February 2014 - Sovereign Health Group
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ptsd-a-disorder
02-26-14 Category: Mental Health

What’s in a name? Just as Juliet mused on whether a rose (or her love Romeo) would be any different were it called a different name, doctors and now former President George W. Bush have started wondering if PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) would be seen in a different light if it were called something […]

tanning-and-mental-health-disorders
02-25-14 Category: Mental Health

Many people want a tanned, sun-kissed look, thinking it will make them appear healthier and more attractive. When studies began to show that exposure to sunlight without the use of sunscreen increases the risk of skin cancer, some people turned to alternatives, like spray tans and sun beds, to achieve their desired look. However, recent […]

neknominate
02-21-14 Category: Alcohol Addiction

Drinking games are nothing new. People have found creative ways to binge drink since antiquity, with references to drinking games found in texts and artifacts from ancient Greece and ancient China. Popular drinking games over the past few decades include keg stands, beer pong, and quarters. Drinking games can be dangerous, and many institutions have […]

brain-and-anxiety
02-19-14 Category: Mental Health

A team of researchers led by biologists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have discovered that a specific area of the brain, the lateral septum (LS), plays a previously unsuspected role in stress-induced anxiety. The study, “Control of Stress-Induced Persistent Anxiety by an Extra-Amygdala Septohypothalamic Circuit,” found that the LS structure provided insights into how […]

national-eating-disorders-awareness-week
02-18-14 Category: Treatment

The last week of February is designated as National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. This year, the theme is “I had no idea.” The goal of the week, scheduled for February 23 to March 1, is to raise public and media awareness of the disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. The National […]

02-17-14 Category: News and Announcements

Actress, singer and author MacKenzie Phillips, best known for her debut acting role in the 1973 film American Graffiti and her starring role in the 1970s and 1980 television sitcom series One Day at a Time, helped Sovereign Health Group celebrate its five-year anniversary operating in San Clemente, California at an Open House, Wednesday, Jan. […]

02-17-14 Category: Alcohol Addiction, Dual Diagnosis

College students and young adults represent the age group at greatest risk for developing eating disorders and engaging in unhealthy drinking behavior, such as binge drinking. A new trend, dubbed “drunkorexia,” describes what happens when a person combines the two by minimizing food consumption in order to engage in binge drinking later, without worrying about […]

02-13-14 Category: Behavioral Health

Several recent studies have shown a connection between the gastrointestinal tract and disease, especially in relation to the human microbiome (beneficial microorganisms that live in the human body). Diseases ranging from the common cold to diabetes to heart disease to cancer have a correlation to the digestion system, making many experts believe that a healthy […]

02-11-14 Category: Treatment Center Staff

Geoff Henderson recently joined Sovereign Health Group as Director of Special Projects, based in San Clemente.  He has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of mental health, substance abuse and special needs services, and has held a variety of leadership positions with different organizations. What is your background, including your education and […]

02-10-14 Category: Treatment Center Staff

Robin Caserta was named Sovereign Health Group’s Employee of the Year for 2013, which was awarded at the January 2014 monthly staff luncheon. Robin started working as the receptionist for Sovereign Health in June 2010. She remembers that there were only two houses and a handful of house managers and therapists at the time. The […]

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