ULTRAM (TRAMADOL) REHAB

Victory Bay Drug Guide

Ultram is the brand name for the drug tramadol – a synthetic opioid used to treat moderate to severe pain. Like other opioids, it alters the way the brain perceives and responds to pain and boosts serotonin, making it a drug that can be easily misused or abused.

When it was first introduced in 1994, Ultram was considered a “safer” alternative to other opioids, however, as times goes on, evidence is showing that Ultram addiction is higher than expected. In fact, about 95% of abusers have a prior history of other substance abuse.

Ultram (Tramadol) Abuse

SYMPTOMS

When an individual abuses Ultram, they either take more doses than recommended, higher doses than recommended, or they mix Ultram with other substances in order to achieve a “high.” This practice can ultimately lead to a need for Ultram rehab. Some of the effects many people feel are:

  • A mellow euphoria
  • Relaxation
  • Pain relief
  • Reduced anxiety
  • An overall warming sensation
  • Elevated mood

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Dangers & Effects

Ultram can come in many forms including liquids, syrups, powders, capsules, suppositories, tablets, injections, elixirs, and drops. This unfortunately means there are many different ways for individuals to acquire and use the drug. When they do, they not only put themselves at risk of needing Ultram recovery, they also may experience side effects like:

Short-term effects include:

  • Constipation
  • Itchy or flushed skin
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Decreased alertness

Long-term effects include:

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Paranoia
  • Decreased tolerance for pain
  • Depression
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Tremors
  • Anxiety

Withdrawal

Ultram tolerance can develop quickly and once your body is dependent on the drug, it can go through withdrawal symptoms when usage is stopped. Most people experience flu-like symptoms while withdrawing or during Ultram treatment, but can also experience things like:

  • Restlessness
  • Sweating
  • Muscle aches
  • Gastrointestinal pain
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Numbness of the extremities

Treatment Option

At Victory Bay, our Ultram treatment center offers programs customized to each individual to help them eliminate their dependence and return to a healthy life. We offer the best in medication, support, and care in a state-of-the-art facility that boasts a comfortable, friendly environment. We want to make sure you recover successfully and offer a variety of treatments to help make this happen. If you or someone you know has a problem with Ultram, don’t hesitate to contact us and discover our Ultram (tramadol) rehab.

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