Edward HAlumni Spotlight – Edward H

1. What was your life like before coming into Sovereign Health?

My life was completely out of control. Everything I did centered on alcohol and where my next drink would come from. I would not go anywhere unless they sold alcohol or I could sneak my own. I was constantly depressed about the things I had done in the past and anxious about my dwindling future. I had considered suicide on multiple occasions because I felt that was the only way to end the pain. I did not want to live that way anymore and I didn’t have the power to stop myself from continuing down that path.

 

Alumni-SpotlightAllison B – Alumni Spotlight

1. What was your life like before coming into Sovereign Health?

Before coming to Sovereign Health I was in an abusive relationship, struggling with severe depression, drug and alcohol abuse but, especially, drinking myself to death. It was hard for me to breathe a sober breath and, when I wasn’t drinking, I’d have severe panic attacks, chest pains and would struggle to catch my breath. I didn’t have any peace in my life at all, only despair. I didn’t think my life could or would get any better. I ended up getting arrested after my boyfriend and I got into a fight. I couldn’t go back to where we were living, so I was jumping around from motel to motel, terrified of not knowing where I was going to stay next or how I was going to be able to drink.

 

Lisa-OAlumni Spotlight – Lisa O

1. What was your life like before coming to Sovereign Health?

My life was completely unmanageable. I didn’t know what to do next. I was totally isolated. My work was suffering because all I wanted to do was stay home and drink and take pills. I was very scared of what was going to happen to me and had no hope for the future.

 
 
 

Dustin-LAlumni Spotlight: Dustin L.

1. What was your life like before coming into Sovereign Health?

Life was a daily struggle of worry and misery; trying to juggle bills so I could pay the dealer and still get high! I had lost my vehicle to my addiction and was feeding an isolation of depression. Life was all consuming and literally killing me slowly.

 
 
 

John-TAlumni Spotlight – John T.

1. What was your life like before coming into Sovereign Health?

Before I came to Sovereign my life was in shambles. I was drinking and using every day, barely going to work, my health was really bad and I was isolated because my friends and family didn’t want to have anything to do with me. I didn’t feel like I had a problem. I played football on a professional level for the Baltimore Ravens and I had a lot of pride.