A woman who was addicted to heroin and crack has made an incredible transformation after spending three months in rehab.
The determined woman was first introduced on The Jeremy Kyle Show a few months ago in an episode titled Crack, heroin and sleeping in car parks – save my daughter.
Viewers met mum Dominique, who explained to the host how her daughter Kristie had been struggling with drug addiction.
In times of desperation Kristie had stolen from her family and had even been accused of prostitution. Kyle followed her story and caught up with Kristie after she’d spent some time in rehab.
Kristie sought help at the Perry Clayman Project, where she said the first night was the hardest:
My first night in rehab was really difficult because I had to go through a withdrawal process, so I had to go as long as possible through a detox before I could be stable on my medication.
Perry Clayman, the owner of the facility, explained how she dove right in to her recovery, The Sun reports.
She would have started her detox straight away and she threw herself into the programme. It was her time and she was ready for it.
— The Jeremy Kyle Show (@itvjeremykyle) February 14, 2019
Kristie went on to say:
I know at one point I didn’t feel very positive and I was really poorly, but now I’ve stabilised and on my medication it’s a totally different story.
It’s been tough, but my head’s in the right place, I’m in the right place and I’ve got a really good support network.
I have looked at the consequences of the havoc that I’ve made and my behaviour was appalling, Jeremy, it doesn’t matter how you look at it.
The thing is, don’t think I’m dismissing anything but, I was heavily in addiction and I didn’t have a way out. This is what this show’s given me, a way out
As she appeared on Jeremy Kyle following her time in rehab, Kristie stood next to a picture of her former self, where her incredible transformation was evident.
Take a look at her now:
Viewers took to social media to congratulate Kristie’s hard work, with one writing:
WHAT. A. TRANSFORMATION.
Wow, absolutely incredible!!! Massive respect Kristie, and all concerned!
Another impressed person wrote:
absolutely amazed by @itvjeremykyle this morning!! incredible, hats off to Kristie #JeremyKyle
— Ryan (@iAmRyan1211) February 14, 2019
— Abbie (@abbielouxoxo) February 14, 2019
Kristie’s hard work has definitely paid off!
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.