Woman Shares Photo Of What She Looks Like 1000 Days Clean Of Heroin
This woman shared a snap of her before and after 1000 days clean of heroin and the difference between the two is jaw dropping.
It’s no secret heroin is bad for you on every level and the effect it can have on your health, appearance and your body is completely devastating.
The fact this unnamed Reddit user simply known as DisregardThisOrDont has kept off this hugely addictive drug for 1000 days, is truly impressive and her before and after photos show the true impact the substance abuse had on her.
I’m sharing different photos because my original ones came under a lot of scrutiny because I shared my mugshot (which was extremely unflattering) and a nice, well posed selfie. Which when shown side by side had quite the dramatic effect.
This time I wanted to share a ‘candid’ photo of me getting pizza with my mom while going through withdrawal, and a recent pic of my celebrating my anniversary with my significant other.
I feel as though these two photos show a more accurate representation of where I was and where I am.
Her first picture on the left of when she was going through withdrawal showed her looking strained and gaunt with dark sunken eyes and signs of stress etched into her face.
Okay, so I know I have shared my recovery story before. However, 1000 days is a bench mark for any recovering addict and I want to celebrate.
Now, it’s not been exactly 1000 days since I’ve last quit heroin, but actually a bit more.
Personally I feel as though my 36 days in jail and my time in rehab are ‘cheat days’. So I’m officially celebrating my 1000 days free from heroin on my own regard.
The former heroin user, described her story and battle with her ex-husband who was also a heroin addict and explained how taking control of the situation and seeking help was the only way to move forward.
I’ve been in the position as the family member who would do anything to get the loved one to stop. I stood by my ex-husband through years and rehab after rehab of trying to get him better.
It was only after I found myself in his shoes I realised the only way to get [help] is to ask. Sure, it’s not going to come in pretty wrapping paper with a bow in top, but it will come.
Addicts can only be helped if they are ready to be helped (no matter how help comes).
I sat in jail for a month, then was sent to the best rehab in my state two hours from home and then to a ‘pray your addiction away’ place in my hometown to a homeless shelter to have my true awakening.