SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Nov. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sovereign Health, a leading national licensed provider of behavioral health treatment services, announces a new editorial in the Los Angeles Times. The article, " Everything you need to know to choose the right rehab," takes a look at the importance of choosing an addiction treatment program for a loved one. As noted in the editorial, addiction treatment facilities have proliferated in the United States in recent years, driven by dramatic rises in opioid and methamphetamine use. Despite this trend, affordable high-quality programs remain a rarity.
"Partially because of increased regulations and the reliance on HMOs and other forms of managed care, it has become very expensive to operate an inpatient facility," said Nicole Richardson, a licensed counselor in private practice in Austin, Texas. "As a result, facilities have either closed their doors or started to cater to people who can afford to pay for treatment out of pocket." Another consideration for families in search of the right treatment program is cost. As the article points out, although treatment can be expensive, there are excellent facilities available. "Insurance coverage is critical to access to treatment," said Greg McNeil, founder of Cover2Resources, a nonprofit organization in memory of his son who died of a heroin overdose last year. According to McNeil, coverage for addiction treatment has expanded in recent years to provide more options. The quality of treatment is also important. "Treatment has more to do with the expertise and training of the staff than the overall cost. With substance use disorder treatment, cost isn't necessarily a measure of the quality of the program." One quality program that offers a trained medical staff and accepts most private insurance plans is Sovereign Health, a fully accredited San Clemente-based national provider of behavioral health services that operates residential treatment centers for addiction, mental health and dual diagnosis care. Sovereign takes a state-of-the-art, evidence-based and medical approach to treating addiction and dual diagnosis patients. This includes the latest technological advances in the mental health field, such as computerized testing for assessing cognitive function, and transcranial magnetic stimulation, a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. Sovereign's treatment programs are also holistic and comprehensive, including therapeutic activities such as mindfulness meditation and yoga, and encouraging simultaneous 12-step support. To read the full editorial, click here. About Sovereign Health One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been its ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. Patients seek the services of Sovereign to receive treatment for mental health issues, including trauma, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Sovereign also offers treatment for cognitive deficits and eating disorders. For more information, visit www.sovhealth.com. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150814/258633LOGO