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Open Letter: Dr. Louise Stanger to Juul Labs, Inc. and Dr. Mark Rubinstein

In an open letter published last week, clinician and award-winning interventionist Dr. Louise Stanger writes to America’s favorite vaping company Juul Labs, Inc., and their latest hire, UCSF researcher Dr. Mark L. Rubinstein, regarding the current teen vaping crisis, and Juul’s lack of accountability, urgency, or care. As per Dr. Stanger and data from the…

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Community Spotlight: Heather Hayes - Paradigm Malibu

Community Spotlight- Heather Hayes

Shining a Light on Paradigm Partners & Innovators in The Mental Health Field Heather Hayes is changing the field of intervention therapy with ethics and empathy. As one of the nation’s most celebrated and groundbreaking interventionists, therapists and educational consultants, Heather Hayes has over 35 years of dynamic experience in the mental health field, with…

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Chance Bryant | Paradigm Malibu

Employee of the Month Chance Bryant

Dependable. Competent. A good decision maker. These are three qualities Deputy Program Director and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Tracy Bangar uses to describe Chance Bryant.  Although he is still a psychology student at Arizona State University, Chance has a bright career as a mental health professional ahead of him. During his five-month tenure as a…

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Braden Spurlock | Paradigm Malibu

Alumni Spotlight – Braden Spurlock

Braden Spurlock was a freshman in high school when his father passed away.  His father’s death catalyzed him to engage in self-destructive behavior. Braden was lost and his future seemed bleak until he began a 65-day residency at Paradigm. The treatment Braden received was driven by his connections to his therapeutic team.  His therapy provided…

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Ways for Teens to Build Resilience - Paradigm Malibu

Ways for Teens to Build Resilience

Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity or significant sources of stress, and ultimately bouncing back from difficult life experiences. For teenagers working hard to maintain their sobriety, this is especially true, as resilience can help teens in recovery with their overall mental health. “Resilience in youth can be fostered…

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