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Addictive Personality | Paradigm Malibu

What Are the Traits of an Addictive Personality?

While addiction can strike anyone, there are some people who are more predisposed than others to develop an addiction to substances, gambling, the Internet, and other outlets. Some experts believe that these people have what they call an addictive personality. Although there is not one specific type of personality that is more prone to addiction,…

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Teens: How to Get Help if Your Parent Struggles with Addiction

  According to a 2012 report published in HealthDay, many teens and children live with a parent who is abusing drugs or alcohol. In fact, researchers say that in many homes, there is a caregiver who has an addiction. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), there are approximately 7.5 million…

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How to Set Limits with Your Teens and Texting

  Texting might seem like an innocent activity. You receive a text, read it, and send one in return. What could be wrong with that? However, when teens continue to text, having texting conversations, or text intermittently while doing other work, it can have some negative physical and emotional effects. Excessive texting and use of…

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Teens Should Know What Makes Substance Use an Addiction

  Most teens and adults are aware that substance use doesn’t necessarily mean addiction. For instance, just because a teen is drinking on a regular basis doesn’t mean that the illness of addiction has set in. Three are specific signs that indicate the illness of addiction is present. This article will highlight those signs so…

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