Mom Shares Disturbing Photos of What Addiction Really Looks Like to Help Others

We know that drugs are a huge problem in the United States and opioid addiction is driving this epidemic. It seems we are fighting an uphill battle against deadly drugs like heroin and fentanyl.

Drug overdose deaths in 2016 most likely exceeded 59,000, the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States, according to preliminary data compiled by The New York Times.

Now, a mother’s bid to help others struggling with addiction has gone viral, after she shared disturbing before and after photos on her Facebook page urging others to get help.

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Credit: Facebook/ Melissa Lee Matos

Mom shares “active addiction” photos on Facebook

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Maria Lianos Carbone

Maria Lianos-Carbone is owner of, a leading lifestyle blog for women. Her first book, "Oh Baby! A Mom's Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year" will be published Spring 2018. Follow Maria on Instagram @amotherworld.

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