15 Shocking Before-After Pics Showing Effects of Drug Abuse

These shocking before and after pictures show the negative effects of drug addiction on the human face. Released with the hope that kids will think twice about ever touching drugs by appealing to their vanity, these pictures show how addicts have lost teeth and scratched their skin to the bone.

These pictures show the first arrest of a drug addict and a picture taken in some cases just a few months later. The pairs of mug shots have been assembled by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon. Some of the transformations are very dramatic.

Methamphetamines user first pictured in 2001, left, and then in 2008

Methamphetamines user first pictured in 2001, left, and then in 2008

Methamphetamines user from January 2008, left, and again in August 2008

Methamphetamines user from January 2008, left, and again in August 2008

Methamphetamines user in 1997 and 2008, right.

Methamphetamines user in 1997 and 2008, right.

Heroin and Cocaine user. Left image taken in 2003 and right image taken in 2007

Heroin and Cocaine user. Left image taken in 2003 and right image taken in 2007

Methamphetamines user from May 2000 and November 2000

Methamphetamines user from May 2000 and November 2000

Methamphetamines user, left image taken in 2000 and right image from 2007

Methamphetamines user, left image taken in 2000 and right image from 2007

Methamphetamines user. Left image taken in February 2005 and right image taken in December 2005

Methamphetamines user. Left image taken in February 2005 and right image taken in December 2005

Methamphetamines user. Left image taken in 1997 and right image taken in 2007

Methamphetamines user. Left image taken in 1997 and right image taken in 2007

Heroin user. Left image taken in 2003 and right image taken in 2007

Methamphetamines user. Left image taken in 2007 and right image taken in 2008

Methamphetamines user. Left image taken in 2007 and right image taken in 2008

Methamphetamines user. Left image taken in 2006 and right image taken in 2008

Methamphetamines user. Left image taken in 2006 and right image taken in 2008

Methamphetamines user. Left image taken in 2000 and right image taken in 2004

Methamphetamines user. Left image taken in 2000 and right image taken in 2004

Methamphetamines user. Left image taken in 2003 and right image taken in 2006

Methamphetamines user. Left image taken in 2003 and right image taken in 2006

Methamphetamines user. Left image taken in 2005 and right image taken in 2008

Methamphetamines user. Left image taken in 2005 and right image taken in 2008

Methamphetamines user in 1997 and 2008, right.

Methamphetamines user in 1997 and 2008, right.

People that once looked normal in their initial photos, taken in their early stages of addiction, transform into unrecognizable wrecks. This is evidence you can see of the damage caused within months from using meth, heroin or cocaine.

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