treatment, and he or she may have inaccurate assumptions about the process. Don’t let this stop you or a loved one from getting the assistance you need to live life to the fullest.

Getting a loved one to agree to enroll in treatment is often not easy. No amount of arguing, threatening, or confronting will ever work. People often prefer to rely on the assistance of other trusted people in their lives; however friends, family, and other people of importance cannot provide the right help. Professionals are trained to identify the correct course of treatment and to provide the education that both the patient and his or her loved ones need for long term success.

A person can only receive help if he or she wants to receive it. Interventions are nonjudgmental meetings that present the situation in a manner that demonstrates the need for help. They are successful because they make an addicted person understand the situation is not their fault and caring people want to assist them in getting back to who they were before becoming addicted to tramadol.

We can make arrangements for you to set up an intervention or for you to arrange help for a loved one. Making that first step to recovery is as easy as calling one of our caring associates at (800) 660-0986.