Melissa Lee Matos, a recovered addict, is heartbroken over so many people dying daily from drug overdoses. In an attempt to spread awareness, she posted photos of her own life as a meth addict, in hopes that it will open others’ eyes to how dangerous and devastating drugs can be.
“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,” Lee Matos posted on Facebook.
Matos, of West Virginia, shared the photos on July 14, and admitted she never thought she would share such disturbing images of herself. Yet, as a mother and wife, she saw first-hand how drugs were destroying her family.
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Matos has been in recovery for around a year and half, and she hopes that her success story and clean living will inspire others to seek treatment. She figured a good way to show addicts what life was like for her while taking drugs was to show photos of her passed out with scabs covering her face.
“This is 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.”
The post has been shared on Facebook more than 6,000 times.
If you need help with drug addiction, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
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