Everybody know that Heroin is not good and heroin also takes its toll. Heroin can drastically changes your appearance aside from extreme affecting your body health and mental state. You need to know by consuming this drug, you can become unrecognizable to the person you once were.
It’s a difficult task to resist your addiction to the drug in the attempt to get clean. It might also hard to open up your experience to others, but not for this woman who brave enough to share her story.
On Reddit, the woman known only by her username DisregardThisOrDont posted a side-by-side comparison of herself before and after quitting the drug. She previously uploaded a mugshot, but decided that it was unfair to pick a photo as unfavorable as that:
“This time I wanted to share a “candid” photo of me getting pizza with my mom while going through withdrawal [sic], and a recent pic of my celebrating my anniversary with my significant other.”
“1000 days free of heroin” is the title she wrote on the post, shows an extremely different in her appearance. The picture has amassed over 5000 comments from those inspired by her story or going through a similar struggle with drugs.
She also explains how her recovery story in more detail. Her “1000 days” is actually more than that, as she is not counting the drug-free days she spent unable to access any heroin. She refers to the 36 days she spent in rehab and jail as “cheat days”, so has made her anniversary about her personal choices.
She also gives a message to those who are still going through the withdrawal process or are still addicted:
“Please let us help you. We can’t help you until you ask. Getting help is fucking terrifying. But dead or living the rest of your life in jail is fucking terrifying too. We love you. The help you get won’t always be exactly as you imagine. But in the end, we want you better. We love you. We want to help. Ask us for help.”
Some Reddit user replied to the post to say:
“Nice! I get what you mean about celebrating the day you chose to quit. The girl on the left looks so sad and lost, so glad she found her way!”
Then DisregardThisOrDont responded to the friendly comment:
“Thank you kind internet stranger-friend! I’m glad you understand! And rest assured, while she’s still carving her path, she’s certainly found her way! :)”
Next, she also added further details to her story, including how she had to deal with a drug-addicted loved one before she went through it herself.
“I had to have a few hard slaps to the face to realize my happiness and my future was in my own hands,” DisregardThisOrDont explained,
“Tough love is what it takes … Just don’t blame yourself for your loved one’s disease”.