Because of its potential for abuse, it's controlled in some states, like Kentucky,
Tramadol is not classified as a controlled substance at the federal level. However, states may individually classify it as such. As of December 2008, Kentucky has classified tramadol as a controlled substance. It is possible (even likely) that other states may also do so. It is even possible that tramadol will be reclassified as a controlled substance on the federal level as well.
Well it's a narcotic used for pain relief, sooooo, yes controlled substance
You need a doctors presc