A former drug addict has shared incredible transformation photos of himself since getting clean and it is truly inspiring…
Drugs are chemicals that affect the body and brain.
The effects that they leave on the body and mind can be long-lasting and completely life-destroying.
According to the Gateway Foundation, more than 7 million people in the US suffer from an illicit drug disorder, and one in 4 deaths result from illicit drug use.
In fact, more deaths, illnesses, and disabilities are associated with drug abuse than any other preventable health condition.
It is no secret that drug addicts have a noticeable change in personality and behavior.
Substance use disorders have effects such as paranoia, aggressiveness, violence, impulsiveness, and a lack of self-control.
People who suffer from drug addictions can begin to slack in both their personal and professional lives, losing friendships, relationships, family members, and even jobs along the way.
There are approximately 600,000 homeless people here in the United States, and The National Coalition for the Homeless found that twenty-six-percent are dependent on harmful substances.
Mark Johnson, a British author who used to be homeless and a drug addict, wrote in his column for The Guardian that giving homeless people food over money is no help at all.
“One woman, who feared that by giving money to a homeless man she was banging another nail in his coffin, recently told me that she had instead given him an apple,” he said.
“I replied that he didn’t need an apple; he almost certainly needed drink or drugs to blot out the reality of living on the streets – which is unhealthy, dangerous, and frightening – as well as to help him forget the reasons he’s there. No one is homeless by choice.”
Many families are unfortunate enough to watch their loved ones decline at the hands of drug abuse and addiction, and despite many efforts, it is sadly found by family and friends that there isn’t much that they can do for severe addicts.
But individuals who have reached out can easily say they have no regrets in making this huge lifestyle change.
Travis, who is from here in America, has recently opened up on social media about his former drug addiction.
And in several photos, Travis is seen looking tired, gaunt, and most importantly – miserable.
He checked himself into rehab, and even though he admitted it was one of the hardest experiences of his life, he has never looked back since.
“I stayed in rehab for over a year and a half because I couldn’t trust myself,” he said.
Once out, he started to use the “I Am Sober” mobile app to track his sobriety, and his health improved in other ways, too.
And he replaced this with fresh foods and just “tones of water.”
He shared on his Twitter page that he has been sober for an amazing 745 days – which is more than 2 years.
Travis decided to post 2 before and after photos to demonstrate his mindblowing transformation.
And he clearly has a very strong support group online.
And he uses social media to coach others who are experiencing addictions and to encourage them to seek help as he did.
And he constantly stresses the fact that it’s okay to feel bad and cry, especially if you’re a man.
And it truly goes to show that no matter your circumstances, addictions can be beaten.
He is “finally alive.”