Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Powerful Before/After Photos Of Women Who QUIT Drugs.

On November 2016, the U.S. Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, released his report "Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health." He stressed his concern for the growing epidemic plaguing the country. He not only highlighted the negative financial impact this puts in the economy but also how as a society we need to shift our views towards addiction.

"We have to recognize (addiction) isn't evidence of a character flaw or a moral failing," the surgeon general said. "It’s a chronic disease of the brain that deserves the same compassion that any other chronic illness does, like diabetes or heart disease." In a 2012 report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that one American dies every 19 minutes from opioid or heroin overdose.

"I’ve just understood that addiction really touches everyone’s life," Murthy explained. "It’s a disease that doesn’t discriminate, and it’s one that’s taking an extraordinary toll on our communities across the country."

Dejah Hall was a heroin and methamphetamine addict. She admits she saw herself as a little girl who was trying to fill herself with any substance she could find.

However, it was when she saw her 91-year-old grandfather on his birthday that she knew her life was out of control. "My grandfather told me I was hurting him and that broke my heart. I loved him very much. He was like a father to me," she explains. "After he said those words, I went into the bathroom. I looked in the mirror and really saw who I had become."

Dejah Hall was a heroin and methamphetamine addict. She admits she saw herself as a little girl who was trying to fill herself with any substance she could find.

Dejah Hall / Facebook

Shortly after leaving his house that night, she was arrested for drug possession and sentenced to two years in prison. Hall quit drugs cold turkey. She says "everyday I thank God that I am not where I once was! Sobriety is Possible."

The 26-year-old is now the mother to a beautiful 18-month-old baby, she is going to school to complete her bachelor's degree to become a prison minister, and she is clean. "I was a terrible IV user and like most, progressively got worse," wrote on Facebook. "I was arrested 12-6-12, and coincidentally the day I finally surrendered to God!"

Shortly after leaving his house that night, she was arrested for drug possession and sentenced to two years in prison. Hall quit drugs cold turkey. She says "everyday I thank God that I am not where I once was! Sobriety is Possible."

Dejah Hall / Facebook

A man shared a photo of his sister who has been meth free for 90 days.

In just three months, her body and face look healthy. He wrote "Just know there IS a light at the end of the tunnel."

A man shared a photo of his sister who has been meth free for 90 days.

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This woman was 19 years old when the photo was snapped. She was also addicted to meth.

"I thought I was the most amazing person. I weighed about 100 pounds. I was a d**k. 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," she shared.

This woman was 19 years old when the photo was snapped. She was also addicted to meth.

LostWingnut / Imgur

Now 32 years old, she has been clean for 10 years she wrote on Imgur.

She is healthy and happy.

Now 32 years old, she has been clean for 10 years she wrote on Imgur.

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