Our Rapid Tramadol Detox Procedure
When withdrawing from tramadol – i.e. going ‘cold turkey’ – the mistake that most people make is that they attempt to do it without assistance or with the inexperienced help of their friends and family. While this is typically well-intentioned, the difficulty in withdrawing from this opiate reduces the chance of success.
The best, and fastest way to break the dependency cycle that you have developed for tramadol is with a procedure called rapid tramadol detox. We have perfected a procedure that safely removes all of the Tramadol from the body while the patient is under light sedation and under observation throughout the entire withdrawal process. This means you will be sedated when experiencing the physical and psychological sensations of tramadol withdrawal, greatly lessening the effect that they will have on you.
Our Rapid Tramadol Detox Treatment Process is as follows:
- (Day 1) — Patient completes all intake paperwork, lab work, physical exam, social worker, and case planning meeting with the doctor. Next, the patient is taken to their private room which includes a private bathroom, flat screen TV, and WIFI. All meals are included. During this time the patient keeps their cell phone. Smoking and vaping are not allowed in or around the facility. We suggest patients wear a nicotine patch. We do not want the patient in withdrawals, so they are encouraged to continue their medication until midnight.
- (Day 2) — Patient is taken to the ICU where they will remain for approximately 24 hours after the sedation detox procedure. During the sedation the doctor uses medication that reverse the opiates off the receptors. The patient remains under the care of Award Winning, Board-Certified Anesthesiologist, Dr. Julia Aharonov, and receives IV Sedation in a private treatment room to sleep through their withdrawals while closely monitored.
- After the opiate reversal, the patient receives an FDA Approved Vivitrol® injection. Vivitrol® is a brand name for Naltrexone, which blocks the effects of opioids and eliminates cravings. It should be noted that Vivitrol® eliminates the opiate cravings for 28 days, is not addictive and can be given immediately after this procedure—avoiding the usual 7-14 day period if a patient were to detox themselves.
- (Day 3) — Patient comes back to their private room (with 24-hour medical care), to rest and recuperate for the day. If they experience any post-acute withdrawals, they are given transitionary, non-addictive medications. The patient also receives those same medications to take home. If approved by the doctor (at an additional cost), patients can request to have an IV Ketamine infusion.
- (Day 4) — After meeting with Dr. Aharonov, patients are free to go home and eligible for our detox-related aftercare program. With Advanced Rapid Detox, you truly have the best care as you restart your life.
What is Tramadol?
Tramadol is an opiate-based painkiller that is marketed under brand names such as Ultram, Zytram and many others. When taken in tablet form orally, tramadol will begin to relieve symptoms of pain within one hour, and the effects of the drug typically last several hours.
Some formulations of tramadol combine it with the synthetic substance acetaminophen, which is commonly known as paracetamol. This is because paracetamol enhances the abilities of tramadol as a painkiller.
Tramadol works by inhibiting certain pain responses of the human body, which means that someone taking tramadol feels reduced levels of pain and discomfort. Tramadol is also naturally converted by the liver into desmetramadol, which is an even more potent opioid.
Common side effects of taking tramadol include nausea and diarrhea, skin irritation and constipation. Other more serious side effects include seizures, drowsiness and agitation. The use of tramadol has to be carefully monitored in people who have a history of liver or kidney problems.
It is also not recommended that people who are considered to be a suicide risk, or women who are breastfeeding take tramadol.
A tramadol overdose is especially dangerous and doing so can have severe and long-lasting medical consequences. It is estimated that there are well over 20,000 recorded cases of tramadol overdoses in the United States each year.
Tramadol is a painkiller that is typically prescribed by physicians in the United States and some other countries for the treatment of moderate to severe levels of pain. Tramadol is an opiate and like all opiates – or opioids as they are also known – it is derived from the opium poppy.
As with all opioid-based painkillers Tramadol acts on the opioid receptors that are naturally present in the human body. The effect of taking tramadol is that it influences a person’s central nervous system and alleviates feelings of pain and discomfort. It also enables a person to feel calm and relaxed.
Over time someone taking tramadol will become resistant to the effects of the drug, meaning that larger doses have to be taken. This can lead to dependency, making withdrawal from the drug difficult when the initial painful sensations have abated. It is estimated that over three million people in the USA have used tramadol when it is not strictly needed at some time in their lives.
Understanding Your Dependency
People who use tramadol over an extended period of time are prone to becoming physically dependent upon the powerful opiate. One of the main reasons for this dependency is the difficulty faced when withdrawing from tramadol use, as is common with all opiates and opiate-based painkillers. Some physical sensations of withdrawal from tramadol include numbness, severe skin irritation which leads to excess scratching, tinnitus and a tingling sensation all over the body.
There are a number of psychological issues as well which are generally more difficult to deal with than physical ones. These include hallucinations, extreme anxiety, depression, paranoia, panic attacks and mental confusion.
People tend not to use tramadol recreationally. This is because the negative effects that tramadol can have – particularly dizziness, nausea, risk of convulsions and loss of appetite – are not considered desirable in comparison to the limited ‘highs’ that the drug can give. This means that most people who end up dependent upon tramadol have done so via their first experience of the drug as a prescribed painkiller.
When withdrawing from tramadol the withdrawal symptoms begin to kick in within twelve hours of the final dose of the drug. ‘Cold Turkey’ withdrawal from tramadol takes longer than most other opiates – seven days or so when compared to the three or four days associated with other opiates. Withdrawal symptoms that come with tramadol are usually felt more acutely too, which is another reason for the opiate’s lack of appeal as a recreational drug.
Tell Me About Rapid Tramadol Detox at Advanced Rapid Detox
When you enter into our care at Advanced Rapid Detox, you do not simply become another patient battling to end their dependency upon an opiate. We understand that every person who comes under our care is an individual, and you will be given a precise physical and psychological evaluation to make sure that we tailor our rapid tramadol detox procedure in a way that is right for you.
During your time with us, you will stay in a welcoming private room with your own bathroom and shower. You will receive dedicated one on one monitoring by our caring and compassionate team of experienced medical experts. The best care possible is our guarantee.
Once you have successfully completed the rapid tramadol detox program at Advanced Rapid Detox, you will receive advice on how to manage your tramadol-free life going forward, including acquiring regular doses of the non-addictive opiate blocker, Vivitrol® which is extremely beneficial for your aftercare.
Now for some Good News!
There is a safe way that you can get your life back from the day-to-day burden of addiction or dependence on opiates. Most patients say we saved their lives. We save lives through our advanced rapid opiate detoxification procedure. Our experienced medical professionals are available to give you all the help you need to get your life back on track. Now it’s up to you. We’re here to listen, help, and answer your questions.
Our Long-Term Detox Related Aftercare through your treating physician is one of the advantages of choosing Advanced Rapid Detox. Our board-certified doctors are available to answer any of your questions. Upon discharge, our Vivitrol® coordinator will supply you with a list of providers in your area to obtain the injection every 28 days. Vivitrol® blocks all opiates to the brain’s receptors. The Vivitrol® injections are a critical component to help ensure your sobriety. One of our patients recently said that Vivitrol® was like his “life insurance policy.” We agree. It’s that important.
We Applaud Your Courage. You can Do This!
If you are ready to get your life back and want to begin detoxing from Tramadol, there is no better time to start. Make the call now. We’re here to help you. We have many past patients who are willing to share their experiences with our rapid opiate detox treatment. If you would like to speak with a past patient, please let us know. You’re not alone. You can do this. Be sure to check out the opiate detox testimonials to read what other patients have to say. We’re only a phone call away.