I have had Tramadol prescribed to me various times in my recovery. While it is non-narcotic, it feels like a narcotic. It is scary to take mind and mood altering drugs when you are in recovery. The most important thing for me was to be accountable to someone. My husband is also in recovery. I would tell him when I was taking a pill so that it did not feel sneaky. I talked about it with my sponsor. What I can say is, when medication is taken as prescribed by a doctor it is still possible to stay clean and sober.