A-Z Teen Health Glossary

Paradigm San Francisco Therapist Lauren Conine Named Paradigm’s Employee of The Month

  Paradigm is proud to announce that Lauren Conine has been named Paradigm’s employee of the month.  Lauren has served as a comprehensive therapist since the inception of Paradigm San Francisco and has demonstrated a commitment to serve the adolescents and their families with kindness, patience and compassion. “Lauren is a big reason why Paradigm…

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Paradigm San Francisco and Paradigm Malibu Celebrate The Holidays

  On December 8th, Paradigm Malibu and Paradigm San Francisco opened their doors to celebrate the holidays with Paradigm clinicians and team members and a host of treatment providers, programs and hospitals throughout California and beyond.  The evening’s festivities included great food, collaboration, a photo booth and singing to celebrate the holiday season and thank…

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Youtube’s Chris Thompson Spends An Afternoon With Paradigm Youth

(Paradigm Program Director Dustin Tibbits pictured above with YouTube star Chris Thompson)   Youtube personality Chris Thompson stopped by Paradigm Malibu to spend some time speaking with youth about adolescence, relationships and finding their voice.  Chris has developed a library of YouTube videos and his honesty and perspective have created a popular following of more…

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The Holidays and The Gift of Self Care & Compassion

  Happy Holidays!  As our attention turns toward holiday celebrations, family, friends and resolutions, we often find ourselves neglecting self care.  The ease at which we can slip into running around through the stress of planning, purchasing and putting off our self care can often lead to rushing, resentment and relapse.  The emerging body of…

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Paradigm Recognized by SAMHSA With National Award

  Paradigm Malibu was recognized by the premiere United States organization SAMHSA for their outstanding work and commitment to providing mental health and substance use education and awareness to the community in 2016.  The national organization, which awards in excess of $3.7 billion dollars in funding annually for grants to help further substance use and…

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How To Support Your Teen Even Without a Close Parent-Teen Relationship

    Teens need support from their parents, caregivers, and other adults because of the demands of this stage in life. And it’s not only the physical, emotional, and psychological, changes they’re going through, but it’s also the academic, social, and family demands they are often expected to meet. Sometimes, these demands are simply unrealistic…

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Teens: If You’re Struggling with an Addiction, There’s Help

      If you’re facing an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you should know that getting help can eventually bring healing. You might have experienced the difficult challenges that come with addiction. The fact that you can’t stop – that alone can be scary. Or you might find yourself needing to drink first thing…

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Find a Drug Addiction Treatment Program That Meets the Needs of Adolescents

  If you suspect that your child is using drugs, then it essential to find high-quality drug addiction treatment that meets the needs of teenagers. Teenagers require a different type of substance abuse treatment than adults in order to avoid complications from dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Your child also needs to have one-on-one and group counseling…

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Treating the Underlying Issues of Teen Addiction

  When teens continue to use drugs or drink alcohol there are many problems that can arise as a result. For instance, there might be truancy, expulsion from school, juvenile detention, failing grades, and a host of other major problems. Yet, these concerns, as well as the addiction itself, isn’t really the issue. The real…

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