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Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome or PAWS: Symptoms & Treatment

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome or PAWS: Symptoms and Treatment

If you or a loved one are struggling with a substance abuse problem, then chances are that you might understand the difference between acute withdrawal symptoms and their successor, post-acute withdrawal syndrome or PAWS. People who suffer from addiction disorders often experience acute withdrawal symptoms when they first give up a substance that they’ve been…

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Teen Smartphone Addiction | Paradigm Malibu

How Does Teen Smartphone Addiction Affect Mental Health?

If your teen is like most, he or she might seem glued to their smartphone. Nearly three-quarters of teenagers use a smartphone, and because these phones are capable of not only calling and texting but also going online, posting to social media, and using a wide variety of apps, they have become, quite literally, computers…

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Preventing Addiction | Paradigm Malibu

Tips for Preventing Addiction in Teens

Parents who struggle with addiction to alcohol or drugs are more likely to have children who also struggle with addiction as they develop into adolescence and adulthood. However, if parents can remain warm, sensitive, attuned, and connected to their infants and remain connected throughout their childhood, those children are more likely to succeed and possibly…

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Dual Diagnosis | Paradigm Malibu

Dealing with Dual Diagnosis in Your Teen

  If you are a parent or caregiver of a teen who is struggling with addiction, you might also find out that your teen is depressed or anxious. Or that they have another type of mental illness in addition to their addiction. When someone struggles with two illnesses at once, it is called dual diagnosis.…

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Opioid Addiction | Paradigm Malibu

Signs and Symptoms of Opioid Addiction

More and more opioid addiction in today’s society is growing by leaps and bounds, due to the vast availability of prescription pain pills on the market. Doctors and patients have made opioids a huge epidemic. Once prescribed these medications, people are fast becoming physically and psychologically dependent on the pills. Once the dependency kicks in, it’s not…

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