April 2017 - Sovereign Health Group

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04-25-17 Category: Alcohol Abuse

Findings of a new research conducted by a group of scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have highlighted the need to develop personalized treatments for individuals struggling with alcoholism and alcohol use disorder (AUD). The study, published recently online in The Journal of Neuroscience, unravels a striking difference between the brain structures of alcohol-dependent […]

04-25-17 Category: Substance Abuse, Treatment

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is maintaining strict vigilance on the multiple ports of entry along the southwestern border for signs of a new synthetic drug that’s being pushed into the United States by Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTOs). The deadly drug – fake oxycodone laced with fentanyl — has already claimed dozens of victims […]

04-21-17 Category: Mental Illness

“Treatment saves lives” and “People are dying!” were some of the strong messages on protester’s placards as they picketed outside the San Clemente City Council chambers on April 18th to protest the city’s extreme restrictions on sober living homes. The group chanted, prayed and enacted overdose death scenes to bring home their concerns about the […]

04-20-17 Category: Alcohol

The 19th-century philosopher and father of American psychology, William James, once mentioned in a remarkable play of words and wit, “Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver.” Though at that time it raised many an eyebrow today these words have come true in a surprising way. With increasingly liberal views dominating today’s […]

04-20-17 Category: Marijuana

It all began in the mid-1970s when students of San Rafael High School in Marin County, California met at 4:20 pm after school hours by the campus’s statue of chemist Louis Pasteur to smoke weed. Consequently, the phrase, “I’ll see you at 4:20,” became the code for expressing one’s desire to smoke a joint after […]

Alcohol Awareness Month: Americans see alcohol as bigger threat than marijuana, finds study
04-19-17 Category: Marijuana

Easily available across the country, alcohol has a regular presence in the American society. While consuming alcohol moderately does not do much harm, drinking too much and too often can certainly create a problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 88,000 Americans lose their lives each year due to excessive […]

Alcohol Awareness Month: 5 signs of high-risk drinking
04-19-17 Category: Alcohol

Heavy drinking leads to various serious physical and mental problems, whereas many treat moderate drinking as harmless or even good for health. However, a recent study has found that even moderate drinking temporarily raises the risk of a stroke and heart attack. In the United States, a standard drink contains 6 ounces or 14 grams […]

Massage therapy can treat low back pain, says study
04-18-17 Category: Health, Treatment

Estimates suggest that about 100 million Americans grapple with chronic pain in their daily lives, leading to dependence on prescription opioids. Studies conducted by several national health agencies have found that lower back pain is the most common neurological ailment in the United States, followed by severe headaches or a migraine, neck pain and facial […]

Feud in forests: Confronting illegal cannabis growers in California’s countryside
04-13-17 Category: Marijuana, Treatment

Braving the early morning chill, a group of men in camouflage attire bearing logos of government agencies cautiously tiptoes through the rugged topography of remote stretches of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Plumas County. Traversing through the undulating landscape covered by lush evergreen pine forests, striving not to snap twigs or shake a pile […]

Man with possible drug history kills two in San Bernardino school shooting
04-11-17 Category: Addiction, Mental Illness

As a busy sunny Monday morning began to unfold in San Bernardino City Unified School District, little did the residents ever imagine that tragedy would befall their city once again, within a span of 15 months. The date, April 10, 2017, would go down in the city’s history as a dark day. As fate would […]

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