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Meth Use Among Teens Continues to Be a Problem

    Methamphetamine became a problem in the 1980’s in Oregon. At that time, the use of the drug was identified as being an epidemic, just as heroin and prescription drug use is seen as a national epidemic today. Beginning in the 1980’s, Interstate 5, a highway that runs north/south from Mexico up through the…

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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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How to Manage the Anger in Your Teen

      Teens can get angry over many things. They might feel like you don’t understand them. They might feel like you are stifling their individuality or independence. However, most of these circumstances are common and can be easily managed. When teens are angry due to a significant event in their lives, such as…

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What Drug Dealers Will Tell Teens to Get Them Hooked

Teens are already vulnerable to drug use. This is the stereotypical stage of life where teens experiment with a variety of experiences, including getting drunk and high. The danger with this, however, is that those who are selling drugs to teens know this. In fact, they not only know that teens are vulnerable, but they…

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Teen Athletes In the News: Ohio Adolescent Dies of Caffeine Overdose

If you’re not an athlete, you might not know that Caffeine is a supplement used to enhance athletic performance. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and can increase alertness and levels of energy. There are millions of Americans, for example, who take this stimulant each morning before work by having their regular dose of coffee.…

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Teen Drug Rehab | Paradigm Malibu

Teen Drug Rehab: What You Need to Know

Having an addiction is like having an ongoing battle with yourself. There’s no winning unless you surrender. There’s no conquering the destructive pull of addiction unless you lay down your weapons. Perhaps that’s the reason for the way Alcoholic Anonymous participants begin their introductions. “Hi, I’m John, and I’m an alcoholic.” They admit that they…

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Teen Internet Addiction May Be a Precursor to Teen Drug Abuse | ParadigmMalibu.com

Teen Internet Addiction May Be a Precursor to Teen Drug Abuse

Research indicates that 1.4% to 17.9% of adolescents around the world are addicted to the Internet. Addictions to Internet use are not as prevalent in the United States as they are in other countries, however, evidence suggests that boys are at higher risk for an addiction than girls, especially boys who spend more than 20…

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Parents: How to Find the Right Therapist for Your Teen | ParadigmMalibu.com

Parents: How to Find the Right Therapist for Your Teen

No matter what psychological symptoms your teen might have or what diagnosis he or she has already been assigned, you’ll want to find a good therapist for your teen. Psychotherapy is often an essential component to effective treatment. In fact, research has shown that medication alone is not effective. However, the combination of psychotherapy and…

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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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