A former meth and heroin addict’s Facebook post is going viral after highlighting the disturbing effects drug addiction has by sharing astounding before and after photos on social media.
Dejah Hall, 26 of Glendale, Ariz., shared eye-opening and jaw-dropping images of herself on Facebook to celebrate an amazing four years of being clean from heroin and meth.
“I was a terrible IV user,” she wrote on Facebook. “And like most, progressively got worse.”
Experimenting with prescription pain medication from the tender age of 17, Hall began dabbling with a $240-a-day heroin habit, revealing she was “in love with the high.” By 2012, Hall who had no care for her own life began smoking and injecting crystal meth. Weighing only 95 pounds at the time, she told Us Weekly she had been sleeping in sheds by then.
“My arms were covered in lumps,” she said. “I was just so broken.”
However, Hall’s change of habit and heart came after her beloved grandfather celebrated his 91st birthday. After giving him a hug, Hall says she locked herself in a bathroom and started crying.
“I looked at myself in the mirror and was like, ‘What are you doing to yourself?’ Look at who you’ve become.’ I said, ‘God, I don’t know if you’re real, but if you are, I really need you to save me.’”
Hours after her grandfather’s birthday, Hall was arrested on a felony warrant that sent her to prison for two years. It was in this moment that Hall believed God saved her, sharing, “I think I knew that was His way of saving me.”
Though Hall’s grandfather passed two weeks after his birthday, Hall believes he is looking down at her and smiling at the positive progression she’s made in her life. Four years later, Hall is now majoring in Christian Studies at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona and will be working as a peer support specialist at a rehabilitation and detox center this January.
Speaking to the Indy100, Hall attributed her recovery to her new found faith in Christianity and believes there is a way out of addiction for everyone.
“There is hope for other addicts stuck in active addiction and their current situation doesn’t have to be the end,” she said.
Counting her blessings every day and thanking God for where she no longer is, Hall has turned her life around for the better and is also the mother of a beautiful 18-month-old.
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