– A mom who has publicly admitted she was addicted to using heroin daily has spoken out about her recovery
– She decided to completely changed her life because of her lovely daughter
– Woman posted her before-after photos after 826 days of being sober
"On June 11 2014 I went to jail for 36 days on a contempt charge," she wrote.
The woman explains how personal reasons, such as her daughter going to live with her mother, gave her the strength to change her life around.
Taking matters into her own hands, after several failed attempts at getting herself sober, she announced her addiction to the judge in charge of her daughter's guardianship case in a plea for support.
That’s what she wrote about it:
"He found me in contempt of court and put me in the county jail until he could find me a bed in a rehab. From there I went to the best rehab in my state.
"Recovery has been an uphill battle but now I am at a point where it all just feels like a bad dream. There are people in my life who don't know about this of me and will probably see this. I knew that when I posted it. I felt the need to share it so openly because when I found my mugshot I felt so bad for that girl.
"I wanted to hug her and tell her it will get better. I then realized that girl is still out there somewhere. She isn't me anymore though. There are other addicts out there who are in the same circle of hell that I was in in that mug shot.
"So even if one of those people see this and get their shit together, then it was worth it.”
You can read the whole tread here where others users even started to share stories about their own addictions.