Drug addiction is a very serious problem that afflicts many people around the world. Whatever the reasons for using drugs in the first place, it’s important to stop. Your health, your life and the happiness of your loved ones depend on it.

To serve as a fount of inspiration that absolutely anything (and everything) is possible in life, Bored Panda has compiled this list of the most spectacular, majestic and amazing transformations of people who quit doing heroin, meth, and other drugs. Take a long look at these before & after photos, share them with your friends, and let us know which transformations you feel are the most drastic. Make sure to scroll down and read our interview about drug addiction with a representative from 'Transform'. After you’re done browsing this post, have a look at our previous lists of other stunning before & after transformations of people who quit drugs, as well as what happens to people when they stop drinking alcohol.

#1

I'm A Living Example That Even Though I Went To Hell And Back, There Is Still Hope

I'm A Living Example That Even Though I Went To Hell And Back, There Is Still Hope

I'm 30-years-old. I have been battling addiction since I started steroids when I was 19-years-old. I was in prison for 14 months in the state of Ceara in Brazil. I was raised by a fantastic family and there were no signs of this upcoming battle while growing up. I developed an addiction while competing in bodybuilding. Steriods, amphetamine, and cocaine. Last year I was smoking crack on a daily basis. I was the arrogant know-it-all type and I was quite angry, for what reason, I still don't know. But, the emptiness inside was always there until I went to rehab on 5/27/19. Today, I am 78 days sober. I'm humble, because I set my pride aside and asked for help. It saved my life

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Tina Hugh
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1 year ago

You look great. Amazing transformation. You look like you can turn that 78 days into 78 years. I wish you well.

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Kimberly "Ain't Nobody Got Time For That" Wilkins Overcame Her Drug Addiction

Kimberly "Ain't Nobody Got Time For That" Wilkins Overcame Her Drug Addiction

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

wow what a change...she did have time for that!

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#3

12 Years Free From Active Addiction

12 Years Free From Active Addiction

The picture on the left is me at 22 years old, already in my first methadone clinic. While on a cocktail of that, pills, and whiskey, discovered a windshield with my face. 15 years of alcohol and drugs. In the end, I was homeless, a thief, derelict, degrading myself, not bathing or taking care of simple hygiene. I felt hopeless and would pray to God to die in my sleep every night. To avoid prison, I went to yet another rehab. This time I was so tired I listened. This time I tried the suggestions. I didn't believe any of it would work for me, but I didn't want to use anymore. I found a spark of hope, and eventually recovery. This isn't about willpower, weakness, or bad judgment. This is the disease of addiction. The picture on the right is me today at 45 years old. I own a home, a car, have a family, friends, a great job, and most importantly - peace. I'm proud of the person I am today, and I never thought I'd say that. I didn't think I'd live to see 30. I post this to hopefully give hope to any of my fellow imgurians that struggle with addiction. There IS life on the other side. There IS hope. If a junkie like me can do it, anyone can. I don't do this alone. Support is imperative, and not using dope no matter what happens

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

at 45 you look younger than you did from the picture on the left. great job.

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It’s hard to believe that some of these transformations are real because the changes that giving up drugs have wrought are major. It just goes to show that even drastic changes are possible with the right support, a good dose of willpower and an airtight plan of action.

#4

At The Age Of 18, I Started Injecting Heroin And Meth Into My Body

At The Age Of 18, I Started Injecting Heroin And Meth Into My Body

“Two years later, I was diagnosed with HIV because of my drug use. 

That caused me to go further down the rabbit hole. 

At age 25, on December 12th, I was left in an ally to overdose and die! .... BUT by the grace of God a woman found me and happened to have Narcan. 

On December 17th, I decided to get clean. 

I've now been sober for 17 months and 15 days. 

I am living proof that Narcan is not enabling or a waste of money. 

I am living proof that we do recover.“ 

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Miztre
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1 year ago

How can Narcan be considered as 'enabling'? It is literally a life saving drug!

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
1 year ago

As you will see in the ignorant comments below, some people believe that saving the life of an addict is like condoning drug addiction. They feel that addicts should die painful, lonely deaths as moral punishment for their sins. It's a ridiculous, callous, cruel mindset.

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Mia Cardenas
Community Member
1 year ago

Wishing you the best. Stay strong!

AliJanx
Community Member
1 year ago

Congratulations! Day by day...stay strong. Signed, your fan

Slune
Community Member
1 year ago

Go on, stay positive life is worth it!

Jens Jennings
Community Member
1 year ago

stay strong

Fireflyink
Community Member
1 year ago

Very handsome now. Great job

Vanessa
Community Member
1 year ago

gorgeous! i love his eyes! <3

Just saying
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful eyes!!

Kay Bear
Community Member
1 year ago

What an amazing guy!!!!

B.k
Community Member
1 year ago

Absolutly gorgeous ! and be Proud of who you are and have become , well done !!!

Janine de Boer
Community Member
1 year ago

Good for you!

Carly Cordts
Community Member
1 year ago

Congrats! Im sorry that you had to almost die, but im so glad you made it & decided to walk the long hard road to recovery. Keep fighting!

Alycatstraz
Community Member
10 months ago

You are an inspiration.

Valereee
Community Member
1 year ago

Keep it up cutie!!

TrashPandaru
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1 year ago

Damn! 😍

Tijana Kacarevic
Community Member
1 year ago

You are handsome! :)

Montse F
Community Member
1 year ago

You are so cute, find 10 things in the morning to be grateful for and feel it with all your heart. Keep spirit up you can do it!

Kimberley Faria
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh good for you Honey! You look like you feel good!

Carmen Lamp
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4 months ago

You are living proof humans can be heroes!

JC Müñoz McQueen
Community Member
7 months ago

Congratulations!! Hope you’re still in the right path cutie!!

Felipe Meyer
Community Member
10 months ago

and you are also alifing prove that god did not want you die.

Mrs Kate Emily Martin
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10 months ago

💖

Some Dude
Community Member
10 months ago

Why the heck is he so skinny in the left photo :P

Jan Sisk
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10 months ago

You're beautiful without all that crap...enjoy life 💗💗💗💗💗🤗

Berengaria Adams
Community Member
10 months ago

Lovely eyes, mate

Pamela Mack
Community Member
10 months ago

sooooooooooooooo proud of you !!!!you can do it I did and found life is really worth living .much love brother!!!!

Pamela Mack
Community Member
10 months ago

soooooooooooooooo proud of you!!!!!! you are worth it ..Grab life with both hands and dont let go!!

Becky Willmarth
Community Member
10 months ago

You are beautiful!

Becky Willmarth
Community Member
10 months ago

What a miracle!

Deborah McAllister
Community Member
10 months ago

good for you now preach it out there

Kelly Devine
Community Member
10 months ago

Your life is definitely worth saving! You are offering your story so that there is understanding. No bad people, only bad situations and trauma. Much love and light to you!

Annalee Jones
Community Member
10 months ago

You can do it... look at your shine! People are watching and you are helping so many more like you! Much love!

Yolanda Carcamo
Community Member
10 months ago

My daughter is caught up in this tsunami of drug abuse...she’s 33 and she has 2 kids....one has been taken from her...the 8 year old, my beautiful granddaughter is in her custody... I pray for her... your story gives me hope I will see them again!

Lorelie Wayman
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10 months ago

Good for you! Happy Thanksgiving!

Angella Hollier
Community Member
10 months ago

Thank you for sharing your inspiring story! This could save someone’s life! I’ll be praying for continuing sobriety 💛

Cathy DiFilippo-Kiley
Community Member
10 months ago

Dramatic difference in your appearance. So handsome...keep up the good fight. You got this.

Carrie Sullivan
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10 months ago

We do recover 66 days sober today! Be so proud of u baby and one day at a time.e u got this.

David Knott
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11 months ago

I don't think Narcan is enabling unless it is being used daily by the same person. This is an awesome story of where someone used Narcan and it made a change in this gentleman's life. Great story. WTG

Latisha Jones
Community Member
11 months ago

Never give up!

Kelley Hayes
Community Member
11 months ago

Blessed be. I HAD a friend who od’d at someone’s apartment and they left her lifeless on the floor for three days, until she was found. I’m grateful that did not happen to you.

Jeanette Solbakken
Community Member
11 months ago

Absolutely amazing. You were meant to survive - to be an inspiration to other people. However, surviving is just one thing - overcoming oneself and old habits and addiction is even more inspiring. Wishing you the absolute best for the Future xxx

Dianne Samaniego
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11 months ago

You look great, keep it up!!

Shelley Ridgway
Community Member
11 months ago

Beautiful eyes

Tara Westbrook-Caisse
Community Member
11 months ago

Very proud of you. Keep working your program and always ask for help. Your not alone. Glad you realized you are worth it. 🙏🏻❤️

Christie Ozols
Community Member
11 months ago

Amen!! Great job♥️

Jess Hughes
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11 months ago

🤩 Wow! Incredible transformation! Gorgeous!

Travis Lisa Williams
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11 months ago

You are a Miracle. And you are precious!

Karen Reed
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11 months ago

God bless you keep up the hard awesome work 🙏

Jill Decker
Community Member
11 months ago

This is incredible! Keep moving! You are doing amazing

Stacey Thrun
Community Member
11 months ago

Awesome job

Amber Renae
Community Member
11 months ago

Congratulations.

Christopher Atkins
Community Member
11 months ago

GREAT JOB!

Susan Hailey
Community Member
11 months ago

👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Cynthia Beard
Community Member
11 months ago

Look at the light in those beautiful eyes!

Nicole Day
Community Member
11 months ago

Darn you're very good looking fill of light. Look into food grade h2o2 to rid yourself of the virus

Phyllis Rivenbark Gillentine
Community Member
11 months ago

wow he looked like a walking zombie before. so happy he overcame it!

BEVERLEY Hough
Community Member
11 months ago

Please stay strong, you look amazing xx

Sharon Charlton
Community Member
11 months ago

💕

Chris Tomassoni
Community Member
11 months ago

Good good works. He isn’t done with you

Angela Schoenmakers
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11 months ago

❤️❤️❤️

Eda Rosl
Community Member
11 months ago

You look so handsome. Where do you live?

Judea DeMaris
Community Member
11 months ago

Bruhhh the actual fucking ignorance about narcan...after taking Narcan even once, it increases your chances of overdosing on any opiode by a significant amount. No drug addict is just gonna inject themsleves if they aren't overdosing. It's a fucking BITCH to use the after effects are bordering horrific (it basically causes your body to go from overdosing to the feeling of severe withdrawl in less than a minute) and once you take it you almost have no choice but to straighten out or face the fact that you WILL overdose and die sometime soon if not the next fix you get depending on how much and how often they have to hit you with it. Please get educated.

TrashPandaru
Community Member
11 months ago

Damn. Clean and cute! Would date.

Linda Nelson
Community Member
1 year ago

You look very handsome!!! Good job and keep up the life long battle you can do it!!!

Aneese
Community Member
1 year ago

Keep heading for the stars. Give your positivity back to the community so someone else walking in your shoes can join you in recovery. Pay Karma forward.

Greg Paige
Community Member
1 year ago

Congratulations, you look great keep it up!

Melissa Swaby
Community Member
1 year ago

Narcan only enables someone to survive! So happy u survived that day.. look how bright and beautiful those baby blues are! So much life and hope in them. Congrats! Keep up the good work.. it's paying off and only will continue to do so!

Chrissy Dormeier
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't ever go back, Buddy . . . you're gorgeous!

Sally Hudd
Community Member
1 year ago

Good luck with your journey.

I'm groot
Community Member
1 year ago

Dude, that must have been really hard

JC Müñoz McQueen
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow congratulations!

Mari Bryant
Community Member
1 year ago

Night and day. ❤🥰

Tommy Tongue
Community Member
1 year ago

God Bless. Keep it up! Life really is good

Donald Holder
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow. Sad but inspirational. I hope your HIV is under control. Best wishes.

Jenna McCoy
Community Member
1 year ago

What a wonderful angel who found you and helped you live! Inspiring!

Linda Cherry
Community Member
1 year ago

God bless you.

ACE
Community Member
1 year ago

Your eyes are so bright and clear now.

Imaginer 31415 (Imaginer31415)
Community Member
1 year ago

Keep those gorgeous eyes of yours looking towards the future! We believe in you!

Jonny Chevalier
Community Member
1 year ago

it needed you to believe in you to work. you have an amazing future ahead of you..

Hev Bushnell
Community Member
1 year ago

Gorgeous!!

Jo Jo Timmons
Community Member
1 year ago

I wish you strength, peace and happiness to continue on your path of good health

Barbara Pinkerton
Community Member
1 year ago

Your eyes day it all!

Doris S. Anderson
Community Member
1 year ago

NIVER GIVE UP!

Lea Opitz
Community Member
1 year ago

omg! I am so so happy you made it!!!!! Good good good for you!!!!!

Kerry Ericksson
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful Eyes

Bonny Saxon
Community Member
1 year ago

I have never wanted to reach out and hug someone do much in my life. I hope you find peace and a life full of blessings.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

The Narcan controversy is largely political. Conservative politicians oppose free distribution of Narcan to schools, bars, and high risk individuals because they claim it is enabling -- just as sex ed/contraception/birth control "encourage" people to have sex (as if they won't, anyway). Conservatives often seem not to understand anything that doesn't happen to them. It's a failure of empathy. Thanks to this man for spreading the message that Narcan saved his life so he could recover.

Christina Gude
Community Member
1 year ago

Let's hear it for you...hip hip hooray!! I carry Narcan becuz of a drug pump implant I have for chronic spinal pain. It's only if something malfunctions with the pump (rare) but I also got to thinking that if I ever "happened onto" someone who needs it....there ya go!!

Caroline Lozeau
Community Member
1 year ago

Amazing!

Deena Ekermawi
Community Member
1 year ago

Fantastic! You look great and gorgeous. Well done I’m so happy for you ❤️

Denise Mirto
Community Member
1 year ago

meant to be

Banana
Community Member
1 year ago

What is a Narcan?

TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s a drug that temporarily reverses opioid overdose.

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MJ Biscuit
Community Member
1 year ago

When plenty of addicts, rely on Narcan as a safety net when they fall...as it will.. "always be availiable" for the most part.....thats how it can be seen as an enabling tool.

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#5

My Husband And I Spent The First 15 Years Of Our Marriage In Chaos And Addiction

My Husband And I Spent The First 15 Years Of Our Marriage In Chaos And Addiction

We went our separate paths of recovery and reunited as one force once we became healthy again. We are now 3 1/2 years clean and living life to the fullest! I thank God everyday not only for my recovery but that we were able to beat all odds and do it together

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Hope Floats
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1 year ago (edited)

What stands out in this photo, is not only their appearance, but the total look of happiness and contentment with each other and life now. I've never taken drugs, but I can't applaud them enough for completely changing their whole life.. I wish them both well...

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8 Months Ago I Overdosed And Almost Lost My Life. The Doctor Said He Didn’t Know How I Survived

8 Months Ago I Overdosed And Almost Lost My Life. The Doctor Said He Didn’t Know How I Survived

I was in the ICU for 10 days and my face was partially paralyzed. I got out of the hospital and immediately started using again. Broken and beaten I eventually sought professional help, and after that I moved into a sober living. Today, I am 84 days sober. My face healed and my life has changed in so many ways. The journey hasn’t been perfect, but it definitely has been worth it. Show this picture to your family and friends. This is the end result of drugs. I am one of the lucky ones.

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

Well done! I sincerely hope that you can manage to stay clean. Never believe that you are not an addict anymore, you remain a non-using addict. I wish you a great future.

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Help Guide explains that recovering drug addicts have several ways to deal with their problems, such as going through detoxification to “purge your body of drugs and manage withdrawal symptoms.”

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12 Months Clean Today (27 August)

12 Months Clean Today (27 August)

A prolific thief has turned her life around with the help of a neighbourhood officer after being told she had just 12 months to live. Caroline Best was a heroin and crack cocaine addict and has spent the last 15 years in and out of prison, due to shoplifting to fund her addiction. Only 12 months ago, the 36-year-old was told she had just a year to live. Her addiction had caused her heart to start failing and she was told they would be unable to operate on her until she came off the drugs. PC Stuart Toogood from Erdington neighbourhood police team reached out to Caroline last year to try and turn her life around and ultimately save her life. With PC Toogood’s help, Caroline attended a rehab facility last August and following an intensive programme, she is now living in a dry house and has been clean ever since - celebrating 12 months clean today (27 August). More importantly, Caroline was told she no longer needed a heart operation as her faulty valve had mended itself due to her drastically improved lifestyle.

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Restless
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1 year ago

PC Toogood - He is where he should be, what an apt name for such a great guy!

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#8

2 Years And 6 Months Sober Off Meth And Pills

2 Years And 6 Months Sober Off Meth And Pills

For most of my life I struggled with addiction. Today, I am 2 years and 6 months sober off meth and pills. In recovery I got my driver's license back after 18 years. I am working full time, and next week I start college to become a drug counselor. Recovery is possible

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

You found a purpose, to help others recover. By helping other addicts you will also help people who are getting involved or have their lives touched by the illegal drug trade. Narco business breeds violence. Recreational drug use in the USA translates into death and sorrow in Mexico (feel free to substitute whatever countries) and this is something that SHOULD be a burden on everyone who has ever used illegal drugs.

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#9

Today I’m 6 Months Clean And I Couldn’t Be More Grateful

Today I’m 6 Months Clean And I Couldn’t Be More Grateful

Last November I woke up in the hospital after finding out I had endocarditis from using heroin and meth. The Doctors couldn’t believe I was still holding on. I wasn’t supposed to make it. By the grace of God I was given a second chance. After two months of being in the hospital I got to leave healthy with a new outlook on life. 

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

I wish you will always have the strength to never take another dose! Welcome back to living a life full of nuance.

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Behavioral counseling is also important because it helps addicts understand why they use, and how they can cope with stress and their problems in a less destructive manner. In some cases, medication is a must to help manage withdrawal symptoms, while long-term follow-up prevents people from relapsing, and helps them stay sober.

#10

Happy 13 Years Sober To Me

Happy 13 Years Sober To Me

19 years old. I thought I was the most amazing person. I weighed about 100 pounds. I was a dick. I stole from my friends for drugs. I stole from my family for drugs. I lied. Cheated. Hurt very good people. I had no one left besides my step dad when I quit. No one believed me anymore. It was a very hard time. It's been ten years and I am ready to leave the past, in the past. I am not an ex-addict. I am not in recovery. This fall I will walk up on stage and collect my BS in accountancy. I have accomplished so much from that person I was 13 years ago. I am a whole, strong, and amazing person and I am damn proud of myself

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Carole Reid
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1 year ago

You should be proud. It isn't easy but look at you now!

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#11

What 5 Years Clean From Heroin Looks Like

What 5 Years Clean From Heroin Looks Like

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Michael Naegele
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1 year ago

happy to see

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#12

I've Been Clean For 2 Years And 8 Months

I've Been Clean For 2 Years And 8 Months

It started with pills, mainly percocet when I was 21. I was really sick one day and a friend gave me heroin. I started shooting it at 24. I tried meth for the first time at 25. I was shooting them both in no time. Over the next 3 years I overdosed 8 times. If I wasn't homeless, I was living at a trap house with no electricity or running water with a 61-year-old man who was on disability and sold meth. In and out of jail constantly for possession, identity theft etc. I used needles I found in the bottom of a shopping cart full of trash. I didn't care. I was 100 lbs. I hated myself and I truly wanted to die. I went to prison. I did 15 1/2 months on 18. I got clean. I'm 30-years-old now, I've been clean for 2 years and 8 months, and I have a 6,5-month-old baby girl, and a great fiance. Finally, as I lay here breastfeeding my beautiful baby I can say I love myself and I enjoy life now without heroin or meth

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Carole Reid
Community Member
1 year ago

You look wonderful and that baby is a gem.

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Resources to Recover argues that there are 5 major mental health benefits to giving up drugs and alcohol. These benefits are enhanced mental clarity, reduced risk of mental health issues, increased self-esteem, improved memory and better relationships with family and friends.

#13

Sober 20 Years Next Month

Sober 20 Years Next Month

This is me in dec 1995. This is me in dec 2017. I overcame addiction, homelessness, and a history of incarceration.

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Monday
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1 year ago

You go girl! Great to see the life in your eyes!

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#14

I Am 4 Years Clean From Drugs

I Am 4 Years Clean From Drugs

As Of Today, I Am 4 Years Clean From Drugs. I Have A Career, A House, A Dog, And A Fiancé. It Was A Struggle But It Is Definitely Worth It. Stay Strong!

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The Cute Cat
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1 year ago

Awesome beard. Make me jealous

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#15

The Big One Year

The Big One Year

I was one of those addicts that nobody believed would get clean. It’s beyond me that I am sitting here today, laying out at a pool mind you, with a YEAR! A year without a sip, a hit, a pill, a puff, nothing. Absolutely nothing. To be honest, I didn’t think I could do it, the amount of times I’ve been done or scared out of my mind... but I’ve stayed clean knowing nothing will get better if I picked up. Through the support of so many, my program, and my spiritual practice I am here. The photos show a glimpse of the journey. Of the pain, to the joy I get to experience today. 

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Alice.in.wonderland
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1 year ago

She looks so proud!

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Meanwhile, Guy Counseling writes that stopping using drugs and alcohol leads to having more energy, being able to focus more, improving self-image, as well as the quality of your sleep. In fact, it’s obvious that the benefits of quitting heavily outweigh the cons. It’s enough to take a look at the faces of those who stopped using drugs just to see how big a difference sobriety really makes.

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The Picture On The Left Is When I Overdosed From Shooting Fentanyl. I Had A Heart Attack In An Applebee’s Bathroom

The Picture On The Left Is When I Overdosed From Shooting Fentanyl. I Had A Heart Attack In An Applebee’s Bathroom

I spent six weeks in the hospital after that. Two weeks in a coma, two weeks learning how to walk again, and two weeks in the psych ward because of how suicidal I was. I’m ashamed to admit it, but I still used again after that. One day I just couldn’t take it anymore. I called a friend who I knew was sober and told him I was willing to do ANYTHING. My friend took me through the 12 steps and I changed my life. For anyone out there who is hopeless, look at me. On August 9th I celebrated one year clean

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Hello it Smee
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1 year ago

That was a scary hard rock bottom. Congrats on your one year clean.

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#17

Two Years Sober

Two Years Sober

My Mugshot From Two Years Ago Following A Massive Pcp/Benzo Overdose And Before Homelessness And A Trip To Prison. I'm Now Two Years Sober, Living A Wonderful Life And Happier Than I Ever Thought I'd Be!

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Kevin Knaap
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1 year ago

Looks like you made a lot of good changes! :D

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By The Grace Of God... I’ve Made It 4 Years

By The Grace Of God... I’ve Made It 4 Years

My past made me who I am but I’m never looking back. This mugshot was a painful reminder of despair. Anyone struggling, please know it only gets better! Life is a gift don’t waste it!

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Monika Soffronow
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1 year ago

"Life is a gift don’t waste it!"

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Ben Campbell from the ‘Transform’ drug policy foundation based in the United Kingdom told Bored Panda about their take on drug addiction.

When asked what the main reasons that people turn to drugs, Campbell had this to say: “Reasons for people using drugs are vast and complex, however it could be boiled down to people wanting to feel 'good' or to feel 'less bad'. Regardless of why people use drugs, the current system of prohibition makes the risks and harms of using drugs much worse.”

#19

6 Years Clean

6 Years Clean

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Shelli Perez Lorton
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1 year ago

Congratulations!

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#20

7 Months Alcohol And Heroin Free

7 Months Alcohol And Heroin Free

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

There is such a lot of love emanating from that smile! Wonderful picture.

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#21

The Mug Shot Was My Lowest Point; Living On The Streets Using Heroin And Meth Daily

The Mug Shot Was My Lowest Point; Living On The Streets Using Heroin And Meth Daily

It was on May 3, 2018 that I was arrested and pulled out of my addiction. Recovery not only feels good, but looks good

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DA NORTHWEST
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1 year ago

Wow

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“Our current laws have failed to reduce drug use, and have actually led to record number of drug-related deaths, and leaves many more at risk of great harm. The best way to reduce the potential harm from drug use is to legalize and regulate drugs,” Campbell gave ‘Transform’s’ opinion on the matter. “Legal regulation means controlled, not increased, availability, with tight controls on what can be sold, where it can be sold, and to whom. This also vastly reduces drug-related harms. Under prohibition, there are no such controls.”

#22

Today, I Have 61 Days Free From All Mood And Mind Altering Substances

Today, I Have 61 Days Free From All Mood And Mind Altering Substances

I’m 28 years old and I have struggled with my addiction from a pretty early age. I seemed to enjoy the effects produced by adderall at the age of 8-years-old, which would only progress to a very dark meth and heroin addiction in my later years. I’ve been hospitalized countless times, been to jail, and lived in hell - literally. I COULD NOT STOP chasing dope for one hour, let alone entertain the thought of going to a detox program. I dragged my family and everyone I loved down with me. Today, I have 61 days free from all mood and mind altering substances. I can finally see a light at the end of my madness with the help of a sponsor and meetings. My record is in the process of being expunged and I’ve started Hep C treatment as a result of that way of life. I’m so grateful and hope this will help anyone still struggling

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aussie snowdropper
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1 year ago

keep going !!!

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Also Clean Off Heroin, 18 Months

Also Clean Off Heroin, 18 Months

The most important things to me are having sober people around me as support, the 12 step program and a higher power. Those 3 things have been my key to success.

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Shelli Perez Lorton
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1 year ago

Look at you now. AWESOME

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He Was Drug Addicted And Found Sobriety In 2011. Now He’s Has Founded This Nonprofit Which Seeks To Help People That Are Just Like He Was

He Was Drug Addicted And Found Sobriety In 2011. Now He’s Has Founded This Nonprofit Which Seeks To Help People That Are Just Like He Was

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Kayla Albert
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1 year ago

That's amazing!

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“Other countries such as Portugal have had enormous success at reducing drug-related harms by treating it as a health issue by decriminalizing people who use drugs,” he added. “The UK desperately needs to decriminalize people who use drugs and regulation of the drug market if we want to reverse record levels of drug-related deaths and drug-related harms.”

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Been A Long Road To Recovery, In More Ways Than One. But! 4 Years Clean From Meth

Been A Long Road To Recovery, In More Ways Than One. But! 4 Years Clean From Meth

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aussie snowdropper
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1 year ago

well done

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#26

I Have Been In Recovery For A Year And A Half

I Have Been In Recovery For A Year And A Half

This was what I looked like, daily, for years. This is what my husband dealt with. This is what my little girls walked in on. This is what my family and friends saw, on the rare occasions I left the house. I was SICK. I was DYING. I was so far gone I thought I could NEVER recover. I was so lost I couldn't imagine a life without using. I just wanted to die. I didn't realize I was hardly alive

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Hello it Smee
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1 year ago

She look like she dead in the picture on the left.

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#27

5 Years Clean From Drugs

5 Years Clean From Drugs

My wife and I when we were in active addiction, vs. Us in april 2017. We now both have over five years clean from drugs and alcohol and we have a 3 year old girl. Life has been challenging but compared to our old lives, we are quite literally living a dream

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Ale_Vidal23
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1 year ago

at first i thought it was a gender Transformation, until i scrolled down

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#28

Today I Have 1 Year Clean And Sober

Today I Have 1 Year Clean And Sober

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Shelli Perez Lorton
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1 year ago

Well done. God is good!

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#29

Things Could Have Worked Out Differently For Me

Things Could Have Worked Out Differently For Me

At the age of 28 I was arrested for 15 felonies and faced 5 years in prison. This mug shot is a reminder of how quickly my life could spiral out of control if I decide to pick up drugs again. My sobriety date is November 19, 2013 and it’s the most important date in the world to me. In recovery I learned how to love myself and how to love other people. Today I work as a substance abuse counselor and it’s the most rewarding job in the world. I am forever grateful for another chance at life. The picture on the right is who I am today. A person who worked very hard to get where they are. I am worth it. We are all worth it

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Taffy Lindley
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1 year ago

You are gorgeous.... Love your Face.... and your Spirit

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#30

1.5 Years Sober

1.5 Years Sober

I Am 1.5 Years Sober From Meth And Have Never Felt More Fulfilled And Happier In Life. I Found Myself After Having Lost Myself For So Long

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Aria Whitaker
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1 year ago

So lovely! Good for you!

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#31

Inspiring Maddi. Well Done

Inspiring Maddi. Well Done

During addiction vs being sober.

1 year 2 months and 25 days clean!

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DA NORTHWEST
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1 year ago

Wow

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#32

Heroin And Meth

Heroin And Meth

My Main Drugs Were Heroin And Meth. I Got Arrested One Night In September 2012 And That Night My World Came Crashing Down While At The Same Time Opening Up. I Fell To My Knees That Night Alone And Broken And In That Time A Peace And Truth Rushed Into My Life That Gave Me A Path To Find Sobriety For Good A Few Months Later.

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

its scary that you have to break down and be at your lowest to make a change. I hope you stay in a good path.

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#33

An Update On My Recovery From Meth. 5 Years Today!

An Update On My Recovery From Meth. 5 Years Today!

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Shelli Perez Lorton
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1 year ago

That smile!

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#34

We Do Recover

We Do Recover

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Silverfish_13
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1 year ago

She does look incredible in the after pic... and I'm not trying to take anything away from the journey or triumph, but you can see the filter.

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#35

I Spent The Last 4 Years In And Out Of Rehabs, Detox Centers, Halfway Houses, And Jail

I Spent The Last 4 Years In And Out Of Rehabs, Detox Centers, Halfway Houses, And Jail

My Name is Alana. My clean date is 04/05/18. I spent over 10 years in active addiction. I spent the last 4 years in and out of rehabs, detox centers, halfway houses, and jail. I lost two marriages due to my addiction. I ruined all of my relationships. I ended up losing my children. I lost my home and all my material possessions. Everything I loved or valued meant nothing when it was a choice between them or the drugs. I ended up homeless with a needle in my arm and not a penny to my name - doing whatever it took to get one more. I was looking at time in prison and still couldn’t stop using heroin and meth. I got sepsis and almost died, then got high the next day. I was hopeless and just wished I would die. 16 months ago, I checked myself into rehab for the forth time. I was tired, hungry, and had no place to go. Nobody wanted me around. I reached out for help. Life can be so beautiful. Today I am a mother. I have a job that can count on me to show up. I am sober and I am never looking back

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aussie snowdropper
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1 year ago

ohh my god your gorgeous

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#36

22 Months Clean From Meth And Xanax And All Other Drugs I Was Prisoner To

22 Months Clean From Meth And Xanax And All Other Drugs I Was Prisoner To

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Monika Soffronow
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1 year ago

Enjoy being FREE!

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#37

I Got Clean On May 10th, 2018

 I Got Clean On May 10th, 2018

I spent 22 years abusing drugs, alcohol & most of all myself. I overdosed on heroin and on crack several times. I finally had enough of chasing a high that never got me high enough or lasted long enough. I realize now I was running from myself and my emotions all along. I got clean on may 10th, 2018. Because of my higher power and na I am alive, healthy and full of gratitude and hope today

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Shelli Perez Lorton
Community Member
1 year ago

You keep thriving. You got this!!

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