Imgur user LostWingnut got quite the reaction when she posted some unusual before and after photos on the photo sharing site.
Instead of the typical weight loss photos, LostWignut posted a photo of herself while she was 19 years old and at what she called the peak of her crystal meth addiction.
“I was 110 pounds and 5'9". I was a thief, a horrible friend, stole from my family lied and cheated,” she wrote.
“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.” After getting clean she traveled the country and adopted a dog, which she credits with saving her life.
LostWingnut also posted a photo of herself now, at the age of 30, along with her daughter. “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 what ever you are dealing with... that there is hope. Life goes onwards and upwards if you have the (courage) to stand up and try it.”
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 3 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 25 have reported using methamphetamine at some point during their life.
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