Woman looks like a whole new person after being heroin-free for 1,000 days

Quitting drugs might be difficult, but it will definitely be worth it in the end.

Besides the harmful effects they have on your health, drugs also negatively impact your physical appearance even if you do not realise it at first.

A Redditor recently shared side-to-side pictures, showing her drastic change in looks after quitting heroin for 1,000 days.

She said: "You might not be able to see the difference but I can.

"In the pic with me with blonde hair I was miserable. I had just left my fellow junkie boyfriend and was withdrawing.

"My mom encouraged me to get pizza with her, and she was so excited to see me she snapped that photo. I remember being so shitty to her, even though she was just happy to see her daughter.

"My drug addiction at this point had fully taken over any thought that came through my brain.

"I had cut off all my hair and bleached it to a crisp. I had picked and plucked until my eyebrows were about gone and I had sores the size of dimes.

"I isolated myself and hardly ate (hint at how thin I was). I remember not being able to even look at the pizza and ordering a rather expensive shitty alcoholic beverage because I needed to not feel like shit and what did it matter if my mom was paying.

"The picture on the right is a whole different person completely. That's a person who loves herself.

"I've grown out my hair, stopped picking myself until I draw blood, and while I'm not as thin as I'd like, I'm healthy!

"Also, that is a girl celebrating her anniversary with her significant other who saw her when she was at her worst and trying to better herself."

Netizens have expressed their congratulations and support for the woman, as well as shared their own experiences with quitting drugs.