• Home
  • /
  • Blog
  • /
  • Tramadol: The Next Percocet

Tramadol is a prescription drug with a risk for abuse, dependence, and addiction with sustained use. People who become dependent on the drug and suddenly stop cold turkey are likely to experience withdrawal signs including like nausea, diarrhea, and restless leg. Tramadol has replaced Percocet as the garden variety painkiller used by internists and hospitals. This happened by Washington, DC legislators came after prescription pain medicine amid the opioid crisis. The medical community views it as a lower risk medication. However, Tramadol is a pure synthetic opioid and is just as easily abused as other opioids. Tramadol addiction can be safely treated at an inpatient drug detox and rehab program using medication-assisted treatment and a combination of substance use disorder treatment therapies.


Tramadol is a synthetic opioid pain medication that works just like morphine, codeine, and oxycodone for use in treating moderate pain. The drug was designed by a German drug company in 1962. The medication was tested for 15 years in Germany before being approved and brought to the worldwide market in 1977 under the name Tramal. However, Tramadol was not scheduled as a controlled substance until 2014 by the Food and Drug Administration. The drug works by binding to opiate receptors throughout the brain and body to reduce the feeling of pain. But unlike many other pain relievers, tramadol is fully synthetic and may create added withdrawal symptoms such as delusions and panic attacks when stopped suddenly. Tramadol is commonly known under the brand names Ultram, Conzip, Ryzolt, and Ultracet.


Inpatient Tramadol detox is the safest way to undergo the withdrawal process. It typically requires the use of medicines like buprenorphine or Suboxone that relieve opioid withdrawal symptoms. Rehab for Tramadol is much the same as other opioids. It involves several therapies and activities to help people recover from the compulsive behaviors created out of addiction. For example, cognitive behavioral therapy helps patients identify, avoid, and cope with situations that trigger use. At the same time, adventure therapy and alternative wellness therapies inspire clients to release natural endorphins into the body to protect against cravings and withdrawals. These therapies and many more are often included in our residential rehab programs.

BriteLife uses the latest, evidence-based therapies that are individualized for each client to help them build a foundation for lasting recovery.

About BriteLife Recovery
BriteLife Recovery is a national provider of addiction treatment for adult men and women. With a focus on total health and wellness, BriteLife offers individualized substance use disorder programs that are centered on client choice and collaboration. The company operates luxury treatment centers in Hanover, PA and Hilton Head, SC.

About the Author
Matthew Koenig is the principal of Last Call Marketing, which devotes their efforts to Digital Marketing, Content Marketing, Website Design and SEO, primarily in healthcare and tourism concerns. Mr. Koenig is based out of South Florida. His sober date is June 10, 2013.

Related Posts

Five Tips for a Sober Holiday Season
Wellness Programs are Essential in Rehab
Are Benzodiazepines Dangerous?
The Dawn of a New Day
How to Stop Enabling

Get Started

Contact us

"*" indicates required fields


Or find us here

  • 544 Iron Ridge Rd., Hanover, PA, 17331
  • 866.470.1464