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Drug Addiction

If you’re like someone who became involved with drug and alcohol abuse, you may find that you’ve fallen behind in your education goals. Addiction may have caused you ose focus, distracting you from your life goals in general, Past substance abuse can still affect your willingness and capacity to learn and retain information while you’re using or recovering from drug use.


Consequences of drug use include short-term memory loss and short attention span. So many young users fall behind in classes and tend ultimately to quit school altogether. Interestingly enough, most chemically dependent people are highly adaptable, with a good capacity for learning and change. But when they fail to meet educational goals they lose self esteem because they know they can do better.

Through our education program, we directly address the educational needs of people recovering from alcohol or drug addiction. Our EDU program is an educational program developed in conjunction with Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California. Participants enroll at an accredited college and work towards one of several goals: starting work towards a major, graduating high school or receiving a GED.

By enrolling in the EDU program, you (or the friend or relative you help enroll) find yourself beginning a life journey you may not have believed possible in the recent past. Your self-esteem gets a boost and the healing process is enhanced as you and your peers support and challenge each other while you move in similar directions.

Those who enroll in the EDU program are provided with books and learning materials, as well as transportation to classes. After completion of classes, participants may continue on at Saddleback or transfer units to another college.

Behavioral Health

Behavioral health disorders can cause serious disability to the sufferer, regardless of the type or degree of the disorder. Behavioral health disorders are often referred to as "mental disorders." Some common behavioral health disorders include depression, anxiety disorders, and PTSD.


Behavioral health can refer to a cognitive or emotional state of well-being. Being mentally healthy means being emotionally healthy; having the ability to enjoy a full, creative life; being able to deal with various challenges, whether they be everyday challenges or more difficult ones. With a behavioral health disorder, however, it may be difficult or even impossible to live a satisfying life.

What Causes Behavioral Health Disorders?

Here are some of the possible causes of behavioral health disorders:

Genetics: Just like children can inherit their parents’ baldness, eye color and height, they can also inherit the likelihood of having a disorder. A child with one or more parent with depression is much more likely to develop the disorder than a child whose parents do not have the disorder.

Infections: Certain viruses and bacteria have been attributed to some behavioral health disorders. For example, Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, better known as mad cow disease, is caused by an infectious protein that is very similar to viruses. Mad cow disease causes symptoms in humans such as insomnia, depression, and dementia.

Brain Damage: Damage to the brain has been linked to certain behavioral disorders. Boxers are susceptible to dementia pugilistica, a form of dementia that is caused by repeated concussions. Babies that are subjected to trauma during brain development as a fetus may develop certain conditions, such as autism.

Substance Abuse: Some substances may be worse for the brain than others, but even alcohol can have serious effects on the brain when abused.

Sovereign Health Group keeps up to date with the latest treatments, in order to help patients recover from or better live with behavioral illness. We have seen many patients who suffer from severe depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, various phobias, etc. and are well equipped to treat these and many other types of disorder.

Our primary methods of treatment include strength-based methodology (motivational interviewing) and evidence-based practices (cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback, dialectical behavioral therapy). However, we create customised treatment plans, tailored to each patient's needs, so the ratio of which therapies each patient receives will be different. We believe that our ability to treat patients individually instead of using the same strict regimen universally is what makes Sovereign Health Group a truly unique treatment center.

Dual Diagnosis

Do you or a loved one keep entering treatment over and over? Do you spend months working on yourself, graduate rehab successfully, only to fail again months later? Then you may be a prime candidate for our Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program.


Our experience, having treated thousands of patients, has demonstrated that many people have not one problem, but two or more. So, for example, whilst a patient was getting treated for drug abuse, their depression problem was being ignored. The solution to this was the creation of our leading edge, Dual Diagnosis Treatment program, which treats underlying psychological issues along with drug or alcohol issues.

Dual diagnosis is the term most often used to describe a patient suffering from two disorders at the same time. Addiction very often has underlying issues such as depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, etc. Both the addiction and the underlying cause require simultaneous, appropriate care and treatment. A correct diagnosis is therefore vital, if the correct treatments and therapies are to be put in place. Here, at Sovereign Health Group, our highly qualified staff has a wealth of experience in this field. After an initial evaluation and diagnosis, an individual program is tailored to the specific needs of the client, incorporating clinical therapy, education, group support and holistic therapies such as acupuncture, massage, yoga, etc.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment: How it works

Dual diagnosis day treatment, along with sober living, is offered at our Sovereign Health Group Treatment Center in San Clemente. The primary objectives in treating addiction and dual diagnosis patients in a rehab center are to decrease those costly, repetitive drug rehab services you may be having and, at the same time, to address your whole well-being and not just part of the problem. Our multi-disciplinary team provides an intensive, practical, dual diagnostic treatment modality at our center, to increase harmony and understanding between the patient, family members, friends and community.

We are committed to educating patients about aspects of life skills that will enable them to think conceptually and maintain the ability to think critically after treatment and for years to come.

When a patient enters into day treatment and sober living at Sovereign Health, treatment begins with a series of assessments. These assessments will determine the nature of specific psychological issues and the extent to which these issues will affect recovery from alcohol or drugs. The initial assessment is reviewed by our expert clinical team, who will use the results to formulate an individually tailored treatment program to meet the specific needs of the patient.

After this initial meeting, the patient is seen by the clinical director who will discuss the issues that need work while in treatment and will explain the treatment program in detail.

By treating you as a whole person, we can help you get it right the first time and end the revolving door approach that may be causing you so much lasting pain.

Before treatment can commence, there has to be an accurate diagnosis. Dual diagnosis can go hand in hand with addiction. Individuals often turn to alcohol or drugs to relieve the pain of an underlying issue. However this is not necessarily the case. Individuals can suffer from dual diagnosis without addiction. For example depression can co-exist alongside an eating disorder or as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder. Each of these must be treated separately to relieve the symptoms.

Here, at Sovereign Health Group, our dual diagnosis treatment is tailored to each individual, after an initial assessment, irrespective of whether or not the diagnosis involves addiction. Our highly qualified, professional staff have years of experience in the treatment of co-occurring disorders and we can help to address the situation and support our clients through treatment and on into long-term recovery and reintegration into society.

Call us now! We have people available 24/7 who can answer any questions you might have regarding our treatment.

Attention & Therapy:

Here, at Sovereign Health Group, we understand how difficult it is to take that first step towards getting help. Dual diagnosis sufferers often have serious physical and psychological problems, making them a danger to themselves and others if not properly cared for. At Sovereign Health Group, clients stay in a safe, structured environment, designed to provide the correct atmosphere for recovery and reintegration into society.

Most dual diagnosis sufferers do not realize that there is more than one issue to resolve. Our highly qualified, experienced staff is there, on a daily basis, to offer detox, medication, clinical therapy and holistic treatments to address the complex issues of dual diagnosis and assist our clients on the road to long-term recovery and a life free from physical and psychological pain.

We offer 30, 60 and 90 day programs, each individually tailored to the needs of the client. We combine clinical treatments with holistic therapies such as acupuncture, massage, yoga and meditation, to provide a comprehensive treatment plan for long-term success in recovery from dual diagnosis.

For a list of some of the treatments we offer, please visit our what we offer page

Eating Disorder

Every year, 5 million people, are affected by different types of eating disorders, which go untreated and at times become life-threatening. Bulimia nervosa, anorexia, binge-eating and compulsive eating, are some of the different types of eating disorders which can affect any man, woman, or child of any age,race or culture without you even knowing.


No matter how long you have struggled, nor how complex your life has become, we at Sovereign Health can make this promise:

An Eating Disorder is a temporary problem. It is not an identity; not a life sentence. We are here to help you find the solutions for a healthy, rewarding future.

Does this sound like your life or the life of someone you love?

Do you feel ashamed by your food 'secrets'? At the same time, does it seem impossible to change the food rules that not only run your life, but also isolate you from everyone else − especially those who love you? You have an eating disorder!

If you, or a loved one suffers from an eating disorder, you are not alone. Millions of men and women struggle with food-related disorders, including Anorexia, Bulimia, Compulsive Overeating and the newly diagnosed Orthorexia. These disorders have the following characteristics in common:

  • Abnormal and harmful food-related behaviors such as restricting, bingeing or purging.
  • unhealthy beliefs, perceptions and expectations about food, weight and body shape.
  • damage to careers and to relationships.
  • psychological as well as physical in nature.
  • potential long-term health problems and life-threatening illness.

Does this sound like your life? There is hope in knowing that others have experienced the same problems and with treatment have regained lives that are fulfilling and rewarding.

Offering premium treatment for Eating Disorders to adult men and women.

Alcohol Detox

Alcohol Detoxification requires safe and careful rehab treatment. At The Sovereign Health Group dual diagnosis rehabilitation center we offer detox services, aWhen necessary, we refer patients to an excellent local hospital and provide then care after detox has been completed. This means that our patients can receive scheduled medical services from a qualified physician for relief of the pains and discomfort of alcohol detox, while recovering comfortably in our offsite living accommodations.


Here, at Sovereign Health Group, we offer a complete package for detox and rehabilitation from alcohol addiction. Our highly qualified, experienced staff are available 24/7, offering care and support from initial intervention, through the detox phase and on into ongoing successful recovery. Our programs are affordable and are at the cutting edge of alcohol abuse treatment.

We combine traditional treatment methods with holistic alternatives to ensure our clients achieve long-term sobriety and a successful re-integration into society. Our program succeeds, where others fail!

For a list of some of the treatments we offer, please visit what we offer page

Is this service right for you? Ask yourself these questions to find out:

  • Do you find yourself drinking more and more for the same effect?
  • Do you binge on alcohol at least once a week?
  • Do you sometimes do or say things you might later regret?
  • Are there others in your life who feel that your drinking is an issue even though you may not feel that way?
  • Do you sometimes drink more than you planned?

If at least one of the above is true and you are free of serious physical and psychiatric complications when you stop drinking, then you may qualify for detox.

What you should know about alcohol detox

Alcohol detox is most effective when provided in an alcohol treatment center, or drug rehab center, under the supervision of a doctor. There are several reasons for this. For example, alcohol detox without medical monitoring can be dangerous. Daily alcohol use causes physical dependence. Persons physically dependent on alcohol must drink daily in order to ward off withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms may include seizure, vomiting, hallucinations, high blood pressure and anxiety. Although hallucinations are among the most disturbing of the symptoms of alcohol detox, it is in fact seizures which put people at the greatest risk of injury or death and require admission to drug rehab.

If you're at risk of seizure during alcohol detox, you must be stabilized medically to ensure safety. The risks involved with alcohol detox cannot be understated. Alcohol detox is the only detox which is considered life threatening. Who is at risk of seizure? Generally, persons who drink daily and have done so for a long period of time. The American Society of addiction medication guidelines states that anyone who drinks 16 ounces of 80% proof alcohol or more daily is at risk and must be monitored during alcohol detox.

In alcohol detox, you may be given medication to stabilize vital functions such as blood pressure, as well as medications to relieve physical discomfort. Alcohol detox generally lasts 5-7 days but it is not uncommon for it to last up to 12-14 days in severe cases. Only those who are determined by a doctor to be free of major risks may enter outpatient alcohol detox. Most alcohol abuse treatment professionals recommend admission to drug rehab or alcohol abuse treatment after the completion of alcohol detox.

Alcohol abuse treatment generally lasts at least 28 days, but this can be shortened in some cases. For the most part, experts agree that longer stays are more effective in ensuring long term recovery. When alcoholism is complicated by mental health issues, stays in dual diagnosis centers are recommended.

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