I am 31yrs, male and I am a chronic alcoholic 6L per day wine drinker. I had a severe accident 2yrs ago and was prescribed Tramadol 200mg SR. Since taking this medication I have stopped drinking and have no desire to even touch a drink I feel happy and enjoy life. I have now realized that I was depressed all of my life and was self medicating with alcohol. I believe Tramadol has been a miracle drug for me and works as an antidepressant. The only problem is that in Australia Tramadol is prescribed for pain and not an anti depressant. So Would anyone possibly know if their are any similar antidepressants to the antidepressant qualities in tramadol. Because I would love a permanent prescription to an antidepressant. that works the same way.? Because I love sobriety and wish to have a family and I never want to drink again. Also I believe Tramadol has saved my life, my liver scores were through the roof and a surgeon said to me once that if I keep drinking I would need a liver replacement soon. Since taking Tramadol and feeling happier and having no desire to drink, my liver scores have halfed and are coming back to normal. So which anti-depressant would be similar to tramadol? or other drugs for this reason? Thank you I appreciated your tme and looking forward to hearing from you.