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Behavioral Health News - September 2014
In This Issue: September 2014
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Oct. 8, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM PST


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Jennifer De FeoLGBT Identity Development and Clinical Approaches



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San Clemente, CA 92673


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Oct. 9, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM PST


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Dr. Dan AronowAdvances in Brain Science and Addiction



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Culver City, CA 90230 


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Oct. 15, 11:00 AM to 12 PM PST


September C.E. Webinar  


Cindy DupuieThe Connection Between Gut Health, Brain Health and Behavior 


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This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour continuing education credit for MFT's, LPCC's, LEP's, and/or LCSW's required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) provider number - PCE5216


This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour continuing education credit for addiction professionals required by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) provider number - 130835.


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP16424, for 1 Contact Hour.



Please Contact Claudia Burton for  any questions at  c.burton@sovhealth.com 

or 949-392-3371

The Sovereign Way


Sovereign Health Group offers treatment for Addiction & Dual Diagnosis and Mental Health. We utilize a foundation of evidence-based treatment modalities, 12 step support, and blend experiential therapies to create finely balanced treatment programs.

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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. 


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Dual Diagnosis Treatment - Gabriel's Review
Dual Diagnosis Treatment - Gabriel's Review


Before coming to Sovereign Heath, Gabriel had been living life addicted to multiple drugs. He had been hospitalized several times and realized that he needed to change his life. Originally from Alaska, Gabriel did not want to go to a hospital setting for rehab. He searched for places on the internet, and that's how he found out about Sovereign Health. Located by the beach, the programs offered at Sovereign Health such as group therapy and individual therapy, equine therapy, physical activities made him choose Sovereign. 

Gabriel had number of family and mental health problems like depression, anxiety and anger issues. He wanted to address all of those issues along with the drug addiction problem......


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of, or possibility of regaining something lost or taken away."


For those struggling with an addiction or a mental health issue, there is a lot that has been lost and/or taken away. Addiction and disorder can destroy relationships with friends and family, take away a person's ability to work and function normally, destroy their health and well being and may take away their ability to control themselves. Both addiction and mental health disorders work against a person to break them down mentally, physically and emotionally

Smartphone App Reveals Users' Mental Health Standing

Researchers have built the first smartphone app that automatically reveals college students' mental health, academic performance and behavioral trends. In other words, your smartphone knows your state of mind -- even if you don't -- and how that affects you. The StudentLife app, which compares students' happiness, stress, depression and loneliness to their academic performance, also may be used in the general population -- for example, to monitor mental health, trigger intervention and improve productivity in workplace employees

Addicted to Eating but Not Food


New research suggests people do not become addicted to donuts or sodas, but they can become addicted to eating for its own sake.


UK researchers discovered the brain does not respond to nutrients in the same way as it does to addictive drugs such as heroin or cocaine. In other words, people can become addicted to eating but not to consuming specific foods such as those high in sugar or fat.


In the new study, an international team of scientists did not find strong evidence for people being addicted to the chemical substances in certain foods.


Why is it that some of the greatest works of literature have been produced by writers in the grip of alcoholism, and addiction that cost them personal happiness and caused harm to those who loved them?

In The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing examines the link between creativity and alcohol through the work and lives of six extraordinary men: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever, and Raymond Carver.

All six of these writers were alcoholics, and the subject of drinking surfaces in some of their finest work, from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to A Moveable Feast. Often, they did their drinking together: Hemingway and Fitzgerald ricocheting through the cafés of Paris in the 1920s; Carver and Cheever speeding to the liquor store in Iowa in the icy winter of 1973.

Olivia Laing grew up in an alcoholic family herself. One spring, wanting to make sense of this ferocious, entangling disease, she took a journey across America that plunged her into the heart of these overlapping lives. As she travels from Cheever's New York to Williams's New Orleans, and from Hemingway's Key West to Carver's Port Angeles, she pieces together a topographical map of alcoholism, from the horrors of addiction to the miraculous possibilities of recovery.

To learn more about "The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking" and it's author Olivia Laing, please visit  http://olivialaing.co.uk/ 

Meet Our Staff:
Tori De Groote

Alumni Services Manger 

San Clemente, CA


What is your background and work experience?


I hold a Bachelors Degree in Business Market

he Sales and Marketing arena working for Fortune 100 companies.  My most recent position was with Mission Pacific Coast Recovery of Laguna Beach, CA where I built and managed the Alumni Services Dept.


What brought you here to Sovereign Health?


A change in business management at Mission Pacific Coast Recovery and a desire to help Sovereign Health build a robust Alumni Department has led me here.


What does your position at Sovereign Health entail?

The overall goal at Sovereign Health is to lead a team of Alumni Coordinators and build a strong Alumni Dept.  This includes enhancing the quality of patient care and management to promote the continuity and longevity of the patient's success.


Press Release 

Palm Springs, California-August 22, 2014

Rehabilitation center offers unique approach to treatment of co-occurring conditions

Sovereign Health of California has opened its doors to another adult treatment facility in Palm Springs, ushering in the most comprehensive treatment modality for mental health and addiction with dual-diagnosis.  At a time when the public is becoming increasingly aware and alarmed at the epidemic proportions of disorders and addictions, Sovereign has opened three beautiful residential treatment houses in Palm Springs to bring the very best care to the Coachella Valley

San Clemente, California - August 15, 2014

Services offered to aid patients through their treatment programs and legal cases

Sovereign Health Group offers many different services to its clients and their families, including legal and court services. These services are open to anyone, whether they are dealing with a DUI, misdemeanor or civil litigation.
The legal and court services are offered in order to help clients through their case by utilizing their mental health, alcohol and drug court program, whether or not the legal issue is associated to their client's behavioral health
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