3 ways to conquer fears in recovery

For addicts in recovery, fear is the norm: fear of never being happy, fear of doctors, fear of relapse, fear of what life might look like when they're sober . . . the list goes on and on. Fear is present at the very beginning of recovery and at the very end. There will be times when fear defines their identity, and there will be moments when it seems more appealing to hide away than to face that fear head on... Find out more...


7 ways to cope with 
cravings in recovery

Recovery is a lifelong challenge. Whether you are recovering from drugs or alcohol, there will be times when cravings occur out of nowhere or when you are around the addictive substance and you have to practice self-control... Find out more...

 
How yoga helps relieve grief symptoms

Yoga is a physical and spiritual practice. Those who testify its utility detail how it strengthens the body and the soul. Yoga instructors have also applied their training to transcend beyond a number of psychological and emotional obstacles. One particular tribulation that yoga has helped many individuals overcome is grieving over a loss and the subsequent depression it may cause. Over recent years, multiple scientific sources have revealed yoga's ability to bring a person back from the brink of despair... Find out more..


Book Spotlight:
Seeking the missing hours post "blackout"

Blackouts are an unusually common outcome of excessive drinking. National survey studies reveal around one in four college students drink to experience a blackout in a given year. Hence, when Sarah Hepola continued through her twenties remembering some details of her nights and not remembering many others, she thought it was something that everyone endured.

Named one of the most anticipated memoirs by the Publishers Weekly, Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget is the story of its author, Sarah Hepola and her journey of recovery. The memoir is filled with stories and experiences of Hepola that are ridiculously funny yet tragic at the same time. She became the investigator of her own life as many mornings would be spent trying to recall and piece together what she did the night before and how she ended up being where she was.

"The truth is, I didn't feel like that interesting of a person," Hepola said in an interview with NPR. "It felt to me like my colleagues knew so much more than I did, was always so intimidated by them. They knew more about pop culture, they knew more about politics. What did I have? What were my stories? And suddenly, drinking was giving me these stories, it was giving me attention."...Find out more...

Inspirational Story

A powerful life with schizophrenia: 
Meet Elyn Saks

Unlike physical illnesses such as a broken arm or a bruise, mental illnesses are unseen but just as real or painful as physical injuries. Schizophrenia is a prevalent mental illness that is accompanied by delusional thoughts, outbursts, paranoia, hallucinations and/or catatonic states. Schizophrenia impacts about 1 percent of the population worldwide and about 1.2 percent of the U.S. population, or around 3.2 million Americans... Find out more...
Alumni Newsletter Recovery Event

Closer to Hope: Mental Health Educational Symposium
 
Monday Oct. 5, 2015 - 
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Closer to Hope Symposium is an opportunity for people to join together and support those with mental illness. Search for ways to help our friends and fellow citizens who struggle with mental illness with keynote speaker, Jessica Close. Purchase tickets or become a sponsor, helping research for new ways to work with and treat those with a mental illness. Sovereign Health Group will be a sponsor at this event. For more information, Click here...

Keynote Speaker: Jessica Close

Royal Palm Square
1380 Colonial Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33907
"And you ask "what if I fall?" Oh but my darling, what if you fly?"
- Erin Hanson
Alumni Event

NAMIWalks Los Angeles County
 
Saturday Oct. 3, 2015 - Check in time is at 8:00 a.m.

The NAMIWalks in L.A. County is an event combining walking, being a part of something larger than one's self and supporting those struggling with mental illness. Join in as a participant with thousands of others, creating a team or joining one. For those who are unable to run, support a loved one walking in the event through a donation or donate to NAMI on their website. The smallest act of kindness can mean the world to those in need. Any form of support matters and can help make a difference. Sovereign Health Group will be a sponsor at this event. For more information, Click here...

Grand Park Event Lawn
200 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
For Alumni related query contact Tori Degroote at
alumni@sovhealth.com or (866) 546 3756
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