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What to Expect at a Teen Residential Treatment Center - Paradigm Malibu

What to Expect at a Teen Residential Treatment Center

If your adolescent child is going into a teen residential treatment center, it is understandable that you might feel worried, anxious, hopeful, sad, optimistic, or a combination of many different emotions. Knowing what to expect ahead of time can ease your feelings of apprehension and help you manage your own feelings while helping your teen…

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Healing Power of Animals | Paradigm Malibu

The Healing Power of Animals

Teenagers who interact with animals can reduce anxiety, depression, and loneliness as they enhance their social support and overall well-being. For teens working hard to maintain their mental health in their sobriety, the simple interaction with animals or a pet can alter the tendency of those with mental problems to focus negatively on themselves; as…

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What Is Parental Alienation Syndrome? - Paradigm Malibu

What Is Parental Alienation Syndrome?

Children and teens of divorced or separated parents sometimes develop parental alienation syndrome as a result of one parent (or, occasionally, another relative) pitting the child against the other. Parental alienation syndrome can cause a lot of emotional trauma that will follow the child well into adulthood. In addition, it causes emotional trauma to the…

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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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