Tramadol is a pain medication and behaves in the body similarly to opiates (narcotics.) Principles for opiate detoxification are well established and can be performed as an outpatient (local mental health clinic, etc.) However, without treatment of the underlying condition - dependence - with a program such as AA, NA, etc., relapse will occur.View Thread
Amino acids are building blocks for proteins, and nutritional therapies for disease have been an area of interest for centuries. Specific amino acids are needed to make certain brain neurotransmitters (dopamine, serotonin, etc.) and — therefore — are of interest in chemical dependency. While restoring adequate nutrition should be a focus in any person seeking treatment for addiction, there are no good controlled studies that show any benefit to specific nutritional supplements such as amino acids.View Thread
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