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Addiction Treatment | Paradigm Malibu

Addiction Treatment Results Improved When Teens Stop Smoking

When parents send their teen to an addiction treatment center, they hope for the best. They imagine their teen returning home with healthy coping tools, resolve to never use drugs again, and a direction for their life moving forward. But that’s not always the case, as some parents know.  Some teens might go to addiction…

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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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Teen Treatment Facility | Paradigm Malibu

Guide to Finding a Teen Treatment Facility

  If your teen’s primary care doctor or mental health care doctor has recommended a treatment center, you might be feeling very overwhelmed. Is the situation an emergency, or can you think about it for a few days? How can you choose the correct facility for your child? What will happen to him or her…

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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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SAMHSA

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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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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