Faces of drug addicts before and after: how do banned substances affect appearance

Faces of drug addicts before and after: how do banned substances affect appearance

Categories: North America | Society

The institution for the treatment of drug addicts Better Addiction Care has published depressing mugshots of detained people who are suspected of distributing and using drugs such as cocaine and heroin. The pictures taken several years apart show a terrible difference in the appearance of the detainees — significant weight loss and multiple ulcers on the face and all over the body.

"We decided to publish mugshots of American residents in order for people to imagine what harm prohibited substances cause to the body of a drug addict. Thanks to these photos, you can see how dramatically the appearance of a person who has been using drugs for several years changes."

Faces of drug addicts before and after: how do banned substances affect appearance Source: Daily Mail

In addition to the external manifestation, there are physical symptoms of drug use — a change in appetite, bad teeth, pallor, loss of skin elasticity, accelerated aging, ulcers.

Faces of drug addicts before and after: how do banned substances affect appearance

Faces of drug addicts before and after: how do banned substances affect appearance

Faces of drug addicts before and after: how do banned substances affect appearance

Faces of drug addicts before and after: how do banned substances affect appearanceFaces of drug addicts before and after: how do banned substances affect appearance

Faces of drug addicts before and after: how do banned substances affect appearance

Keywords: Appearance | Harm | Heroin | Before and after | Addiction | Cocaine | Usa | Then and now

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