Teen Opioid Use | Paradigm Malibu

Teen Opioid Use Has Finally Begun to Decline

Anyone who is familiar with opioids knows that the country is still suffering from a widespread number of overdoses from prescription pain medication and its close cousin, heroin. Teens and young adults, especially in New England and the Midwest parts of the country, have been particularly hit hard by opioid addictions. However, two recent studies…

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Teen Drugs | Paradigm Malibu

Has Your Teen Used Drugs in the Last 12 Months?

This question was asked of parents in the Drug-Free America’s Partnership Attitude Tracking Study. When asking about marijuana, only 14% of the parents reported that they thought their teen may have tried marijuana. However, when teens were surveyed, a staggering 42% admitted to smoking pot. This means that three times as many teens admitted to…

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Stages of Teen Addiction | Paradigm Malibu

What are the 5 Stages of Teen Addiction?

No one wants to have an addiction – including teens. Addiction can be a debilitating disease and interfere with most areas of life. In most cases, teens aren’t thinking about addiction or any other consequences of drug use when they begin using. In fact, if anything, most teens have an element of excitement when they…

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Huffing | Paradigm Malibu

Why is Huffing Addictive and Lethal?

When you think about keeping your teen from drugs, your immediate thoughts might settle on marijuana, alcohol, party drugs, painkillers, and maybe harder drugs like cocaine or methamphetamine. Many parents forget about substances that are much easier and cheaper for kids to get a hold of: glue, paint, nail polish remover, aerosol sprays, and other…

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Proposition 57 | Paradigm Mailbu

Proposition 57: Rehabilitating Teens VS Incarcerating Them

What is Proposition 57? On the ballot for this year’s election is Proposition 57 which would potentially change the way California responds to crimes committed by adults and youths. Proposition 57 would allow for more rehabilitation which in turn could reduce the number of people who are in prison. Proposition 57 would also require that youths…

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