Today, across the country cannabis use is on the rise. Legalization, niche products, and synthetic strains of THC are making cannabis stronger and increasingly popular. Unfortunately, these stronger strains like delta 8 can be dangerous and increase the risk of addiction. An addiction treatment program is the safest, most effective way to prevent the side effects of delta 8 and stay healthy.
If you or someone you love is taking delta 8 gummies or other edibles and sense things are starting to spiral out of control, our program can help. Santé Center for Healing provides comprehensive dual diagnosis treatment for mental health and addiction recovery for men and women. Call us now at 866.238.3154 to learn more about the dangers of delta 8 gummies and how our addiction treatment program can help you.
What Are Cannabis Edibles?
The days of making edibles at home are long gone. Today, ready-made edibles with THC and CBD put these potent chemicals in sweet treats like gummies, cookies, brownies, and other candy. CBD edibles are legal across the US, while THC edibles are only legal in certain states. CBD edibles are often found in gummy form and can make a person sleepy, reduce pain, and calm anxiety. Many people take them to reduce anxiety and fall asleep at night. THC edibles contain the chemical compound in cannabis that makes a person high. Eating an edible can cause:
- Increased heartbeat
- Dry mouth
- Lack of concentration
Unfortunately, while edibles may be tasty, they can have much higher levels of THC and CBD. This makes it difficult to know how much cannabis a person is ingesting and how it will affect them. A person may want to consume more edibles than a safe dose because they taste good. This can use cannabis overdose.
What Are Delta 8 Gummies?
Opioids are synthetic drugs made from the natural opium poppy. Similarly, Delta 8 is a synthetic THC made in labs. It mirrors the effects of natural THC and makes them more potent. Synthetic drugs are often much stronger than natural drugs. Delta 8 is not regulated by the FDA and can cause more intense highs, hallucinations, delusions, and reckless behavior.
When it comes to buying edibles, there is still a lack of regulation and fair practices in the cannabis industry. Products may come with forged safety seals and contain dangerous levels of THC or other harmful chemicals, like heavy metals. This means it’s hard to know what is in a Delta 8 gummy and how it will affect you.
Because synthetic THC is stronger than natural THC, it’s easy to overdose or develop a cannabis use disorder. While there are many debates over whether cannabis is addictive, it can cause CUD, cannabis use disorder, which is best treated with a substance abuse treatment program.
Start Addiction Treatment in Texas Today
If you think Delta 8 gummies are as safe as smoking a joint, think again. Delta 8 can cause a range of side effects, an uncomfortable high, and lead to addiction. If you or someone you love needs support for Delta 8 use and other substance abuse, we can help. With more than 25 years of experience in the field, the Santé Center for Healing is here to support clients and families through each stage of dual diagnosis treatment and recovery. Clients in our inpatient and outpatient programs love our 16-acre campus and range of therapies, from CBT and DBT to yoga and experiential therapy.
If you’re ready to learn more about the dangers of Delta 8 gummies or want to learn more about the risk of addiction as a result of cannabis use, call our staff now at 866.238.3154 to learn more about our programs and enroll today.