This Is What It Looks Like When You’ve Been Clean From Heroin For 826 Days And The Transformation Is SHOCKING

You see the girl in the above photo? She’s 24. At BEST she looks like she’s in her 30’s, or at the very least has a physically demanding job that clogs her pores to the point of no return. Known as DisregardThisOrDont on Reddit, DTOD posted the above photo to the r/pics subreddit to showcase how sobriety can reverse the effects of drug abuse.

“On June 11th 2014 I went to jail for 36 days on a contempt charge,” she explains. “Without delving too deep I’ll just say that I was in a really abusive relationship that led to my daughter going to live with my mother. She is my whole world, so when that happened I fell into a deep depression and leaned to my abusive boyfriend for emotional support. His answer to making me feel better was heroin.”

“After 8 months of daily use and a few half assed attempts at getting clean, I told the judge preceding over the guardianship case of my daughter that I had been using and that I needed help. He found me in contempt of court and put me in the county jail until he could find me a bed in a rehab. From there I went to the best rehab in my state. Recovery has been an uphill battle, but now I am at a point where it all just feels like a bad dream.”

DisregardThisOrDont says she shared her before and after photos because “When I found my mugshot I felt so bad for that girl. I wanted to hug her and tell her it will get better…there are other addicts out there who are in the same circle of hell that I was in in that mug shot. So if one of those people see this and get their shit together, then it was worth it.”

Her after photos are a testament to sobriety, and are nothing short of incredible:

Do whatever drugs you want Bros, but remember to be prepared for any repercussions that may come as a result….aside from going to jail, that is.

[Via Reddit]