The doctor who wrote the article on this site was stating that Tramodol or Ultram is very non addicting. This is totally false. This drug is very addictive. The withdrawl is not easy but of course it can be accomplished. Please do not listen to medical doctors when it comes to addiction. They receive little to no information on addiction and are just as ignorant about addiction as the general pubic is. Tramadol is being prescribed a lot because the drug company pushes that is not addictive. People actually fairly quickly build a tolerance to this drug and then take more and more just like Vicodin. The other most important thing is that it is not uncommon for these people to feel the need to increase the dosage due to increased tolerance. Don't take anything that a doctor gives you in this day and time without researching it on your own. Doctors need more training on drug addiction in medical school. Most of their training on medications comes from the profit seeking drug companies.