A former drug addict who became addicted to meth and heroin at the age of 13 looks unrecognizable after quitting his addiction.
Austin Greene, 27, explained that he first started drinking and smoking marijuana when he was 11 years old. By the time he became a teenager, he switched to the incredibly addictive Class A drugs, meth and heroin.
After temporarily losing his ability to walk and cutting all ties with his family, including his eight-year-old daughter Keyonnah, Austin hit “rock bottom.”
“My daughter’s mother is not in her life and I didn’t want her to grow up without either of her parents,” Austin revealed on social media. “Every single aspect of life has improved since I got clean. I have rekindled relationships with my family and daughter whom I selfishly destroyed in active addiction.
“Just before I got sober, I refused to see her. She knew if she saw me it was only long enough for me to get money to get my dose and then I would disappear for days,” he said. “Now she lights up when she sees me.”
Austin said he stole everything he could to fund his addiction, which overtook his entire life.
“I would steal anything I could get my hands on that had any value,” he said. “I would lie to my family and tell them I need money for food and use the money to get meth and heroin.”
Austin went on to explain that at the lowest point of his addiction, a severe yeast infection in his lower spine left him unable to walk. He only gained mobility a year later.
“My rock bottom was when I had a serious fungal infection in my lower spine and had to learn to walk again,” he said. It took about six months before I could walk again and about a year before I fully regained my mobility.”
Austin also said that losing a friend to an overdose was another driving force behind getting clean and sober, which he documented to millions of viewers on TikTok.
“I want to help show as many people that they can change their lives as I possibly can,” Austin said. “It’s more than possible [to get clean] and there’s a whole world of strangers who can relate to your struggles, so you’re not alone.’