A recovering drug addict has shared shocking photos showing the devastating effects of heroin.
Melissa Le Matos who shared photos which shows her slumped against her bathroom wall, describes herself a ‘dead girl’.
Another photo shows her passed out covered in sores and abscesses as she grips a bowl of untouched crisps.
“This is extremely hard for me in so many ways. However, too many people are dying,” Melissa wrote on July 14 . “I have friends who need to see this. It goes beyond what my words can accomplish. This is by far, the most raw thing I have shared with the world. Please read. Please share.”
“This was what I looked like, daily, for years,” she wrote. “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. I was so far gone I thought I could NEVER recover. I was so lost I couldn’t imagine a life without using.”
“If you are currently in active addiction, this is my plea to you. Look at these pictures. Images of a dead girl.
“A girl who would spend every cent on dope and forget she had kids to feed and take care of. A girl who lost every single thing she ever had.”