Ex-heroin addict mum-of-two, 27, shares stunning before-and-after addiction photos as she opens up about recovery
AN INSPIRING woman has turned her life around from being hooked on heroin and crack cocaine with a staggering make-over.
Demi-Nicole Dunlop was addicted to the Class A drugs for two years.
The 27-year-old took them everyday which left her looking gaunt and covered in face scabs.
But she has now been clean for four months after receiving treatment.
Student Demi-Nicole – who is now engaged – showed off her new glamorous look with silky hair and a stunning complexion.
She shared photos of herself during her addiction to give other junkies hope.
Demi-Nicole, of Fochabers, near Elgin, Scotland proudly said: “I’ve now been entirely clean of both crack cocaine and heroin for four months.
“That’s entirely clean. After being an addict for two years, every single day.
“It took me a very long time to feel I’m worthy, I’ve done well and feel proud of how far I’ve come.”
In the emotional Facebook post to her 3,500 friends and followers, she said: “But that’s only because of the incredible support of you all, I’ll forever be grateful for that.”
She added: “The reasoning behind me sharing these graphic photos again of the before, during and after addiction is to now be shared, far and wide.
“If you’re reading this and you’re in mid-addiction and you’re feeling you will never get out of that dark, scary, black, horrible daily cycle of addiction, that black hole, then you can.
“Please please believe me.
“I had a large scale habit and I thought there was never gonna be a light at the end of the tunnel and I found it.
“It wasn’t easy, it wasn’t a walk in the park and it most certainly has been far from pleasant.
“But please be reassured by me, that you can and you will become free of that dark black hole of addiction.
“I know that feeling of thinking it’s impossible, I’m an example of it being possible.
“I was absolutely terrified initially of making my story public as most of you are aware, but I’m very lucky in the aspect of having such great support and positive feedback, and so will you.”
Demi-Nicole – who is currently getting treatment in hospital as part of her continuing treatment – added: “Please feel free – I’ve made this post public – to share my story!
“If this is able to help somebody else and give them the drive and reassurance things can change then I’d be thrilled.”
Commenting on the post one said: “I’ve watched your journey, you're an inspirational woman and beautiful.”
Another added: “You look so happy today Demi, full of positivity.
“Keep a smile on that beautiful face.”
And old school friend said: “You're doing amazing and I can see it in you, you’re ready for this Demi.
“You'll be back to yourself and the same girl I was best mates with in school.”
In other real life news, former addict whose overdose photo went viral shares the story behind the snap.
And one mum was open about her battle with heroin to show others what recovery can look like.
Plus, the shocking before and after photos show the devastating impact of drug addiction.
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