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Posted in Relationships, Self Help, Substance Abuse - 0 Comments

In his 25 years of practice, clinical psychologist Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D., says – hands-down – one of the most hot-bed, but least-discussed causes of relationship conflict is drinking. For loved ones and friends sick of slipping into those dramatic “diagnostic standoffs” as Nowinski puts it, there’s now a mobile app to confirm who’s really drunk. The […]

Fatal overdoses in Orange County
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes drug poisoning statistics annually for states and counties. In 2002, Orange County, California, averaged six drug poisoning deaths per 100,000 inhabitants; in 2014, the number doubled. Orange County’s fatal overdose rate pales in comparison to Kern, Mariposa, Tuolumne, Stanislaus and a smattering of Northern California counties […]

importance of friendships
Posted in Mental Health, Recovery, Relationships - 0 Comments

Having meaningful, positive friendships throughout life is a vital aspect of overall health and well-being. Researchers have not only found support for greater happiness and life satisfaction among people who have close relationships, but people who have friends are more likely to live longer and be more resilient to stress. Friendships have multiple benefits on […]

Late-life depression
Posted in Cognition, Depression rehab, Mental Health - 0 Comments

Like any chronic disease, depression doesn’t discriminate. According to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), it affects nearly 15 million adults in the United States every year. Although the U.S. Census Bureau reports that the median age of depression’s onset is 32, the disease can strike at any time. Unlike most chronic diseases, depression […]

combat disease
Posted in Advocacy, Medicine, Research - 0 Comments

Gene variations, or slight differences in a person’s genetic makeup, are responsible for all traits and characteristics that make individuals unique (e.g., hair or eye color, height, etc.). At the same time, some variations in genes increase a person’s vulnerability for developing certain types of mental illnesses, including depressive disorders, attention problems and schizophrenia. In […]

new designer drug
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Last August, an Australian man went on a drug-induced crime spree. He swerved his bike in front of a motorist, causing her car to crash. He pulled the driver from her car and sped off in it, sideswiping multiple vehicles until he crashed into a utility pole, knocking out power to over 600 homes. For […]

vital to take responsibility
Posted in Addiction, Recovery - 0 Comments

“It’s not my fault — it’s a disease.” “My family has a history of addiction, so it makes sense that I’m an addict, too.” “My parents drove me to drink.” “My significant other drove me to drink.” “My mental health drove me to drink.” “If things at work weren’t so stressful, I wouldn’t need to […]

psychology behind dangerous drivers
Posted in Psychiatry, Research, Treatment - 0 Comments

Driving is dangerous. In 2014, a total of 29,989 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. resulted in 32,675 deaths. Many of those who contributed to these fatal crashes were repeat offenders, or individuals who regularly drove while drunk, drove over the speed limit or otherwise engaged in other reckless behaviors while driving. “Surprisingly, these […]

cleftawareness
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This July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month. Treatment specialists, support organizations, advocacy groups, parents and affected individuals are joining together to promote awareness and understanding of cleft and craniofacial conditions. Although Sovereign Health does not treat cleft and craniofacial conditions, we recognize the strong impact these disorders may have on some […]