SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sovereign Health, a national behavioral health system, is proud to announce that Ashish Bhatt, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Sovereign Health, will be a guest panelist at two upcoming conferences organized by Addiction Professional magazine. As a panelist at the conferences, themed, "Driving Community Solutions for the Opioid Crisis," Dr. Bhatt will discuss how treatment professionals can better work together and become effective change agents for educating the public, as well as helping to bring about comprehensive prevention and broad-based treatment strategy.
The opioid crisis has become America's No. 1 public health emergency. Treatment professionals are in a position to influence everyday citizens and policymakers alike, but finding the right avenues can be a challenge. At the same time, treatment professionals can struggle with staying up-to-date on the latest developments in America's prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic.
The first conference will be held on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST at Maggiano's Little Italy in Austin, Texas. To register for the event, click here. The second conference will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST at Maggiano's Little Italy in Boca Raton, Florida. To register for the event, click here.
Key topics of these courses include:
- Understanding recent developments in the opioid crisis and its impact on the local community
- Preparing discussion points to share with the community
- Exploring ways treatment professionals of all types can better work together to ensure a recovery-oriented system of care
Dr. Ashish "Ash" Bhatt, a Triple Board (TB) certified physician, is recognized as one of South Florida's leading psychiatrists and addiction medicine specialists. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both Child and Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry. He is also board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Bhatt completed his fellowship at the University of Miami through Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, where he also served as assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and as chief and medical director of child and adolescent inpatient and emergency crisis services.
About Sovereign Health
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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