When Imgur user LostWingnut shared a few photos on the social media sharing site, thousands of people were shocked to see her atypical before-and-after photos. Instead of showing pictures of weight loss, LostWingut shared her weight gain.
Why? Because when she was just 19-years-old, she was at the peak of her crystal meth addiction. She was super skinny, unhealthy, and very close to her death bed.
“I was 110 pounds and 5’9″. I was a thief, a horrible friend, stole from my family lied and cheated,” she wrote.
But everything changed a few years later.
“When I was 22 I woke up, looked in the mirror and thought this isn’t who I want to be… I walked away and never looked back.”
She struggled to get clean but did it! She traveled the country and adopted a dog – which she credits as being “her hero.”
Although the story of her recovery from her drug addiction is inspiring enough, LostWingnut didn’t stop there. She also shared a picture of herself today at 30 accompanied by her daughter – “8.5 years clean from Crystal Meth.”
“I am about to get my BA as an accountant and I have the most wonderful almost 3 year old,” she wrote. “I (just) want you to know who ever you are and whatever you are dealing with… that there is hope. Life goes onwards and upwards if you have the (courage) to stand up and try it.”
Meth abuse is a widespread problem. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 3 percent of young adults 18-25 report having used meth at some point in their lives.
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