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Former Meth-Addicted Couple Go Viral After Sharing Before-And-After Photos

Former Meth-Addicted Couple Go Viral After Sharing Before-And-After Photos

A couple have shared their before-and-after photos following their battle with meth addiction.

Brent Walker, 30, and wife Ashley, 32, from Tennessee, USA, have been married for three years and managed to completely kick their drug habits back in December 2016.

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The pair have shared photos of themselves while in the grips of meth addiction as well as recent pictures and have quickly gone viral with social media users praising them for managing to overcome their drug problems.

Brent Walker and wife Ashley while they were addicted to meth. Credit: Caters
Brent Walker and wife Ashley while they were addicted to meth. Credit: Caters

In the older shot, taken in November 2016, the pair look gaunt, dazed and are barely recognisable as the same people in the photos taken in July 2019.

Since posting, the photos have been shared more than 140,000 times with dozens of self-proclaimed addicts getting in touch to say the pictures have inspired them to try and break their own addictions.

Brent said: "I have had a lot of people message me saying that our story inspired them to check into an inpatient rehab to get help.

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"I am overwhelmed, it's just a huge blessing knowing that out story has helped someone get sober and hopefully share their testimony one day and help another also."

The pair have been clean for almost three years. Credit: Caters
The pair have been clean for almost three years. Credit: Caters

Brent and Ashely were around 20 when they began injecting methamphetamine, and they met a few years later in 2012 when Brent started to sell drugs to Ashley.

Their relationship wasn't exactly a fairytale and Brent spent two years in prison; however, in 2016 the couple made the decision to get clean and on 31 January 2017 got married.

"While we were hooked on meth it was impossible for us to have a stable relationship," Brent added.

"We saw each other from time to time but I felt like I wanted to be independent, to hang out and sleep with whoever I wanted to.

"After I got out of prison, we decided that we would quit together, and it worked.

"I had tried many times to quit on my own and always failed.

"But with Ashley we help each other, if I have a bad moment she helps me calm down and get the thought of the drug out of my mind.

Since sharing their photos, other addicts have got in touch to say they are inspired by the couple. Credit: Caters
Since sharing their photos, other addicts have got in touch to say they are inspired by the couple. Credit: Caters

"We still experience cravings, but after the first year of being clean everything gets easier.

"I have even managed to quit smoking which I had been doing since I was nine.

"We also have a lot less paranoia and a lot less arguments, we are closer to our friends and we are just enjoying life a lot more."

Well done, guys.

Featured Image Credit: Caters

Topics: Community, Viral, Inspirational, Drugs, US

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]

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