Sovereign Health Group Blog

01-23-15 Category: Mental Health

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that makes it hard to tell the difference between what is real and not real. It becomes difficult to think clearly, have normal emotional responses and act normal in social situations. It is not unusual for a person suffering from schizophrenia to believe people are plotting against them and spying […]

01-22-15 Category: Addiction

To most people, Utah seems an unlikely place to have a high rate of prescription drug abuse. Of the 50 states in the US, Utah ranks eighth in prescription drug abuse according to Susannah Burt, with the state’s Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Burt says following a decline in use in 2008, the […]

Speed and weed
01-21-15 Category: Addiction

Marijuana has reentered the spotlight since its legalization in several states. Once associated with college students and attacks of the munchies it is now being debated by policymakers whether to legalize it for medicinal and recreational use. As legalization is approved, the methods of defining drugged driving are being debated. Medical marijuana is currently legal […]

A new worry: Fentanyl and Acetyl fentanyl addiction
01-15-15 Category: Addiction

Medical News Today reports that emergency physicians should expect, “An upswing in what on the surface appears to be heroin overdoses but are actually overdoses tied to Acetyl fentanyl, an opiate that is mixed into street drugs marketed as heroin or may be sold in pills disguised as oxycodone.” Users themselves may be unaware that […]

Man claims to have ‘Google Glass’ addiction
01-12-15 Category: Addiction

CNN reports that a 31-year-old man who checked in to the Navy’s Substance Abuse and Recovery Program (SARP) for alcoholism treatment was also treated for a Google Glass addiction, according to a new study. Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) is characterized by the problematic use of online video games, computer use and mobile handheld devices. While […]

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