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Ultracet is classified as a controlled substance; thus, an addiction to Ultracet (tramadol/acetaminophen) is highly possible. Healthcare providers who prescribe the pain reliever will usually watch for signs of addiction, such as "doctor shopping" or going through prescriptions too quickly. Other possible signs include secluded behavior, unexplained changes in mood or behaviors, and an unexplainable lack of money.
- "Doctor shopping," which is seeing several different healthcare providers to obtain Ultracet prescriptions or switching from one provider to another
- Going through an Ultracet prescription too quickly
- Repeated reports of losing a prescription, having a prescription stolen, or needing a prescription early to go on vacation
- Having a specific "favorite" narcotic drug (such as Ultracet), and nothing else will do (or reporting "allergies" to all other alternatives).
- Secluded behavior, often needing to spend large amounts of time alone
- Stealing, lying, or other dishonest behavior
- An unexplainable lack of money
- Changes in social circles, such as abandoning good friends and replacing them with new ones
- Unexplained changes in mood or behaviors.