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“Is Marijuana Unsafe?” The Science Of THC & The Brain

Marijuana and mental illnessWhat do you think about that politically charged and easily accessible drug called marijuana?

In this video, I bring up some of the neuroscience behind marijuana including drugs in general. This is part 1 to a 2-part series on this topic. Next week we will revisit this topic as I discuss medications and their potential side effects.

I get questions from all over the world about this daily! It’s amazing how so many people hold polarized views about this in all sectors of the world. Despite these politically charged views, we need to look at the biological and neuroscientific effects of using THC to self-medicate or heal certain ailments.

In this video, I am strictly focusing on the biology and neuroscience of THC and how it affects the brain. Next week we will follow up on this topic by discussing the psychological, emotional, and cognitive effects of THC and prescription drugs.

Why do we need to talk about this?

It’s always useful to explore, no matter how politically charged a topic may be, what goes into our bodies as there is often major consequences to the long-term use of medications and other drugs.


I welcome your thoughts, comments, and experiences.
Take care!

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As always, I wish you well

*CORONA VIRUS UPDATE1050 Lincoln Way, Ste 1 - Pittsburgh PA

As we get closer to the middle of May states across the nation are passing laws, reducing restrictions, and enacting new regulations to help support the transition from stay-at-home orders to the normal flow of life again.

Unfortunately, Gov. Wolf hasn't reduced the mask wearing restrictions in Allegheny County. However, he has announced most of Western PA will be moving to the yellow phase beginning May 15. This means that we can slowly regain some normalcy.

But until the mask wearing restrictions are reduced or eliminated Anchored Child & Family Counseling will remain closed. I will be making small transitions back to the office over the course of summer and seeing some clients in-person based on need.The office will be open starting June 17, 2020 with the goal of remaining open until/if state laws change in response to Corona virus restrictions.

In the meantime, I will be continuing teletherapy sessions until mid-June. My office assistant and I will be monitoring your insurance policy to ensure that you will be covered for teletherapy and that your copayments will be waived. At this time, it appears that all major insurance companies (UPMC, Highmark, Aetna, Optum/United, and Cigna) are continuing to provide coverage for teletherapy.

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Please continue to stay safe!
Thank you


Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

Licensed Child & Family Therapist
National Board Certified Counselor
Internationally Certified Trauma Therapist

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