Tramadol is a dangerous prescription painkillerTramadol (the generic name for Ultram) is a synthetic pain reliever that behaves similarly to morphine. Tramadol is prescribed for moderate to severe pain. Like other prescription drugs including Vicodin and Oxycontin, Tramadol addiction can stem from recreational experimentation or doctor prescription. Tramadol is a Schedule IV controlled substance.

Level 4 - Moderate Danger

Societal impact: 4

Tramadol is frequently prescribed and easy to obtain.

Recreational value: 4

Tramadol produces an intense high when abused that is similar to morphine’s high.

Physical/emotional impact: 3

Long-term abuse increases the risk for organ damage and failure

Potential for addictiveness: 3

Thanks to widespread availability, it is easy to obtain and abuse Tramadol. Tolerance levels can quickly develop, which increases the danger for dependency.

Tramadol Addiction Issues

Tramdol is commonly prescribed to treat moderate to sever pain, sometimes from arthritis. Like other prescription painkillers, addiction can develop without intentional abuse. Continued use, or abuse, of a Tramadol prescription can result the user developing a physical dependence on the drug, and withdrawal issues when they attempt to cease. This can lead them to seek out the drug to curb the symptoms. If you, or someone you know, is suffering from a Tramadol addiction, it is time to find help. Our Treatment Center Finder helps you locate a rehab facility that meets the specific needs of the person seeking treatment. Try it out to find a facility that works.