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Behavioral Health News
Dual Diagnosis - Mental Health - Eating Disorders
October, 2013 - In This Issue:
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Rewiring The Brain One Step at a Time

Listen to SHG Podcasts on Addicton, Mental Health and Eating Disorder Topics on iTunes Today for Free!


The Sovereign Health Treatment Podcast provides compelling guest lectures aiming to help educate professionals and patients suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, mental health issues, eating disorders and people in need of a dual diagnosis. Listen Now!
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1211 Puerta Del Sol

San Clemente, CA 92673



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October Brings Mental Health Awareness 
Sovereign Health Proudly Supports National Recovery Month

October is one of the most important months for mental health awareness.  Why, you might ask. It's not because of Halloween.  The reason is because no other month is packed with as many mental health awareness days and events as October!  October is jam packed with days to promote mental health awareness, and similarly, Sovereign Health is proud to promote those days and related events. 


The first of these events is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW).  In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week in recognition of the National Alliance on Mental Illness's (NAMI) efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Since 1990, mental health advocates across the country have joined together during the first full week of October to celebrate. MIAW has become a NAMI tradition. It presents an opportunity to all NAMI state organizations and affiliates across the country to work together in communities to achieve the NAMI mission through outreach, education and advocacy. 

To read more about Mental Health Month, Click Here

Meet Our Staff

Q&A with Peter Van Druff 

Each month Sovereign Health puts one of its own staff in the spotlight to provide an in-depth look at the people who are dedicated to create and provide quality care for our clients and families.


In this month issue we highlight a QA session with Peter van Druff, The new Manager of Extended Care, overseeing the various Sovereign programs that help patients stay connected and healthy as they leave, and long after they've left Sovereign's primary programs.


1. What brought you to Sovereign Health?
To put it simply, I really feel that God had an important hand in bringing me to Sovereign.  Let me explain: since 2004, when I finished my path towards recovery, I was looking for an innovative recovery environment.  During this time I left Spencer Recovery, where I had been working for some time, and came up with a model of clarity through contrast. Read More


Depression Linked to Parkinson's Risk

Parkinson's Disease is a debilitating mental illness that can severely disrupt brain functioning.  Similarly, depression is a debilitating disorder that now has been identified as a factor in other disorders and diseases, like cancer and stroke, and is now being linked to Parkinson's Disease.  In our blog article, we explore a new study that links Parkinson's and Depression and look at how understanding one disease may solve the other.  
For more information follow this link: Read More

Amanda Bynes Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

Amanda Bynes, Former Nickelodeon star and actress in numerous movies such as What a Girl Wants and Easy A has been formally diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, it has been revealed. In our blog article we discuss updates about Ms.Bynes story and an overview of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia as well as some common treatments.

See more on our website here:Read More

Networking and CE Events
SHG Webinar- Earn 1 Free C.E. Online!
SHG CE Webinars Welcome Sue Hannibal Presenting on 
"Beyond Reason:Using Metaphor Language To Diagnose The Hidden Root(s) Of Somatized Trauma, Dissociation, Phobias and Panic" 

Join Sue Hannibal and Sovereign Health Group Online from the comfort and convenience of your office for our monthly Online C.E. Webinar.   

Earn 1 Free C.E. Online! 
Date: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Location:  Online

Please contact Marissa Maldonado at 909-827-1516 or for questions or RSVP's.
Los Angeles Free Networking Dinner & C.E. Presentation
SHG Welcomes Marcia Ullett Presenting on "A Journey Of Purpose & Passion" 
Join Sovereign Health Group at their Los Angeles location for a monthly networking dinner and CE event. You will have an opportunity to share marketing materials and who you are and what you do during introductions. 

Los Angeles Networking & Education Event  


Earn 1 Free C.E.!

Date: Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Time: 6:00pm-7.30pm

6167 Bristol Parkway, Suite 100
Culver City, CA 90230

Please contact Marissa Maldonado at 909-827-1516 or for questions or RSVP's.
Orange County Free Networking Luncheon and CE  Event
SHG Welcomes, Cindy Dupuie Presenting on "A Living Body Needs Living Food To Stay Healthy and Sober"

Join Sovereign Health San Clemente for the monthly networking luncheon event. You will have an opportunity to share marketing materials and who you are and what you do during introductions.

Date: Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
Time: 11:30am-1pm


1211 Puerta Del Sol,

San Clemente, CA 92673


Please contact Marissa Maldonado at 909-827-1516 or for questions or RSVP's.
Los Angeles Daytime Free Networking Luncheon
Los Angeles Networking Event
(Networking and Luncheon only)

Jasmin RoggSovereign Health Culver City offers their Dual Diagnosis and Mental Health treatment programs. Come meet our Clinical Director, Jasmin Rogg, and the rest of the Culver City team.

Date: Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Time: 11:30am-1pm

6167 Bristol Parkway, Suite 100
Culver City, CA 90230

Please contact Marissa Maldonado at 909-827-1516 or for questions or RSVP's.
Who We Are & What We Do
Admissions Specialists Available 24/7
Sovereign Health Group offers treatment for Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health, and Eating Disorders. We utilize a foundation of evidence based treatment modalities, 12 step support, and blend experiential therapies to create finely balanced treatment programs.
We have locations in San Clemente and Culver City. Sovereign Health is Joint Commission Accredited and Dually Licensed holding the highest standards for excellent patient care. We have a team of licensed clinical and medical professionals that provide cutting edge treatment and programming to our patients. SHG has a mission to rewire the brain one step at a time and create a foundation for a long lasting recovery. Visit Our Website Today
At Sovereign Health Group, we utilize experienced Admissions specialists 24 hours per day to facilitate entry into our programs. The admission process begins with a brief confidential telephone assessment to determine whether we are a suitable match and the projected program/level of care. We will review the financial and insurance options to help determine the most cost effective plan.
Call our Admission team at 866-819-2948 or email at
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Utilizing Insurance
Cost Effective Treatment

Many sufferers of Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health, and/or Eating Disorder conditions have been left untreated due to not having enough financial resources to cover a treatment program.  In the past, there were programs for those who qualified for county and/or government assistance and programs for those who were able to afford high end treatment. The question then arose, what about the middle, typically known as the working class?

Sovereign Health Group wanted to change the face of the utilization of private health insurance for behavioral health and addiction treatment and help more people reach the help they need and deserve.   SHG has been diligent and motivated from inception to create and continue increasing the amount of coverage a patient receives for treatment. From the very first call, our admissions team will handle the verification of benefits and devise a plan of action to get the patient into treatment as quickly as possible. We are willing to work with each person individually and devise the best plan.

 We are proud to say "We Accept and Direct Bill Insurance".

We accept most PPO and HMO insurances up front, call Admissions today to learn more, 866-819-2948.

Insurance Partners