4 Helpful Coping Tips for Siblings of Addicted Teens

When a teenager has an addiction, that addiction is not just their problem. It’s the whole family’s problem. But siblings of addicted teens can often get overlooked, here’s 4 helpful tips to help siblings cope. When a teenager suffers from an addiction, siblings who live at home are often acutely affected. The addicted teenager may […]

Why Is Gender-Specific Treatment Important?

Men and women often experience things differently, and that includes addiction and recovery, making the need for gender-specific treatment essential – especially for teens. Although both men and women can develop addictions to substances, the reasons that they begin using those substances are often very different, and the coping mechanisms they build for themselves and […]

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 […]

Drug-Impaired Driving: The Effects of Marijuana and Opioids

A report from the Governors Highway Safety Association found that in 2016, more than 40% of drivers who were fatally injured in car accidents tested positive for drug-impaired driving. Close to 40% of those drivers tested positive for marijuana, and another 16% tested positive for opioids. 4% tested positive for a combination of marijuana and […]

Sobriety Tips for This Thanksgiving Holiday

Are you in need of sobriety tips this holiday season? Paradigm Treatment has you covered. Getting sober is a difficult thing, but sometimes staying sober is even harder. That’s especially true during occasions when you know the people around you probably won’t be staying sober. A holiday gathering can be a perfect storm of factors tempting you to […]

Experimenting with Drugs Can Lead to Substance Abuse

Many people assume that experimentation with substances is just a normal part of the teenage years – a phase that most people go through on their way to adulthood. That can be true, but it isn’t always the case and can eventually lead to substance abuse. For one thing, many teens never use substances at […]

How to Talk to Your Teen About Prescription Drug Abuse

There’s an opioid epidemic in the United States, and it isn’t just adults who are at risk. Teenagers are also sometimes prescribed addictive prescription painkillers and other drugs that they become dependent on, and they’re sometimes also introduced to these drugs in other ways. The consequences of drug use in teenagers can be very serious, […]

How Crack Abuse Affects the Body

You may not be aware of exactly how crack abuse affects the body. If you’ve ever known someone who abused crack cocaine, you probably have an idea of the kind of toll the drug can take on a person’s mind, personality, and relationships.  However, when it comes to overall physical health, crack can be a very […]

Painkiller Addiction Warning Signs

Nobody starts taking painkillers with the intention to become addicted, and for many people, painkiller addiction starts innocently – with a legitimate prescription meant to alleviate real pain. Nevertheless, the addiction rates for certain types of painkillers, especially opioids, are skyrocketing in the United States. These medications carry a very real risk of addiction, even […]

Prescription Opioids and Teens: How to Prevent Misuse

Prescription opioids and abuse by teens is a real problem, and it doesn’t just affect adults.  Drugs have always been a concern for parents of teenagers. But these days, parents often miss one of the bigger drug-related risks that could affect their teenagers and eventually contribute to the opioid crisis. Many teens aren’t trying drugs that […]