Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the active ingredient in marijuana that causes users to get high. For years, individuals who cultivate marijuana have been altering the potency of THC in order to provide users with a more potent and powerful high. However, in more recent years, a newer version of marijuana has been emerging on the drug scene that is capable of causing a great deal of damage to the health and overall wellbeing of those who abuse marijuana.
Individuals who are producing this more potent strain of marijuana have increased the amount of THC that is found in the drug naturally. So, when these newer marijuana strains are smoked or inhaled, an individual’s brain chemistry is temporarily altered to induce intense and all-consuming feelings of relaxation and detachment from one’s surroundings. As time goes on and as these higher THC strains are abused, the consequences that can occur as a result can be devastating and permanent. Therefore, if you’re someone who is struggling to end your abuse of this more formidable type of marijuana, you can access professional services within a trusted rehab center and leave the abuse of higher THC marijuana in the past once and for all.
For a remarkably transformative recovery experience, you can come to our treatment center in Tucson, Arizona to reclaim your life from an addiction to the more potent form of marijuana that you’ve been abusing. Here, you can work closely with highly trained staff members, partake in our renowned and evidence-based interventions, and receive the support that you need to avoid the continued harm that higher THC marijuana can bring to your life. At Sierra Tucson, the best rehab center for high THC marijuana addiction, we firmly believe that you are capable of turning your life around, and we hope you choose our premier center as the place to hone and master the skills needed to stop using the damaging marijuana strains that have since prevented you from reaching your true potential.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
If someone close to you has been regularly abusing marijuana, you’re probably concerned for his or her health. However, if this important person in your life is abusing high THC strains of this drug, you may be even more concerned for your friend or family member’s wellbeing. But, if you’re prepared to help this individual take control of his or her life and assist him or her in getting help, doing the following may help you accomplish your goal:
Learn everything that you can about the more potent marijuana strains that your loved one has been abusing, including the following information:
- The effects of this drug
- The short- and long-term risks of this drug
- The signs of intoxication
- The warning signs that your loved one is addicted to high THC strains of marijuana
Once you have this information, it could be helpful to speak to an addiction professional in your community. During your conversation with this individual, make sure that you ask about the following:
- Effective methods for encouraging your loved one to get help
- The forms of care that have helped others defeat an addiction to high THC strains of marijuana
- Common steps that are often part of most treatment centers’ admissions processes
- Ways in which you can remove barriers that may otherwise deter your loved one from getting treatment
Finally, when you speak to your loved one about the need for services, be sure that you heed the following suggestions:
- Be open to hearing what your loved one has to say about his or her substance abuse problem
- Share your concerns in an empathic, compassionate, and nonjudgmental manner
- Communicate your intentions of support
- Convey the ways that you hope to show your support while your loved one is in treatment
- Speak to the benefits of getting professional help
If you follow through on the above plan, you may be able to help your friend or family member defeat a high THC strain marijuana abuse once and for all.
Why Consider Treatment for High THC Marijuana Abuse at Our Rehab Center
The abuse of marijuana can lead to poor lung functioning and various other health problems that can be long-standing. However, when it comes to the ongoing abuse of high THC strains of marijuana, the resulting effects can be far more devastating. Researchers are finding that the regular abuse of high THC strains of marijuana may ultimately alter a person’s brain chemically. So, aside from the lung damage that can also happen with smoking this kind of marijuana use, it’s possible for an individual to develop certain mental health and cognitive problems that can truly hinder an individual’s quality of life. Over time, the ability to concentrate, think clearly, make sound decisions, form memories, and lead an otherwise satisfying life can all deteriorate if proper care isn’t sought. Lastly, like with non-enhanced marijuana, those who abuse altered marijuana remain at risk for legal problems, familial discord, and decreased career potential if this sort of substance abuse problem remains constant. Thankfully, though, many options for care are available and can change a person’s life for the better.
Types of Treatment Offered at Our Rehab Center
As an internationally known and respected treatment provider of medical, therapeutic, and experiential services, our treatment center is pleased to offer premier care for a wide range of concerns that are known to plague men and women. With evidence-based practices that are rooted within the integrative therapies that we offer, our rehab prides itself on being a leading provider of services that are effective in treating chemical dependency concerns, such as an addiction to high THC strain marijuana, as well as co-occurring disorders. Holistic and individualized treatment is cornerstone to the best care offered at our treatment center, and the staff of qualified and experienced professionals administers care by utilizing a dynamic approach to treating patients. It is the ambition of our rehab to deliver services in such a manner that all who come to us for treatment will be able to transcend the challenges of the past and resume the pursuit of a healthy and productive future.
Sierra Tucson, a premier treatment center for high-potency marijuana abuse, includes Desert Flower, a 15-bed behavioral health inpatient unit, and a 124-bed behavioral health residential treatment center, both of which are situated on the same campus. Patients who require immediate stabilization due to the presence of psychiatric concerns or those who are in need of medical detoxification services can receive these interventions at Desert Flower prior to engaging in our treatment center’s residential care. When patients present to our rehab with high THC marijuana strains in their systems, the first step in their treatment may be to undergo the medical detox services offered at Desert Flower so that their bodies can become rid of the toxic substance. This period of detoxification is monitored by medical personnel in order to ensure that individuals remain safe and as comfortable as possible during the process. Patients will also engage in a number of therapeutic interventions during their time in Desert Flower. Following detox and completion of treatment at our inpatient unit, patients will then engage in comprehensive treatment at our treatment center’s behavioral health residential treatment center.
Treatment for substance abuse concerns, including the abuse of high THC marijuana, is delivered through our rehab’s Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorder Program. Offered within our behavioral health residential treatment center, services supplied in this treatment plan are designed to elicit the most favorable outcomes for all patients. Our reputation as a leading drug addiction rehab center stems from our clinical excellence and the best, compassionate care that we afford to everyone who seeks our services. Our holistic approach to treatment respects the dignity of each individual while offering a therapeutic environment that is fully conducive to healing of the mind, body, and spirit. Treatment focuses on addressing each patient’s presenting problems, as well as underlying issues that exacerbate his or her struggles. It is our belief that, as patients gain new communication skills and learn to build healthy relationships, they can make sound decisions for a healthy quality of life and form deeper connections with others.
Using a biopsychosocial and spiritual approach to care, patients engaged in the Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorder program can partake in the following treatment methods, which are outlined in each patient’s individualized treatment plan, as well as in our treatment center’s daily treatment schedules:
Medication management: When individuals are struggling with the presence of a co-occurring disorder in addition to their addiction to high THC marijuana strains, the implementation of psychotropic medications may be incorporated into their overall plan of care at our high THC marijuana abuse rehab. The need for such medications, however, is always determined on a case-by-case basis. Patients who are engaged in the Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorder treatment plan will have the opportunity to meet with either a psychiatrist or qualified physician at a minimum of once per week so that any medications that have been prescribed can be monitored for therapeutic effectiveness and any necessary changes can be made.
Individual therapy: Master’s level clinicians and/or licensed psychologists at our treatment center offer individual therapy sessions with patients several times per week depending upon the treatment modality that is being used. All patients are guaranteed, however, that a minimum of one individual session will take place each week. Each patient’s therapist will be assigned to him or her depending upon the identified presenting concerns, the therapeutic approach that will be used in order to effectively address those concerns, and the specific training that the therapist possesses. These sessions occur in a confidential, one-to-one setting where the patient is afforded the opportunity to discuss his or her progress in treatment, address any concerns that may arise, and process through various feelings that he or she is experiencing.
Group therapy: At the time that patients are admitted into the Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorder treatment plan at our rehab, they are assigned to a small group of peers, all of whom are engaged in the same treatment. This group will meet together for therapy sessions four times per week. In addition to serving as a general process group, topics that are covered during these group sessions may include, but are not limited to:
- Working through grief and loss
- Relapse prevention
- Identifying feelings of shame in order to move to a place of resilience
- Healing anxiety
- Didactic lectures
- Anger management
Four Day Family Program: Recognizing the important role of loved ones in the lives of patients, our rehab includes the Four Day Family treatment plan for family members and other close identified loved ones of patients. This type of treatment typically occurs during a patient’s third week of treatment and allows loved ones to engage in the therapeutic process to practice healthy communication and boundaries with understanding and support. Family members and loved ones can attend psychoeducational lectures, process groups, and a family dinner that can unify a family unit in a powerful way. Lastly, loved ones can remain in contact with a patient’s primary therapist should questions or concerns arise during the course of treatment.
Therapeutic Recreational Activities: In order to help patients build a stronger sense of self and increased confidence as they overcome their high THC strain marijuana abuse problem, this treatment option offers patients a myriad of therapeutic activities, which are conducted daily or on a weekly basis. A patient’s participation in such activities will be outlined in his or her treatment plan and may include the following:
- Adventure therapy (including a ropes course and rock wall)
- Equine therapy
- Expressive art
Additional services: In order to best care for the needs of those who are working through an addiction to highest THC marijuana strains and any co-occurring conditions, our treatment center is proud to offer a number of additional services through an innovative approach to treatment. Special time is set aside for selected individual appointments which will be outlined in one’s treatment plan in order to address individualized needs. Such services may include, but are not limited to:
- Somato-emotional response massage (SER massage)
- Psychological testing
- Personal training
- Mindfulness meditation
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) SE (Somatic Experiencing) therapies are offered when deemed necessary based upon an assessment conducted by a psychiatrist
Furthermore, patients engaged in the care delivered through the Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorder Program at our rehab center will be provided with educational lectures and will participate in 12-step meetings. Each day will end on a positive note by allowing patients to gather together and reflect through a Gifts and Blessings Ceremony.
Should a patient require stabilization services while engaged in our rehab’s residential treatment, he or she is able to partake in the services supplied by Desert Flower Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit before returning to residential treatment. The staff of professionals conducts an ongoing assessment of each patient’s progress and needs and offers assistance in making this transition smooth so as to continue the process of healing with as little disruption as possible.
Continuing Care and Levels of Treatment
Sierra Tucson’s method for providing all-encompassing care for every patient who comes for treatment includes thorough discharge planning and continuing care services that are second-to-none. Once a patient engages in services to treat a high THC strain marijuana addiction and co-occurring concerns at our high-potency marijuana abuse treatment center, a comprehensive continued care plan is devised so that they can remain successful once treatment is complete. Those partaking in the services at Desert Flower meet with continued care staff to assess each individual’s needs and plan for discharge. Those engaged in the residential treatment at our rehab meet with the same continued care staff and regional outreach specialists and partake in lectures and one-on-one planning sessions to ensure quality referrals and to establish any follow-up appointments that may be required once they have been discharged.
Furthermore, patients exiting the residential treatment, along with their family members, can benefit from The Connections Program. This treatment plan includes 12-month-long case management services that are in place to offer ongoing and substantial support to former patients. A representative from this treatment plan contacts patients 48 hours after they are discharged and is available to assist these individuals in seeking and receiving the additional services they need in order to remain successful in the process of healing and recovery.
Lastly, former patients can take part in the Alumni Services affiliated with our treatment center. These services include groups offered through outpatient centers, which are located across the United States.
If you or a loved one wishes to receive the superior care that has improved the lives of many individuals who have struggled with chemical dependency and co-occurring conditions, look no further than our rehab. The life you have envisioned can begin here.