Taking off drugs is one of the hardest things to do. Any drug user can easily confirm just how dangerous it is to be hooked up on those things. That is stories of successful recovery from people who look like what you’d call a lost cause is always inspiring. They fought the strongest urge during the hardest times and here they are, living a beautiful life.
Anyone can do it. Anyone, no matter how hopeless you think you are. As long as you’re alive, you can always muster the courage and strength to do it. These beautiful transformations are truly inspirational.
Emerald was addicted to heroin and meth as she jumps from motels to shelters.
The mother-of-two lost custody of her sons but she is now 21 months free! She got back her boys and could finally say she ‘found peace for the first time’.
Both pictures 613 days apart. One who think death was imminent, the other a whole new man.
Will always be an addict, a grateful one towards people who’ve helped me. I kept relapsing, but I didn’t give up. One day at a time.
She’d been to prison twice with six felonies and multiple county jail arrests.
She’s a proud business owner today and is 5 years clean! She is a happily married woman in a healthy relationship with kids. She mustered her courage to get her story out there, but it helps when she thinks how it will inspire people, telling them they, too, have hope.
Misty Loman who was addicted to meth after losing 3 sons. She also has Lupus, bone cancer and scleroderma, but she WON THE FIGHT.
To her, addiction was hell. She was inspired by others who crawled their way out and only feels better seeing how far she’s become since the first picture.
This man was a crack, heroin, and pill addict for more than 30 years. He’s now 5 years clean.
When I finally asked for help, I knew change was possible.
I cut toxic people out of my life, took the 12-step program and it turned me into a better human being. Grateful for the last 19 years.
She was dying from heart infection and was rejected by hospitals.
But she found the strength to get out of the hole she was in. She found a hospital that was willing to treat her and six months clean now. She was still homeless when she was clean and recently found a shared house with her own little space! “It’s cool to be back to living,” she wrote.
There are days she just wanted to OD and just die.
She wanted to stop letting people down, hurting others as she would steal anything to survive and get high again. Her friends and family have given up on her, She kept relapsing, cops were chasing her. But it was when she found out she was pregnant that she began her one last fight – for her daughter. She’s now more than 2 years clean!
Hadassah was a teen mom did not have a lot of people by her side when she had her son.
After having her son, she did not want to let go of her teenage life. Her friends and family kept reminding her she can’t do that and eventually, she was drugged for a night. She almost overdosed, but her mom never gave up on her.
This is her on meth, homeless, prone to suicidal acts.
Now 75 days clean, she loves herself. She had never felt better and was thankful for the 12-step program that brought her life back. She is also expecting for a baby boy, which only solidifies her motivation to stay clean!
The couple who drugged hard last summer and recovered harder this summer.
Dear mom, thank you for not enabling me.
He was kicked out when he couldn’t give up drugs and his mother never gave him money for it. She would fight and removed him from her life, but never stopped giving up. She’d sent him letters during his treatment, regularly calls him to check on him when nobody else would and never lied to him. Her boy can never be able to show his full gratitude for his mother’s sacrifice and unending love.
Shaun Weiss who starred as Goldberg in ‘Might Ducks’, ex-convict for drugs just a few months ago. Now 200 days sober.
She found him overdosed 2 months into their relationship. She stayed when most would run, never left, and he’s now 5-year sober.
It has been one year since she becomes clean.
She was an IV drug addict for 8 years and OD’ed several times. She lost custody of her kids and wanted to die.
But she went into rehab and after recovering, she earned her custody for her 5 kids back. She now lives in her own house and is helping fellow women in the same struggle!