March 1, 2022 – But after the birth of his little girl, eight, he knew he had to make a change in order to give her the best life he could.

Photos from before and now show he is barely recognisable. “I looked like I was moments from death,” Austin, from Ohio, USA said. “It was destroying my daughter’s heart.

“I just want people to know that there is always hope, even if it feel like there isn’t.”

Austin says he started drinking and smoking marijuana when he was aged only 11, as there was a culture of drugs with young people where he grew up in Leesburg, Ohio.

He was then introduced to harder substances like crystal meth and heroin as a teenager.When his grandfather was diagnosed with cancer in August 2013 he was prescribed with pain relief opiates, and Austin would convince him to share some to help him with an abscessed tooth.


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