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B E H A V I O R A L  H E A L T H  N E W S 

Sovereign Health Institute NowWade_External_Veena-Kumari-Message_20160809-1.jpg Offering CCAPP Training

Those interested in becoming professional alcohol and other drug (AOD) counselors can now receive their training at Sovereign Health, as the leading behavioral health treatment provider with facilities nationwide has received certification by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) as a CCAPP-approved school. Nationally accredited and recognized by the California Department of Health Care Services as an AOD counselor certifying organization, CCAPP also serves as a liaison between government, consumers, and program owners and directors.

“One of the factors that makes Sovereign Health unique is that, in addition to providing comprehensive mental health and addiction/dual diagnosis treatment services to our patients, we’re also proud to serve the clinical population,” said Sovereign Health’s Chief Scientific Officer Veena Kumari, Ph.D., C. Psychol., AFBPsS. “We provide clinical training across a wide range of treatment modalities for behavioral health care professionals looking to further their careers.” READ MORE

Press ReleaseSovereign Health Announces Certification by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals as a CCAPP-Approved School 

San Clemente, Calif. — Jan. 25, 2017 — Sovereign Health, a national behavioral health system, has announced its certification by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) as a CCAPP-approved school. READ MORE
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Yoga-And-Eating-Disorders.jpgThe Benefits of Yoga in Treating Eating Disorders

Thousands of years ago, yoga, the collection of spiritual, physical and mental exercises, originated in India. Yoga has a long history in the United States, where it has been used for spiritual growth and exercise since the start of the 20th century. READ MORE

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Opioid Substance That is Skimming Through
Legal Loopholes

She had plans. With just six days until Natasha Heim’s 20th birthday, she was in the middle of finals week at Cal State Long Beach, had invited friends to her apartment for her upcoming birthday celebration and purchased tickets to a New Year’s Eve concert. READ MORE

Untitled.jpgVideo: Uncovering U-4: The Dangers Surrounding U-47700

Sovereign Health's Kristina Kuestner talks with UC San Diego's Dr. Aaron Schneir about the dangers of the synthetic opioid. WATCH HERE

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Eating-Disorders-Toolkits-1.jpgNow available: Sovereign Health’s ‘The Unbearable Weight’ eating disorders toolkit

Download Sovereign Health’s FREE eating disorders toolkit for a range of informative articles and self-assessing features. DOWNLOAD HERE

 T E S T I M O N I A L S 

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Through Rock to Recovery

“Sovereign is a place that finds you when you need it most,” says Riley P., age 15. Riley graduated from Sovereign Health’s eating disorders program at our Rancho San Diego adolescent treatment facility. READ MORE


ruthrsdspeaker.jpgEvent: "How Nutrition Affects Mental Health"

Presented by Ruth Leyse-Wallace, Ph.D.

Experimental and observational evidence demonstrates that mild and severe nutrient deficiencies and toxicities influence mental status: the state of mind and state of brain. Treatment for mental health concerns needs to include nutritional screening and/or assessment for optimum outcomes. This C.E. and networking event will take place on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. (PDT) in El Cajon, CA. REGISTER NOW

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Use Disorders: Similarities and Differences"

Presented by Marty Lerner, Ph.D.

Given the complexity and nature of eating disorders, this presentation seeks to shed light on the growing continuum of research pointing to the “addictive” elements driving pathological eating. This C.E. and networking event will take place on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. (EST) in Pompano Beach, FL. REGISTER NOW

janetsuit28129.jpgEvent: “Speaking to the Heart of People with Eating Disorders

Presented by Janet Whitney, MA, MFT

This presentation will address the underlying feelings of persons dealing with eating disorders or any mental illness and how we, as a society, focus on punishment instead of belief and encouragement. This C.E. and networking event will take place on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. (PST) in San Clemente, CA. REGISTER NOW

Mary Berst photo.jpgEvent: “Unpacking Your Bags”

Presented by Mary Berst, Ph.D.

Everyone struggles with some level of emotional difficulty stemming from past experiences. For some, those emotional difficulties turn into addiction, This C.E. and networking event will take place on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. (PDT) in Palm Desert, CA. REGISTER NOW

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Maintaining sobriety outside of rehab

Moving on from a protected recovery environment can be exciting and scary at the same time. Residential treatment, outpatient programs and sober living environments all provide daily structure. READ MORE

P S Y C H O L O G Y  T O D A Y 

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-By Ralph Ryback, M.D., and Amanda Habermann, M.S., Sovereign Health

Keeping with our New Year’s resolutions to exercise or start a new weight loss regimen could benefit us in more ways than just shedding a few unwanted pounds; yet, many of our new goals and resolutions are short-lived as we struggle to incorporate long-term changes in our behavior. READ MORE

Amanda_PsychologyToday_US-born-children-of-immigrants_20161229_SLM(1).jpgImmigration and the Pursuit of Happiness

-By Ralph Ryback, M.D., and Amanda Habermann, M.S., Sovereign Health

America, the “land of the free and home of the brave,” is a nation of immigrants where people have, for multiple generations READ MORE

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 O T H E R  H E A D L I N E S  O F  I N T E R E S T 

SARDAA Health Storylines

Schizophrenia and Related
Alliance of America

Help Guide

Alcoholics Anonymous

Mental Health America of
Los Angeles

Al-Anon Family Groups

American Psychiatric Association

Narcotics Anonymous


Nar-Anon Family Groups

Smart Recovery

Gamblers Anonymous

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