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Woman Shares Before And After Photos That Show Dramatic Effects Of Heroin


Melissa Le Matos has been struggling with a heroin addiction for years now. After being in rehabilitation for a year and a half, she is doing something pretty amazing to help others who struggle with the same drug.


She speaks of how she wanted to die, her depressive episodes, and how she would spend all her time in self-inducted comas from heroin. Matos even shared pictures of herself at rock bottom to show everyone how far she has come.  In the post, she wrote: “Too many people are dying. I have friends who need to see this.”

Her post continues on with:

“This was what I looked like, daily, for years. This is what my husband dealt with. This is what my little girls walked in on. This is what my family and friends saw, on the rare occasions I left the house. I was SICK. I was DYING. I was so far gone I thought I could NEVER recover. I was so lost I couldn’t imagine a life without using. I just wanted to die. I didn’t realize I was hardly alive.”

Matos goes on to describe herself as:

“A girl who would spend every cent on dope and forget she had kids to feed and take care of.” She says that she felt like she lost every single thing she had and that she would never find a way out. “Until [I] did,” she concludes.


Source:Facebook / Melissa Lee Matos

Now Melissa works with a charity dedicated to helping heroin addicts recover and hopes that others will learn from her story. It takes hard work and courage but she believes that everyone can get clean even if they never thought they could.


Source:Facebook / Melissa Lee Matos

“It goes beyond what my words can accomplish. This is by far, the rawest thing I have shared with the world,” Matos wrote before pleading with other addicts. “If you are reading this and are going through the same pain I did, I am begging you to reach out. I died more than once. I have now found life. I promise you, there is HOPE. There is recovery. There is freedom and serenity and you are worthy of it.”

She ended the post saying that she is a recovered addict and hopes that people will share their darkness with her, so she can help them.

“You do not have to suffer any longer. You are not alone. Just reach out your hand, I’m right here.”


Source:Facebook / Melissa Lee Matos

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