Sovereign Health Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, and Mental Health Treatment Programs Philosophy
Sovereign Health specializes in mental health, substance abuse, and dual diagnosis treatment for men and women. The rehab has numerous facilities in California — the Culver City location offers residential treatment for adult men and women. The program utilizes evidence-based treatment modalities combined with a holistic focus for a well-balanced and sustainable recovery. Clients are encouraged to examine and understand how and why their maladaptive behaviors evolved and to set realistic goals for a happy and fulfilling future.
Areas of Specialization
A form of animal therapy, equine therapy involves visiting, working with and sometimes riding horses as a way to create a metaphoric relationship that leads to life-altering insights.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Meet the Staff
Donna J. Hugh, MFT, CIP
Program Director, Los Angeles
Donna J. Hugh, MFT, CIP, is the Program Director at the Sovereign Health facility in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Hugh received her Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Hugh is certified as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and as a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP). She has an extensive history of experience starting with a position at a city health clinic. Ms. Hugh has experience working at UCLA as a Research Assistant with the Drug Abuse Research Center and as a member of the Community Counseling Center at Antioch University. She was also employed at Creative Care, Inc., prior to joining Sovereign Health. In addition to previous experience as a Clinical Director, Ms. Hugh has experience in the field of addiction with many diverse populations, working on the East Coast with homeless individuals, gang members, adolescents, local community hospital’s facilitating emergency psychological services and private practice. She applies all of her education and experience into helping patients recover and continue a better life after treatment.
William “Blake” Prewett
William Prewett is the operations manager as well as the notary public for the Los Angeles facility. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science from Rutgers University. Before joining the Sovereign family, Mr. Prewett was a document control specialist at Replication Medical in Hightstown, New Jersey. - See more at: https://www.sovhealth.com/about/leadership/los-angeles-ca/#sthash.P8y9Odmp.dpuf
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ABOUT SOVEREIGN HEALTH ADDICTION, DUAL DIAGNOSIS, AND MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT PROGRAMS
Sovereign Health Group, which manages a large network of addiction and mental health rehabilitation centers, operates four leading, licensed rehabs in California. At its adult-focused facility in Culver City, located just west of Los Angeles, Sovereign Health provides dual diagnosis and substance abuse treatment through its residential, partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP), and outpatient programs. While medically supervised detoxification is not available on-site, the facility uses several methods, such as nutritionally assisted detox, to help manage detox symptoms.
Other Sovereign Health locations in California include the headquarters in San Clemente, a center for adults in Palm Springs, and a facility for adolescents in Rancho San Diego.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The hallmark of Sovereign Health is its holistic approach to dual diagnosis treatment, which combines evidence-based therapies with alternative options, including meditation, art therapy, yoga, and equine therapy. Treatment is available in a residential, PHP, and IOP basis. As specialized program called Rock to Recovery offers treatment to musicians.
In order to develop a tailored treatment plan, clients undergo an initial assessment that evaluates their family and medical history. Treatment consists of individual therapy, group therapy, and psychoeducational sessions, which address healthy life skills, goal setting, coping mechanisms, and more, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The facility views 12-step programs as important, but not essential, and arranges transportation to local Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings.
Intensive and regular outpatient programs are provided as “step-down” aftercare options. There are also alumni services for patients and families, such as educational workshops and community planned events.
The treatment team includes case managers, licensed social workers, mental health counselors, and masters’ level clinicians. There’s also a master’s level marriage and family therapist and a consulting psychiatrist on staff.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The eight treatment houses are gender-specific residences, some of which focus more on mental health and others on dual diagnosis. At all houses there is 24-hour supervision and support. Residents have access to ping pong tables, badminton equipment, TV time, and game time. Meals are provided, though clients can purchase coffee and snacks. Clients are expected to do shores.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, five alumni provided feedback to Rehabs.com. The reviews were mostly positive.
The facility earned an average of 4.75 out of five stars for its exercise and leisure offerings, family participation, facility cleanliness, and counseling options. It received an average of five out of five stars for its staff's level of experience and training and its connectivity/visitor policy.
On Yelp, the facility earned mixed feedback from nine reviews.  Many of the reviews criticized the staff members and the level of respect demonstrated toward clients.
WHAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY
To date, one loved one provided feedback to Rehabs.com for Sovereign Health. The review was positive.
The loved one gave the facility four out of five stars for its treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, meals and nutrition, holistic offerings, family participation, facility cleanliness, and affordability.
Sovereign Health accepts most private insurances, including marketplace health insurance plans. For those who don’t have insurance, whose insurance is not covered, or who do not wish to use insurance, private pay is available, as are financing options through My Treatment Lender.
Published on September 2017
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