Before and after: 20 photos of people who decided to stop using drugs

Addiction is a very serious problem that annually kills thousands of lives. But those who manage to escape death, suffering from the terrible consequences associated with drug use. Health problems, mental impairment, drastic changes in appearance... this is only a small part of what will soon have to face the man, hooked on the dose.

But now we want to talk about people who have managed to overcome addiction and are now relieved to remember the days spent "stoned". How has former addicts after decided to stop, find in our material.

Before and after: 20 photos of people who decided to stop using drugs

Before and after: 20 photos of people who decided to stop using drugs

They say that former drug addicts do not exist, but this girl here for 13 years proves the opposite. The photo on the left she is only 19, and by the time she was an active drug addict, drank, smoked and stole.

Before and after: 20 photos of people who decided to stop using drugs

Caroline best a long time was using crack and heroin and spent 15 years in prison because of numerous thefts. But a year ago, 36-year-old American said that her life hangs in the balance because of serious heart problems. The doctors said that Caroline is in need of immediate surgery, but operating on the girl, while she uses, they could not.

Then the American took an intensive treatment program in a rehabilitation center. August 27 marks exactly a year since the girl refused from drugs. But the amazing thing is that its a faulty valve on a heart he has recovered from the drastic change of lifestyle! Caroline no longer needs the surgery and feels much better!

Before and after: 20 photos of people who decided to stop using drugs

26-year-old Dey Hall from Arizona, started using drugs when friends during a barbecue once asked her to "try" some sort of laughing matter. But this harmless fun turned to girls serious health problems, because since then, DEA strung out on methadone and later heroin.

Now American 4 years sober.

Before and after: 20 photos of people who decided to stop using drugs

Brooke admitted that they had tried to quit about 12 times, but always broke. She is now totally "clean" for 8 months and is determined to win over drugs.

Before and after: 20 photos of people who decided to stop using drugs

On the left picture the girl is only 22 years old, and she has already got into the methadone clinic. She was addicted to drugs and alcohol for about 15 years. Currently, she's 45 (pictured right) and for 12 years she is sober.

Before and after: 20 photos of people who decided to stop using drugs

The couple had used for 15 years, and their marriage was more like chaos. Once the couple decided to give it up. It was incredibly difficult, but now they are free from drugs for 3 and a half years.

Before and after: 20 photos of people who decided to stop using drugs

The guy's been clean for four years, so it finally came a lovely woman, good job, own house and a dog. Being a drug addict, about the kind of life he could not even dream about.

Before and after: 20 photos of people who decided to stop using drugs

Because of the overdose the man was in the ICU for about 10 days. His face was partially paralyzed, and the doctors were genuinely surprised that he was still alive. But out on the street, the guy went back to the dangerous craze. As a result of another problem, a complete disappointment in life and the desire to end it all.

The guy asked for help from friends and relatives. Now 84 days he is sober and amazed at how much improved his life.

Before and after: 20 photos of people who decided to stop using drugs

No one believed she could. And now celebrates a year without drugs.

Before and after: 20 photos of people who decided to stop using drugs

The photo on the left the girl in the stage of active addiction, 1995. To the right is 2017, she is 44 and for 20 years it is absolutely clean.

Before and after: 20 photos of people who decided to stop using drugs

Another couple, who managed to defeat the addiction. For many years the lovers have actively tried, but did not feel happy. Now for over 5 years they are both sober, are raising 3-year-old daughter and rejoice in new life.

Before and after: 20 photos of people who decided to stop using drugs

The photo on the left the guy is in hospital after suffering a heart attack them as the result of an overdose of fentanyl. Right — a year without "doping".

Before and after: 20 photos of people who decided to stop using drugs

It looks like a girl after 22 months after he decided forever to get off the meth, a xanax, and other drugs, which was in captivity.

Before and after: 20 photos of people who decided to stop using drugs

At age 19 he started taking steroids and amphetamines, and later got hooked on cocaine. Since he began his struggle with addiction. Now he is 30 and he's been clean for 78 days after intensive treatment.

Before and after: 20 photos of people who decided to stop using drugs

With the rejection of drugs has significantly changed not only the figure of a young man, but his life in General. Of course, the better!

Before and after: 20 photos of people who decided to stop using drugs

Like many other addictions, this guy tried a drug very young, but fortunately, soon realized that he had made a huge mistake.

Before and after: 20 photos of people who decided to stop using drugs

Previously, she was smiling when he was drugged up now — because really happy.

Before and after: 20 photos of people who decided to stop using drugs

Six months ago, this girl woke up in the hospital and learned she had endocarditis, which arose against the use of meth and heroin. Even the doctors were surprised that she is still alive.

Two months she spent in the hospital, radically changed their views on life and no longer uses. Every day she thanked God for giving her a second chance.

Before and after: 20 photos of people who decided to stop using drugs

For years, the guy was dependent not only on drugs but also from alcohol. Seven months ago he decided to stop, what is now very happy.

Before and after: 20 photos of people who decided to stop using drugs

At the age of 18 years, this guy started to use heroin and meth, and in 25 barely survived her first overdose. Then he firmly decided to put an end to your former life. Already 17 months and 15 days young people do not use.

And though these stories do confirm that it is possible to stop using drugs, it is important to understand that only a few succeed! Most addicts end their life at a young age, but even those who deal with addiction are unable to avoid terrible consequences from drinking — degeneration of the individual, internal injuries, altered mental status and other things. So the only solution is not to "engage", and "not start"!

Keywords: The appearance of dependence | Change | Treatment | Addiction | Addicts | Drugs | Then and now

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