Having watched Breaking Bad pretty religiously for weeks on end, I like to think I know about the dangers of crystal meth. In fact, I’d like to think that most people out there know that meth is bad for you, regardless of Walter White’s antics.
Sadly though some people are still surprised to find that taking meth fucks you up.
One man on Reddit has been sharing how good he looks since he kicked his meth habit last year. Ryan Harder shared before and after photographs, containing images of himself during his addiction and after he got clean.
While I commend Ryan for getting that meth monkey off his back, I’d like to point out that he’s no rocket scientist.
In a chat with, Ryan told them: “I have been a drug user since the age of 14, but I started using meth when I was 18.
“I’ve been sober since April 4, 2015.
“My family is very supportive and they are one of my biggest motivations for staying clean.”
He added: “I quit meth almost a year ago. It’s crazy how much can change.”
Yeah Ryan, it’s crazy what will happen when you stop putting something into your body that can induce psychosis, rhabdomyolysis and cerebral haemorrhage. Anyway, Ryan’s just glad he can be around his family again after overcoming his addiction.
He added: “One of the greatest things about being clean is that I got to be sober to see my sister have her baby girl.
“I’m so excited to be an uncle and to be around again. It’s so sweet.”
At his lowest ebb Ryan racked up five felonies and went from being a recreational user of crystal meth to becoming seriously addicted. Sharing his eye-opening recovery story on Reddit (under his user name Minnesotapolis) got him a lot of support – quite right too. As much as taking meth makes you a moron, it’s great to see someone beat their addiction.
One user replied: “The difference is astonishing. You look great. I would hate to see you go back to the old you. Do it for all of us that are rooting for you.”
Our sentiment exactly. Well done Ryan.