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Teens: Drinking Alone Might Lead to an Alcohol Addiction Later in Life

Frequently when friends and family gather there is drinking. Along with the good food and conversation, alcohol is served. In many ways, this is socially acceptable. It’s natural to want to have a glass of wine while you’re enjoying your time with family and friends.   Yet, when drinking is done alone, the reasons for…

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Parents: Help Your Teen Avoid Alcohol Abuse With These Text Messages

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recognizes that more and more communication between parents and their teens happen with text messaging. Between work and school and family responsibilities, parents might not have the opportunity to remind their teens about the discussions they’ve had about alcohol and alcohol abuse.   For this reason,…

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Teen Alcohol Abuse: It's Not A Healthy Option | Paradigm Malibu

Teen Alcohol Abuse: It’s Not A Healthy Option

Although there is a big trend right now regarding healthy eating and healthy living, it’s true that adolescents don’t tend to focus on health at this age. Why should they? They’re young and practically invincible.   Yet, alcohol in excessive amounts can lead to medical disease and illness. Of course, it can also lead to…

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Arizona Teens Witness Teacher Drunk At School | Paradigm Malibu

Arizona Teens Witness Teacher Drunk At School

A Math Teacher at an Arizona High School was arrested on August 13 after a student noticed that she was drunk in class. The principal and a school guard entered the classroom and confronted the teacher. Although she initially denied the charges, she soon admitted that she drank the night before and that morning. She…

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Underage Drinking | ParadigmMalibu.com

Teen Alcohol Abuse: Underage Drinking Poses Significant Risks

Teens who are drinking obvious do so illegally. Underage drinking poses certain risks to adolescents, primarily because their brains are still in its development. When teens begin to drink, they rarely recognize the effects on their families, peers, and on their own lives. In fact, because of the damaging effects of underage drinking, the National…

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Teen Sex Addiction | ParadigmMalibu.com

Delinquent Teens are More Likely to Die Violently Later in Life

A new study, published in the July 2014 issue of Pediatrics, surveyed over 1800 children and teens from the ages of 10 to 18 who were detained at the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago. The participants of the study were interviewed and then followed for up to 16 years.   Of the 111 participants…

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Teen Alcohol Abuse and Drug Addiction | ParadigmMalibu.com

Abused Children Are More at Risk for Teen Drug Addiction

If a child experiences abuse in their home of origin, whether that’s physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, he or she is more vulnerable to alcohol consumption during adolescence. A research study recently conducted by the University Miguel Hernandez in Elche, Spain, reveals that teens who were abused as children tended to perceive the use of…

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Teen Alcohol Abuse ParadigmMalibu.com

To Recover from Teen Alcohol Abuse Don’t Force Sobriety, Face Recovery

All right, let’s say you realize there’s a problem with your drinking. You notice it getting in the way of your grades, your relationships, and your performance on the football team. Perhaps you see yourself slowing down compared to your peers.   When you decide to go into recovery, you’ll probably find that it’s a…

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Teen Alcohol Abuse | PardigmMalibu.com

The Health Hazards of Teen Alcohol Abuse

When the weekend rolls around, it’s time to go out with friends. No matter what teens do together, there’s a very high probability that alcohol will be involved. There is often an excessive amount of drinking that happens among adolescents, which can bring on severe health concerns, including teen alcohol abuse.   In a recent…

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