Former Addict Receives Widespread Support After Sharing Side-By-Side Photos of Her Overdose

This is what it looks like to OD—and afterwards select to get purify and sober.

A drug overdose plant strapped to a sanatorium bed is not a flattering sight. But there’s a certain side to a sanatorium overdose photo Reddit user sturgio_garcia posted on Friday.

She interconnected it subsequent to an picture of herself months later, after she got clean. Redditors responded with a outrageous common thumbs up, and a absolute corresponding photos garnered thousands of upvotes and comments.

“Left is me in a ICU from an overdose,” sturgio_garcia wrote. “Decided we was ill and sleepy of being ill and sleepy and am 6 months purify and solemn today.”

Within 3 days, a post perceived some-more than 119,000 upvotes and racked up just over 4,000 comments. Many were from other former addicts as good as medical professionals, all congratulating her and enlivening her to stay clean.

As a Paramedic it’s overwhelming to see someone indeed get clean…wish it happened some-more often…keep during it,” wrote one commenter. “63 days 16 mins 33 seconds here. Not that I’m counting. Congratulations on your half year. Stay strong. we won’t use with we today.”

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When one chairman inquired who took a print on a left, sturgio_garcia replied, “My father did. When we asked him to send it to me currently he pronounced that print creates him so unhappy though so happy that I’m not that chairman anymore. we hatred what we put my family through.”

The thread also became a welcoming place where Redditors encouraged other recuperating addicts, enlivening them to stay strong. “I’m going to review these comments each day we feel a craving,” one respondent wrote. “I am BEAMING right now.”

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