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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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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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Substance Use | Paradigm Malibu

Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment

The enormous public health impact of adolescent substance use and its preventable morbidity and mortality highlight the need for the health care sector, including pediatricians and the medical home, to increase its capacity regarding adolescent substance use screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment. Using SBIRT, which stands for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to…

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