Paradigm’s substance abuse and addiction treatment is based on a holistic approach and implements a combination of the best traditional and experimental approaches in therapy, in both individual and group settings. This includes but is not limited to, methodologies and approaches of the 12-step program. Before being admitted to Paradigm, every person undergoes a thorough psychiatric evaluation, which our team of therapists and other mental health care professionals use, when designing the person's individual treatment plan. Each treatment plan is carefully constructed, with a primary goal of providing individualized addiction treatment, according to each young adult's specific condition, including their addiction, symptoms, experiences, and interests. Along these lines, it’s worth noting that at Paradigm, we approach therapy according to young adults’ strengths, as opposed to their substance abuse or addiction. This is one way in which we provide therapy that is thorough and precise to the individual, in striving to help young adults toward a real and long-lasting recovery and sobriety, and furthermore, healthy and happy lives.
Every young adult's treatment looks different at Paradigm Malibu. With that being said, there are some fundamental aspects of addiction treatment we provide that are consistent, among all people that are here, addressing substance abuse and addiction issues.
First of all, for those who are struggling with addiction and may go through withdrawal and be in need of detoxification we provide social detoxification which involves careful monitoring and care, to assure physical and mental well-being, throughout this process. Because this initial process of discontinuing use of the substance and subsequent symptoms can be such a difficult and uncomfortable experience, we work closely to help support them and communicate with them throughout this process. Some young adults, who are experiencing severe symptoms, such as withdrawal related seizures or delirium tremens, may be in need of inpatient medical treatment for these types of acute symptoms. Once medically stable, they will be more able to benefit from a residential level of care and social detoxification to address the underlying contributors that drive their substance use.
All young adults receive one-on-one therapy sessions every day that they’re at Paradigm. In addition to these sessions, they also take part in group therapy sessions, family sessions, and a number of other types of therapy, depending on their desires and interests. Some of these special therapy approaches available at Paradigm include things like: Dance Therapy, Art Therapy, Writing Therapy, Surf Therapy, and Equine Therapy.
In both individual and group sessions, therapists work with young adults to address their addiction, its mental and physical effects, and any related behaviors. Once they begin to have an awareness of their addiction and its effects, therapists help them to evaluate what stressors, triggers, and/or conflicts in their lives may have led to the initial or continued use of the substance.