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Drug-Impaired Driving: Marijuana and Opioids Are on the Rise

Drug-Impaired Driving: The Effects of Marijuana and Opioids

A report from the Governors Highway Safety Association found that in 2016, more than 40% of drivers who were fatally injured in car accidents tested positive for drug-impaired driving. Close to 40% of those drivers tested positive for marijuana, and another 16% tested positive for opioids. 4% tested positive for a combination of marijuana and…

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The Holiday Blues Can Be Avoided by Teens - Paradigm Malibu

3 Ways to Help Your Teen Beat the Holiday Blues

A lot of people experience holiday blues. Holidays can be a rough time for a lot of people–and not just adults. Children and teenagers also experience stress and sadness around the holiday season. For example, children of divorced parents might feel sad about being away from one parent during the holidays, or anxious about having…

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Sobriety Tips for This Thanksgiving Holiday - Paradigm Malibu

Sobriety Tips for This Thanksgiving Holiday

Are you in need of sobriety tips this holiday season? Paradigm Malibu has you covered. Getting sober is a difficult thing, but sometimes staying sober is even harder. That’s especially true during occasions when you know the people around you probably won’t be staying sober. A holiday gathering can be a perfect storm of factors tempting you to…

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Acts of Kindness for Teens to Practice Unconditionally - Paradigm Malibu

3 Ways to Show Random Acts of Kindness for Teens

Acts of kindness are about treating people with respect, compassion, and care. Demonstrating gratitude is an important value in most families, and it’s also a positive trait that can improve both personal and professional lives. Research shows that people who regularly demonstrate random acts of kindness are better able to: Form strong relationships and social connections…

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How to Help Your Stressed Teen - Paradigm Malibu

How to Help Your Stressed Teen

Is your teen stressed out? If so, it’s not surprising. Teenagers sometimes experience more stress than adults realize. They’re under a lot of pressure to achieve academically, especially if they are on the college track. They may also feel pressure to achieve in extracurricular activities, especially if they’re involved in competitive activities like sports. On…

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Teen Driver Safety Awareness | Paradigm Malibu

How Parents Can Raise Teen Driver Safety Awareness

For many teens, learning to drive is one of the biggest rites of passage they’ll experience before becoming full-fledged adults. It’s exciting and offers them previously unheard-of levels of freedom and autonomy. However, it’s also dangerous and parents should take steps to raise teen driver safety awareness. Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of…

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