Recovering drug addict shares images of ‘huge progress’: ‘I’m finally alive’
A player and drug addict who is recovering has shared incredible before and after photos after more than a year and a half of sobriety.
On May 13, Travis Robinson tweeted two photos side by side, one showing that he was addicted to opiates and benzodiazepines, and one showing that after 745 days of sobriety, he was full of life.
"LET'S GO !!! Wild, I looked so dead all the time," he wrote. "I'm finally alive."
LET'S GO!!! Wild, I looked so dead the whole damn time. I'm finally alive pic.twitter.com/e3RDa32TIv
- Mayor of Simp City / BLM (@jusalotofpain), May 13, 2020
Robinson's post went viral immediately, receiving almost 850,000 likes and more than 7,000 comments.
"Keep it up, man !!!" One person tweeted in response. "You are making great strides."
"This is absolutely amazing," wrote another. “You can see it not only in the skin, but also the difference in your eyes. Congratulations, dude. "
"As a former addict who has been clean and sober for 13 years, I have to say THAT'S AMAZING!" a third tweeted. "So happy for you! Choose life. "
The photos were also shared on Reddit, where Robinson revealed that he was using a mobile app called I Am Sober to track his progress. When asked by another Reddit user how difficult it was to quit drugs, the player admitted that he had spent a year and a half in rehab because he didn't trust himself.
According to the Foundations Recovery Network, drug addiction can seriously affect your complexion and cause long-term health problems. Some signs include flaky skin, rashes, acne, uneven skin tone, and chapped lips. The recovery from drug abuse and the return to normal life, according to the American Addiction Centers, depend on the duration of the drug, the type of drug and the willingness of the user to seek help.
If you felt inspired by this story, you may want to read the tips that experts have given on how recovery from alcoholism through sobriety during quarantine can work.
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