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Dr. Anthony J. Mele Discusses the Opioid Epidemic and Dual-Diagnosis

Anthony J. Mele, , Sovereign Health’s Associate Program Director, discusses the opioid epidemic in the United States and the link between addiction and mental disorder on NBC affiliate KMIR’s program “Desert Living” on Wednesday, June 28. Dr. Mele mentions in the interview how there are new steps in managing opioid prescribers. He states that there’s been good change in prescribing opioids, but people are now looking to purchasing illegal opioids. He also notes the rise in opioid abuse regardless of demographic and geographic zone. Dr. Mele notes that 60-70 percent of individuals dealing with addiction also have a mental disorder.

Sovereign Health featured in OC Business Journal Health Care Roundtable

Sovereign Health was featured in the Orange County Business Journal’s Health Care Roundtable. Participants including Kaiser Permanente, St. Joseph Hoag Health and UC Irvine Health, joined the behavioral health treatment company in the informative Q&A. The piece can be found in the journal’s April 10 – 16, 2017 edition.

Sovereign Health Group offers high quality and comprehensive Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, & Mental Health Treatment Programs for Adults & Adolescents including support services for the family system. We have multiple treatment locations in the United States. Sovereign Health’s treatment programs specialize in addressing the underlying mental health conditions by utilizing innovative and cutting edge cognitive testing, rehabilitation, and evidence based treatment modalities.We accept Most Private Insurances.

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Dr. Helen Kienzle Discusses Gender and Age Challenges in Any Recovery

Helen Kienzle, Ph.D., Sovereign Health of Palm Desert’s Program Director, discusses the Personal Recovery Integrating Men’s Experiences (P.R.I.M.E.) program. P.R.I.M.E. was developed to provide a supportive and safe recovery environment designed to meet the specific issues facing men over the age of 40. The program, which provides treatment for behavioral health and addiction disorders, creates a healing community that fosters recovery and promotes the transition to a sober lifestyle. The interview was first broadcasted live on CoreBrain Journal on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Dr. Kienzle received her master’s degree and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the School for Professional Psychology at Alliant University in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Monica Powers Discusses Trauma, Resilience and Recovery

Monica Powers, Psy.D., Director of Clinical Development and Training at Sovereign Health, discusses Sovereign Health and resilience. In reference to persons dealing with traumatic experiences and recovery, it is often confounding how some people are able to recover, while others struggle and drown in it. Dr. Powers and Dr. Parker explore the common attributes that are associated with resilient people and discuss survivors of trauma and the difficulties the patient population often faces. The interview was first broadcasted live on CoreBrain Journal on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Dr. Monica earned her doctorate at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she focused her interests on the survivors of natural disasters and investigated then wrote about Hurricane Katrina survivors. She also works in a private practice on weekends, where she collaborates with a variety of patients in personal psychotherapy.

Dr. Tonmoy Sharma Discusses Mental Illnesses

Tonmoy Sharma, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Sovereign Health, discusses what are the different types of mental illnesses and how to treat them. The interview was first broadcasted live on CoreBrain Journal on Tuesday, Feb. 28. He’s a prolific researcher and scientist and has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and five books on schizophrenia and mental illness. Under his leadership, Sovereign Health has grown from a small facility in San Clemente to a national brand spanning five states and comprising nine fully functional facilities that treat addiction, mental illness and co-occurring disorders, brain wellness, and behavioral health programs for eating disorders.


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