8 Amazing Transformations Of Former Drug Addicts That Will Blow Your Mind

January 23, 2018 lil teryan 0 Comments


#1

Dejah Hall shared photos of her transformation on Facebook. This a 26-year-old mother and student from Glendale, Arizona, has something to celebrate: she was free from drugs for four years!


"Today marks 4 years clean from heroin and meth," Dejah wrote in the caption. The left photo was taken on the day she was arrested on felony warrants. It led to a 2-year stint in prison, which set her on the way to sobriety. Now, she's aiming to complete a BA and become a prison minister to help others.


#2

Alyssa Gaudinier started having problems with addiction when she was just 10 years old: she had found her parent's alcohol stash. She was using molly, ecstasy, meth and heroin by the time she was 14.


"My own family didn't even know who I was anymore. I didn't even know who I was anymore," Alyssa wrote. Her first stint in rehab ended in a relapse. The second worked, though, and she has been clean for over a year now. The 20-year-old now works as a daycare teacher.


#3

The sister of Reddit user Wormguy666 allowed him to share her before and after photos. She was a former meth addict who wanted to share the transformation with others so that the people could see "the effects of what meth can do to you and hope to inspire some people who are in addiction or in the process of recovery."


"I didn't even realize how disgusting I looked while I was using until after I got clean and realized how awful I looked. I'm 5'4 feet tall and was 110 lbs in the first picture and now I'm at a healthy weight of 130 lbs and proud of it," she wrote.


#4

Graham MacIndoe had been addicted to cocaine for a while but then he moved to New York City, where started using heroin. His addiction tore a rift between him and the people he loved. Graham became extremely lonely. However, he spent four months in immigration detention and some more time in a rehab program, which set this Scottish photographer back on his path.


As a photographer, Graham documented his self-destructive behavior in photos. Several years after quitting drugs, he turned his story in picture into an art display at the National Galleries of Scotland.


#5

Brooke is bilderbackbrooke on Instagram. She uses her account to show the world how a drug addict can get back to the straight and narrow, even if they have to try a lot. Specifically, Brooke went through 12 attempts to shake of her heroin and meth addiction. She was 8 months sober at the time the picture was taken - the longest streak she had had without drugs.


#6

Imgur user jermwithaj had decided to sober up over a year ago. By that point, he had been a heroin and meth user for about 9 years.


"Today, my life is different. And that's all I could really hope for towards the end. Not a better life, because I didn't feel like anything was ever going to get better... but just something different," he wrote.


"This is what 6 months of hard work and commitment looks like for me. I can finally know what happiness and serenity feel like. I get to help others as well as tell my story and share my solution. In doing that, I'm able to turn all of the negative from before into positive now. If you are struggling, please ask someone for help and dig deep down with everything you have to find the willingness to change. It's worth it, I promise you."

#7

Courtney had battled a very serious heroin addiction – and succeeded. This 24-year-old mother opened up about her fight in Reddit post last September.

"I have finally gotten to a point where it all seems like it was a bad dream. It's taken a lot of hard work and a lot of discipline," she wrote, 826 days sober at that time.


"The picture on the right is a whole different person completely. That's a person who loves herself. I've grown out my hair, stopped picking myself until I draw blood, and while I'm not as thin as I'd like, I'm healthy! Also that is a girl celebrating her anniversary with her significant other who saw her when she was at her worst and trying to better herself."

#8

Andi Peterson started using drugs at the age of 16. She became addicted to opiates at the tender age of 18 after a doctor prescribed Percocet following her emergency C-section. While the drug made her "feel good," it also got her jailed and the custody of her son taken away. It took her four years to win over her addiction.



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