Veena Kumari, Ph.D., Sovereign Health’s Chief Scientific Officer, discusses nicotine addiction and its connection to mental health. on the NBC affiliate KMIR’s program “Desert Living” on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Approximately 80 percent of people diagnosed with schizophrenia smoke, with many receiving a regular dose of nicotine through a tobacco use disorder. Furthermore, the chemicals in tobacco smoke have been shown to intensify the removal of caffeine from the body, which may contribute to similarly high levels of caffeine use in schizophrenic populations.
Anthony J. Mele, Psy.D., Chief Clinical Officer of Sovereign Health, discusses Sovereign Health and the evolution of addiction treatment. The interview was first broadcasted live on CoreBrain Journal on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Sovereign Health’s commitment to each patient begins with a rigorous, comprehensive diagnostic assessment including an evaluation of the patient’s cognitive functioning. Sovereign passionately believes that the foundation for every patient’s recovery needs to be a highly comprehensive, individualized and evidence based treatment plan.
Jennifer Moore, M.D., Associate Director of Clinical Excellence, discusses the Nutritionally Assisted Detox (NAD) program on the NBC affiliate KMIR’s program “Desert Living” on Wednesday, Dec. 7. As Dr. Moore notes in the interview, NAD is a unique, all-natural, rapid detoxification process that is designed to help individuals abstain from or rid the body of toxic or unhealthy substances and fight cravings with the use of NAD supplements. Instead of fighting the brain’s natural healing process, NAD works in tandem to reduce the painful symptoms associated with withdrawal.
Helen Kienzle, Ph.D., Sovereign Health of Palm Desert’s Program Director, discusses the Intensive Family Program (IFP) at Sovereign Health. The mission of the IFP, which was first launched in 2014 at Sovereign’s San Clemente facility, is to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. The program educates families about the conditions affecting their loved ones, while being able to spend quality visitation time during therapy sessions and other events. In this two-day program, Sovereign Health’s staff provides each family with the knowledge, skills and support to learn about the patient’s specific diagnosis.