Donna Hugh, Program Director at Sovereign Health of Los Angeles, discusses interventions on the NBC affiliate KMIR’s program “Desert Living” on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Addiction and mental illness are issues that have a tremendous impact on everyone involved in the addicted person’s life, from spouses, siblings, parents and children to co-workers and friends. If family and friends suspect a loved one is dealing with alcohol or drug abuse, it may be difficult to know where to start, what to do and how to find resources to help. An interventionist can step in when you don’t know what to do and help guide you, friends and family on what you should do in order to assist your loved one.
Ashley Jordan, Sovereign Health’s Associate Program Director, discusses mental health needs for U.S. military members and veterans on the NBC affiliate KMIR’s program “Desert Living” on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Ms. Jordan notes in the interview, there’s a real concern for military members and veterans. No military member wants to be looked down upon as not capable of doing something because they’re stressed out. There’s a certain amount of stigma there, and the goal right now is for mental health professionals to be able to cut through that stigma and educate.
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.