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As seen in Psychology Today: Recovery from Addiction Doesn’t Stop After Formal Treatment – It’s Just Beginning

San Clemente, Calif. — An advertorial that appears in Psychology Today reveals details that the arc of addiction treatment doesn’t end at discharge, but from that addiction treatment is not completed when their treatment program ends, but rather is just entering a new stage, that of recovery management. These services are necessary for patients long after discharge, according to the advertorial “Recovery Doesn’t Stop After Treatment Ends, Continuing Care is Key,” which was written by Sovereign Health founder and CEO Tonmoy Sharma, M.B.B.S., M.Sc. In this advertorial, Dr. Sharma notes how instead of treating addiction and mental illnesses with episodic care, treatment centers should be treating these disorders in the same way one treats asthma, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other chronic conditions.

 “In behavioral health, recovery management is provided to patients after they complete formal treatment,” Dr. Sharma writes. “It may consist of education, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavior strategies that aim to help patients make progress toward their goals in recovery.” He adds, “Within a recovery management framework, professionals must help patients learn how to manage and take responsibility for their conditions.”

Recovery from mental illnesses, substance abuse or co-occurring disorders (e.g., having both a mental and substance use disorder) is a complicated and long-term process. As an effort to reduce relapse and help patients achieve long-term recovery.

“Recovery management is an important component of the treatment and recovery process because it empowers patients to understand their condition,” Dr. Sharma writes, “and teaches them how to cope with triggers and stress manage their symptoms in time of crisis and distress. In addition to these benefits, continuing care services, also referred to as aftercare, can be provided to patients to reduce their risk of relapse and re-hospitalization after they receive treatment,” says Dr. Sharma in this advertorial.

Sovereign Health provides a Continuing Care Program to patients after they have completed their treatment. Sovereign Health’s Recovery Management Program empowers patients to manage their recovery with the help of supportive staff and resources. Our committed multidisciplinary team — consisting of clinicians, case managers and other mental health professionals — is dedicated to preventing relapse and providing patients a continuum of care to help them achieve, manage and maintain long-term recovery.

About Tonmoy Sharma

Tonmoy Sharma has spent years crisscrossing the country presenting on MBC at conferences and community events. His hope is that in the not-too-distant future, clinicians and the public nationwide will embrace MBC as the highly successful, evidence-based treatment that is the best approach to treating addiction and mental health issues.

Sharma has been recognized with numerous awards, honors and grants for his work in advancing mental health and its treatment in the United States, Europe and Southeast Asia. He is a prolific researcher and scientist as well as the author or co-author of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and five books on schizophrenia and mental illness. Dr. Sharma has served on numerous editorial boards, acted as peer reviewer for 14 international medical journals, and has been on various advisory boards governing the development of antipsychotics. He currently co-hosts KABC 790 AM’s “In Your Right Mind,” a cutting-edge, weekly radio show that covers various topics in behavioral health, and was selected by the OCBJ to be listed in the OC500 as one of the most influential people in the Orange County business community in 2016.

About Sovereign Health

Sovereign Health is a network of detox and behavioral health treatment centers that have qualified for the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal accreditation. The company consistently ranks as a top provider of behavioral health services, according to the independent eBASIS report from McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate. In McLean’s quarterly reports for 2016, Sovereign has surpassed 50 other treatment centers nationwide in several important health care measures.

Sovereign Health’s facilities are licensed in accordance with state regulations. The Joint Commission is the nation’s leading health care standards-setting and accrediting organization and sets a very high bar for qualifying for the Gold Seal designation. Sovereign’s extensive national network of nine facilities across five states also enjoys the distinction of being accredited to provide concurrent mental health and substance use treatment, a rarity in the field.

Sovereign Health’s mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services for adults and adolescents, including support services for family members. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company’s ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. For more information, visit www.sovhealth.com.

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