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Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome or PAWS: Symptoms & Treatment

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome or PAWS: Symptoms and Treatment

If you or a loved one are struggling with a substance abuse problem, then chances are that you might understand the difference between acute withdrawal symptoms and their successor, post-acute withdrawal syndrome or PAWS. People who suffer from addiction disorders often experience acute withdrawal symptoms when they first give up a substance that they’ve been…

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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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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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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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