Early intervention and treatment are critical if someone becomes addicted to Tramadol, with detox and rehab the best options for successfully recovering from the addiction.
Contact us here at the Executive Rehab Guide to discuss options for treatment and recovery from Tramadol addiction.
Tramadol addiction overview
Tramadol is an opiate drug and one of the strongest regular prescription painkillers available in the UK.
It is often used to treat the most severe pain, caused by major injuries or surgery.
While the drug is used regularly by health services in a responsible manner and is considered one of the less potent opiates on the market, the dangers presented by addiction to, and dependency on, Tramadol is nevertheless significant.
How to spot a tramadol addiction?
- Using alone without other people knowing
- Hiding your usage
- Memory loss
- Lying about the amount you take
- Using it to shut out negative thoughts
- Trying to forget memories or traumas
- Trying to numb any pain – physical or psychological
- Using it to turn down thoughts of guilt and shame
- Others being concerned about your behaviour
- Turning into a different person
Treatment: Tramadol rehab
- Treatment programmes that last from 28-90 days
- 1-3 week detoxes
- Identifies any co-occurring mental health conditions
- Outpatient sessions
- Inpatient “life-changing” programmes
Like any addiction, dependency on Tramadol is treatable, but the devastating effects of the drug mean that it is one of the most difficult substances to successfully withdraw from and stay off permanently.
If you are addicted to Tramadol and struggling to give it up, or you’re concerned about a friend or loved one, don’t delay and take the first step towards effective treatment and recovery as soon as possible.
Explore the options of treatment for Tramadol addiction at a residential rehab, with medical staff on hand to help you every step of the way.
Some rehab choices in the UK
Types of therapy for Tramadol addiction
Like addiction to any substance, the long-term treatment pathway involves physical detox and withdrawal, followed by a recovery that can include group therapy and psychological treatments undertaken in a residential rehab facility, like Castle Craig, for example.
The journey will require patience, effort, understanding and vulnerability.
Therapy is going to aim at helping you build a better, stronger relationship with yourself so that you can cope with whatever life throws at you reasonably.
Detox and therapy benefits
- Be in a secure and safe environment
- Medically managed detoxes with round the clock, 24/7 care and support
- Opens you up to a life-changing diagnosis that ensures you receive the correct help
- Experienced team of doctors, nurses and therapists (note, not all facilities will have onsite medical staff – ask us to see who does)
- Personalised rehabilitation and aftercare programmes (some facilities)
- Work on strategies to prevent relapse
Getting professional help
Drugs can make you feel like everything is just fine, momentarily.
Hence, why you might continue to use them.
Today, you might feel like you have a problem and need help, tomorrow the drugs might be in control.
It’s not just your addiction in the driver’s seat, but what drives the addiction in the first place.
Without treating your mental health and learning how to manage and regulate your emotions, you may always fall victim to a cycle of abuse and addiction.
Do this for you, for who you once were.
Trust the experts and schedule a free drug addiction assessment today, because if there’s one thing we know; it’s that the longer you ignore an addiction, the harder it is to help somebody recover effectively.
From prescription to addiction
While the side effects of Tramadol use do not necessarily point to a problematic dependency or addiction, there can be a fine line between the two.
Beyond the regular physical side effects associated with taking Tramadol, if you or someone you love has slipped into a pattern of chemical dependency or addiction, there are several other, more serious and long-term negative consequences to look out for.
- Shifts in behaviour – becoming manipulative to satisfy cravings
- Inability to function without Tramadol
- Increased tolerance and risk of a highly dangerous overdose
A phased tapering off of Tramadol over a period of time, under the guidance of a doctor, is usually the most effective and low-risk way to fight your addiction.
Residential rehab under the supervision of medical experts in a safe and secure environment remains the best option for treating addiction to Tramadol.
If you are worried about your relationship with Tramadol, or you are concerned about a loved one call 0808 1150 446 today to speak to an expert at the Executive Rehab Guide to discuss your path to recovery.