Sovereign Health Continues Collaboration with WCSAD
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04-17-14 Category: News and Announcements


Sovereign Health Group will be an exhibitor and Silver Patron at the upcoming 5th Annual West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders (WCSAD), one of the country’s premier addiction conferences. Set for May 29 through June 1, the event this year will be held once again at the La Quinta Resort and Club, in La Quinta, California, less than 25 miles from Palm Springs. Last year, WCSAD hosted more than 750 participants from 38 states and six countries.

The program focuses on providing workshops and seminars related to the addictions industry for physicians, nurses, psychologists Employee Assistance Program (EAP) professionals, social workers marriage and family therapists, and a spectrum of counselors including those specializing in chemical dependency, alcoholism and drug abuse, and rehabilitation. The symposium offers a balance of continuing education, with up to 28 hours of CE credits available in numerous disciplines, and extensive networking opportunities.

A distinguished faculty of about 60 industry leaders has been assembled for the two-and-a-half-day program. The panel of 11 distinguished keynote speakers includes General Barry McCaffrey, former director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (1997-2001).

Another featured is Dean Taraborelli, whose presentation is entitled “The New Science of Holistic Recovery.” He will address the emerging paradigm of recovery that incorporates scientific developments in biology and neuroscience. Taraborelli is founder and co-director of The Sanctuary at Sedona in Arizona.

Sovereign Health Supports SAP Qualification

Sovereign Health has been a Silver Patron of WCSAD for several years. Health professionals can meet representatives from our California-based behavioral health company at Booth 83 on the exhibit floor and learn more about our programs and services.

Sovereign Health is also supporting a federal Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (DOT/SAP) qualification and requalification course over the course of two days at WCSAD this year. This training and successful completion of a test qualify an SAP to evaluate DOT employees who have violated drug and alcohol regulations and make recommendations related to education, treatment, follow-up testing and aftercare.

C-4 Recovery Solutions, Inc., is the nonprofit organizer of WCSAD as well as its East Coast counterpart, the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders (CCSAD), which has been held annually since 1987, combining workshops and seminars for addictions professionals. CCSAD is one of country’s oldest and largest annual meetings of its kind. Both WCSAD and CCSAD are catalysts that help attendees connect with one another and expand their professional networks.

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