Anesthesia Assisted Tramadol Detox, Ohio
Tramadol is a synthetic opioid analgesic that is usually prescribed by doctors to help patients experiencing moderate amounts of pain from conditions such as fibromyalgia, motor neuron disease, restless leg syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis. The drug was first developed and marketed in the 1970s, and it is available under the brand names Ultracet and Ultram. Tramadol works by increasing concentrations of norepinephrine and stimulating the release of serotonin, both of which lead to reduced pain. Although tramadol can be effectively used to relieve pain for some patients, it can also cause psychological and physical dependency in others.
Because doctors prescribe tramadol, patients mistakenly believe that the drug is safe to consume, even when it is obtained illegally or used in excess of prescribed amounts. However, tramadol abuse can result in serious addiction. Pain relievers, including tramadol, don't have the same effect for every patient. In fact, some patients can even develop a syndrome known as opioid induced hyperalgesia, which causes them to develop increased sensitivity to pain. As the pain increases, the patient raises his or her dosage of the pain reliever to alleviate the symptoms. Unfortunately, most patients with this syndrome will eventually reach a point where even the highest dosages of the drug will no longer relieve the pain.
If you or someone you care about is suffering from an addiction to tramadol or another painkiller, medical intervention is necessary. Tramadol addicts can often overcome their dependency by enrolling in a detoxification program, such as the Anesthesia Assisted Detoxification program at Mid Ohio Detox. Although other rapid detox methods are available, AAD allows the patient to complete up to six days of normal detox treatment in as little as six hours while in a state of sedation. To learn more about the AAD detox method, contact Mid Ohio Detox today, or read through the information found under the "Treatments" menu option on our website.