March 2013 - Sovereign Health Group

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03-29-13 Category: Addiction Treatment

The club drug, Ecstasy, sees a resurgence with a new name: Molly. It seems the innocent sounding name and the claim that the pills are a pure form of MDMA, the main component of Ecstasy, have attracted a new generation of drug experimenters. San Francisco has seen the increasing rates of Molly use recently among […]

03-28-13 Category: Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis = an individual who has been, or can be, diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder and with a mental illness at the same time. There is great potential for double trouble for people suffering from dual diagnosis. When you are using, abusing, or addicted to alcohol or drugs, and you have symptoms of […]

03-25-13 Category: Treatment

The Journal of Psychosomatic Research published an article last month on a study conducted on eating disorders. Apparently there has been an increase in admissions for eating disorder treatment for women over 40. Two different parts to the study existed: Part One included all occurrences of a female admission for inpatient eating disorder treatment between […]

03-22-13 Category: Treatment

House Bill 1406 passed and will now require every school board in the state of Virginia to “annually provide parent educational information regarding eating disorders for pupils in grades five through twelve,” as stated in the bill. The Virginia Department of Health has teamed up with the Virginia Department of Education to propose the bill […]

03-21-13 Category: Drug Rehab

Opiate addiction takes a hold of the user’s life. Originally used to treat pain, and still prescribed for chronic pain, opiates are highly abused because of their highly addictive qualities. If you think you, or someone you love, may be addicted to one of the following opiates, there are warning signs you can use to […]

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03-20-13 Category: Treatment Center Staff

This month Miles Murdaugh, our Director of Extended Care, joins us for an interview about his road to Sovereign Health, how he entered the recovery/mental health care industry as a whole, and details about the extended care program. What brought you to Sovereign Health? I came to Sovereign Health for the opportunities that exist in changing […]

03-20-13 Category: Addiction Treatment, Drug Rehab

Many of us have no doubt heard about rampant Cocaine abuse that has affected millions, and the “AIDS Epidemic” that still generates fear the world over. However, a new epidemic and terrible epidemic has spread across the US: the Prescription Painkiller Epidemic. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)have quickly […]

03-14-13 Category: Drug Rehab

Jane Clark wrote and directed Meth Head, a movie chronicling her own battle with methamphetamine addiction. The movie tells the story of Kyle Peoples, an accountant in his thirties who meets new friends and begins a life of crystal meth use. Eventually Kyle loses his job, his partner, his home, and his family. The film’s […]

This show, Teen Mom, on MTV has been in the news a lot because several its cast members have been linked to heavy drug and alcohol use. The newest story: teen mom seekstreatment for heroin addiction. Jenelle Evans, who was on Teen Mom 2, is apparently back in rehab, this time she checked herself in […]

03-13-13 Category: Addiction Treatment, Drug Rehab

Are your kids approaching the age where you feel it’s time to talk to them about the dangers of drug and alcohol use? Are you trying to figure out the best way to help them make good decisions about not using and drinking, but you feel like a hypocrite because you experimented with drugs and […]

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