Ultram Addiction and Abuse
Used as another form of the powerful prescription painkiller, tramadol, Ultram has the power to become addictive on it’s own. If not taken carefully, individuals can develop a dependency on the medication and form an addiction to it. If an addiction develops, The Recovery Village has programs designed to help individuals manage their addiction to Ultram and detox from Ultram safely and healthily.
Another risk of Ultram addiction is the potential for overdose. The longer an individual takes the drug, the more likely it is that an individual will need to take higher doses and amounts in order to achieve the desired level of relief. Over time, gradually increasing the dosage also increases the possibility of an overdose occurring. Overdoses can lead to severe, long-term effects, including death.
- Abdominal pain
- Constipation and diarrhea
- Nausea and vomiting
- Excessive shivering
- Loss of appetite
- Irregular heartbeat
- Memory loss
- Blisters forming under the skin
- Body aches
- Excessive sweating
- Rapid breathing
- Stomach pain
- Pupil dilation
- Drug cravings
Clinical therapists and medical professionals state that the most effective way to manage an addiction is to go through an accredited facility to receive treatment. The Recovery Village offers various treatment programs to help individuals begin their journey to a drug-free life. The treatment process at The Recovery Village is very thorough and individualized for each patient’s unique situation. Patients will be evaluated by the treatment team to determine the proper form of treatment that will be the most effective for them. During this time, the treatment team looks out for any kinds of underlying co-occurring disorders that could be present during the addiction. Once a treatment plan is in place, a patient will begin the detoxification process off of Ultram. This will most likely be done through tapering, which is reducing the dosage of Ultram gradually to wean the body off the drug. The amount of time this takes to complete varies based on the length of the addiction and the severity of it. Once complete, patients have the opportunity to begin attending various programs to help them acquire the coping skills to further their everyday lives. A patient’s treatment team may recommend:
- Inpatient Treatment
- Outpatient Treatment
- Intensive Outpatient Treatment
- Intensive Inpatient Treatment
- Partial Hospitalization Programs
After one of these programs are complete, patients can enter various aftercare programs to ensure sobriety and continue learning the tools originally taught in treatment. Attending regular therapy sessions, 12-step programs and even living in sober-living communities may be helpful to an individual’s recovery.
Professional treatment is not only the best way to ensure a successful detox and recovery, but it is also the safest. Working with medical professionals will not only assist individuals with ridding their body of the drug, but it can also ease the withdrawal symptoms that are experienced. Working with a doctor allows the opportunity for withdrawal symptoms to be managed comfortably.
The Recovery Village has facilities in Florida, Washington, Ohio, Colorado and Maryland. Each facility has their own recreational programs, individualized therapy, and group counseling to help patients with their recovery. Overall, The Recovery Village has various locations locations throughout the country. Locations include:
- The Recovery Village: The Recovery Village, located in Umatilla, Florida, offers outpatient, partial hospitalization and inpatient treatment for prospective patients. Patients can participate in art, music and massage therapy.
- The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake: Located in Colorado, The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake offers inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. This location has basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, and has an exercise gym.
- The Recovery Village Columbus: The Recovery Village Columbus in Ohio offers intensive outpatient programs, partial hospitalization and inpatient treatment programs. This location has an art room, a rec room, fully-stocked shuffleboard court and a pool table to enjoy.
- The Recovery Ridgefield: The Recovery Village Ridgefield in Washington offers outpatient and aftercare programs. This location is the only facility to have a miniature golf course on site, as well as horseshoes and badminton.
- Orlando Recovery Center: The Orlando Recovery Center helps patients with any co-occurring disorders along with substance misuse. This center offers inpatient, outpatient and partial hospitalization programs. This facility has field trips off site so patients can interact with their peers and volunteer in the community.
- IAFF Center of Excellence: This center focuses on firefighters and first responders struggling with PTSD, addiction and other behavioral health disorders. The IAFF Center of Excellence offers inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. IAFF also offers an exercise gym and different sporting activities.
- Next Generation Village: This Florida facility focuses on adolescents who struggle with addiction. Next Generation Village offers intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization and inpatient programs to assist with recovery. The location has a computer lab and a swimming pool in the facility.
- Next Step Village: Next Step Village in Florida works to help transition individuals to life in their communities. This center also offers outpatient and intensive outpatient programs. This location has an outdoor swimming pool, an off-site mini golf course and frisbee golf.
- In 2015, 24,904,460 prescriptions of tramadol were administered
- Tramadol was the 28th most used drug in the United States in 2015
- Tramadol became a Schedule IV Controlled Substance in 2014
- In England, 11.1 million prescriptions for tramadol were written in 2012
- In 2011, there were more than 20,000 emergency room visits throughout the United States as a result of an Ultram/tramadol overdose
- 2.6 million people ages 12 and up used tramadol for nonmedical purposes in 2011, according to The Drug Enforcement Administration.
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