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Snorting prescription drugs can be just as harmful as inhaling illicit ones. Misusing any type of drug in any form can be dangerous.
Tramadol does still carry risks for abuse or addiction. The medication is an opiate, so people who have struggled with addiction to intoxicating substances, including opioid drugs, are still at risk of becoming addicted to tramadol. Additionally, some individuals attempt to experience a tramadol “high” by bypassing the medication’s safety features. One of these methods involves crushing and snorting the pills in order to bypass the slower release through the digestive system and force the drug directly into the bloodstream.
In addition to the risk of potential overdose, there are other dangerous side effects from snorting tramadol, including:
Snorting a drug to increase the speed of the high can also lead to a greater level of intoxication. This can cause serious problems, including:
People who bypass the slow release of oral tramadol and snort this drug are more likely to experience other side effects, including:
Snorting any intoxicating substance, including tramadol, is incredibly dangerous. People who abuse tramadol and other addictive substances are more likely to develop infections, physical damage to the nasal passage, and long-term cognitive problems.
Greenhouse Treatment Center has the experienced and licensed medical staff to help patients undergo treatment specific to their needs. If you find that you’re struggling with the misuse of tramadol or prescription opioids, options are available. Together we can help you reach long-term sobriety one step at a time.