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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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Dual Diagnosis | Paradigm Malibu

Dual Diagnosis Treatment: What to Expect

Dual diagnosis is when an individual is diagnosed with both an addiction and another mental health issue. The addiction might be to a substance (such as alcohol, methamphetamine, or prescription pain pills) or to a behavior (such as compulsive gambling or internet addiction). The mental health issue could be depression, OCD, anxiety, or almost anything…

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