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Painkiller Addiction Signs to Acknowledge - Paradigm Malibu

Painkiller Addiction Warning Signs

Nobody starts taking painkillers with the intention to become addicted, and for many people, painkiller addiction starts innocently – with a legitimate prescription meant to alleviate real pain. Nevertheless, the addiction rates for certain types of painkillers, especially opioids, are skyrocketing in the United States. These medications carry a very real risk of addiction, even…

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How Parents Can Help Teens Cope With Chronic Illness - Paradigm Malibu

Helping Teens Cope With Chronic Illness

Navigating the teenage years with a chronic illness or disability. This is a developmental period when peer relationships and fitting in are especially important, and chronic illness can complicate that. Teenagers are also wrangling with their self-esteem and their sense of themselves as independent people during this developmental stage, and dealing with a chronic illness…

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Chance Bryant | Paradigm Malibu

Employee of the Month Chance Bryant

Dependable. Competent. A good decision maker. These are three qualities Deputy Program Director and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Tracy Bangar uses to describe Chance Bryant.  Although he is still a psychology student at Arizona State University, Chance has a bright career as a mental health professional ahead of him. During his five-month tenure as a…

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Out of the Darkness Walk | Paradigm Malibu

AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk

The second leading cause of death amongst teens is suicide, however most of the disorders that may underly a teen to take his or her life are treatable. Paradigm’s treatment centers are committed to the prevention of teen suicide through early intervention, in-stay rehabilitation and long-term psychiatric management.  Paradigm is also supportive of other groups…

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Proactive Parenting | Paradigm Malibu

Proactive Parenting Helps Dissuade Teen Drug Use

The media’s lackadaisical portrayal of substance use and addiction has long contributed to teen experimentation with drugs and alcohol and long term addictive behavior.  Despite community efforts to provide deglamorized information about the harmful effects of substance use, teens remain misinformed about the dangers of partaking in the usage of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, and…

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