LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sovereign Health Group is proud to present its newest program; Sovereign Academy. Sovereign Academy is educational component that is integrated into our extended care programming for dual diagnosis, addiction, mental Health, and eating disorder residential treatments. Sovereign Academy is a new program designed to provide a valuable academic service and support to those who need an extra academic boost in recovery. Participants will be required to have completed at least 30 days of primary treatment either at Sovereign Health's primary program or at another treatment facility prior to being eligible to enter the Academy. Sovereign Academy will be available to dual diagnosis, addiction, mental health and/or eating disorder clients. Sovereign Academy offers four different educational track options to choose from, including attendance of university coursework at University of California, Irvine open access program, CAADAC (Drug & Alcohol Counseling Coursework), High School Diploma, or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.). In the University of California, Irvine program, clients can take advantage of over 5,000 UCI undergraduate and graduate courses without formal admission to the university. Students will enroll in Access UCI, administered through UC Irvine Extension, with up to 2 classes per semester. These courses carry university credit, may count toward a degree, and are taught by distinguished faculty from the University of California system. For the CAADAC program, clients will take courses to become certified as drug and alcohol counselor. The CAADAC program will include an educational and practicum component, allowing students to get an academic understanding of what it means to counsel those with addiction and then put that understanding to use in the field. This introduction will plot a course for the student, providing direction so that he or she can proceed towards a CAADAC certification. In the High School Diploma or the GED tracks, students will take courses towards attaining their High School Diploma or GED regardless of their state of origin. Students will study their way towards an exam for these awards under the guidance of Sovereign academic counselors. All clients who are attending Sovereign Academy will have access to a variety of features including; housing, food and transportation, personalized case management, transcript evaluation, course scheduling and academic monitoring and support, administration of the career assessment inventory and career guidance, daily group therapy sessions, 12-step meetings or other support groups, life skill and study skill groups, medication management, are among the many offerings of the program. Sovereign academic counselors will be available to help clients every step of the way in order to ensure that they are both academically successful and successful in their recovery.