Perhaps you’ve wondered, what is THC? THC stands for Tetrahydrocannabinol. It’s one of the chemicals that makes cannabis affect the brain. You can find it in marijuana and in medications like Marinol.
Medical Use of THC
Marinol is a medicine that sustains appetite in people with diseases such as HIV/AIDS and cancer. It can also ease nausea and vomiting following chemotherapy. When people use Marinol for medicinal purposes, it can have a positive, therapeutic effect. On the other hand, people also use Marinol and marijuana to get high.
The symptoms of marijuana use include poor motor coordination, slurred speech, hallucinations, delusions, confusion, short term memory loss, and sedation. Some people enjoy these symptoms and use marijuana when they don’t have a medical reason.
When Does THC Use Become a Problem?
If you’re wondering what is THC, you may also be wondering if you or a loved one have a problem with it. If you have any of the following signs or symptoms, it’s probably wise to get help:
- Experiencing intense cravings
- Developing a tolerance for the drug
- Hoarding a supply of the drug
- Cutting back on other activities in order to use Marinol or marijuana
- Taking risks when you’re high, such as driving too fast
- Trying to stop using the drug but not being able to
Deciding to go to drug and alcohol addiction treatment is challenging, but it can release you from your cravings and give you back control of your life. Treatment at Crestview Recovery frees you from being a slave to your addiction.
THC Addiction Treatments at Crestview Recovery
Crestview Recovery offers several types of treatment, including partial hospitalization where you attend the program for several hours a day but go home at night, outpatient and aftercare. All the programs use up-to-date evidence-based therapy.
Many people develop a problem with substance abuse because they’re trying to self-medicate for mental health issues. If you struggle with anxiety, for instance, you might smoke marijuana or take Marinol to help yourself relax. Crestview Recovery has dual diagnosis treatment to address both substance abuse and any psychiatric issues that may be contributing to them.
In addition, Crestview Recovery provides both individual and group substance abuse treatment. It’s common for people who abuse substances to feel ashamed about their problem. Group therapy offers a safe, supportive setting where you can share feelings and problems so you can support each other and work through your issues.
What is Addiction Aftercare?
Another aspect of care that Crestview Recovery takes seriously is aftercare. We’ll work with you to find an individual counselor and/or a group program that’s appropriate for you. If you need medication for a mental health condition, we can also help you find a doctor or psychiatrist. At Crestview, we offer a variety of treatments, including:
- Aquatic therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Yoga therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Meditation therapy
If you live in the Pacific Northwest and want help overcoming a problem with substance abuse, including THC, give Crestview Recovery in Portland, Oregon a call at 1-866-580-4160. We can help you recover and take back control of your life.