September 2013 - Sovereign Health Group
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As more and more information comes out about Aaron Alexis, the man who went on a shooting rampage at a navy facility on September 16th, one significant theme is beginning to develop.  Mr. Alexis was not simply an angry man, or a random disgruntled employee, rather he was a man plagued by a history of […]

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Marijuana is consistently the most abused illegal drug in the United States, year after year, and the most recent drug survey shows that marijuana and heroin use is continuing to increase in the US. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) conducted the survey that asked 70,000 United States citizens, 12 years of […]

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Have you experienced rapid mood swings, angry outbursts, or poor impulse control and you have been unable to explain why? How about difficulty making friends, an inability to sustain relationships, romantic or otherwise, or social isolation? Often times personality disorders manifest in ways that can seem attributable to bad moods, hormonal changes, or the problems […]

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We’ve all heard about the dangers of “street drugs” like cocaine and meth.  Most of us are aware of the seriousness that using these drugs carry.  However, the same stigma and immediate thought of danger should now also be applied to prescription drugs.   On our blog, we discuss a study from Brandies University showing that […]

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With all the rapid developments in the field of behavioral health, it’s often hard to keep up.  On our blog this month, Sovereign features one of these exciting innovations in the field: Biofeedback.  In short, Biofeedback is a process that monitors blood pressure, heart rate, skin temperature, muscle tension, and perspiration in real time and […]

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1. Amanda; you were brought on to run the Brain Restoration Plus – NAD Therapy (BR+) program here at Sovereign Health.  Could you tell us a little bit about the program?  How does it work?  Who is it for? Brain Restoration Plus (BR+) is a natural IV therapy that is made out of a substance […]

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This September once again marks National Recovery Month, organized by SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) (http://www.recoverymonth.gov) is a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy […]

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Methamphetamine, or Meth, is one of the more dangerous drugs on the street market today.  In low dosages, meth can increase alertness, concentration, and energy in fatigued individuals and higher doses can induce mania, feelings of self-esteem and increased libido.  However, long term use of Methamphetamine has a high association with depression and suicide as well as serious heart disease, amphetamine psychosis, anxiety, […]

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Heroin is a highly addictive substance derived from drugs called opiates. Morphine, codeine, and methadone are extracted from opium found in the poppy plant. Heroin is a semi-synthetic opiate, meaning part of the drug is naturally-occurring and part is man-made. Other semi-synthetic opiates are the prescription painkillers you may be familiar with: Vicodin, Hydrodan, Lortab, […]

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Eminem is the epitome of a dual diagnosis. Several years ago, the rapper, who is now 40 years old, spoke out about the depression that took hold of his life. In his book, The Way I Am, Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers, described his emotional reaction to the 2006 murder of Proof, a member of […]


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