An Arizona mom has just celebrated 4 years sober and looks good as a result. Dejah Hall, 26, of Glendale, AZ, posted photos of herself from when she was using heroin, meth and cocaine alongside newer photos now that she was sober. The results went viral largely due to the positive message, and also her new sex appeal.
According to Yahoo, Hall’s post on the public Facebook group Sober Birthdays said, “Today marks 4 years clean from heroin and meth. The top left is me in full blown addiction, I was a terrible IV user and like most, progressively got worse. The bottom left is me the day I was arrested 12-6-12 and coincidentally the day I finally surrendered to God! With the help of God I am completing my BA and hope to one day be a prison minister.”
Dejah Hall’s Addiction – Positive Reactions
Hall’s photo post have gone viral. She had over 35,000 shares, 80,000 reactions, and hundreds of encouraging comments. Some positive comments include: “Sobriety looks gorgeous on you!!!” and “You are a walking miracle.”
Regarding her addiction, Hall told ABC 15 last Monday, “I was a monster. I was a monster in every sense of the word.” She also told the Daily Mail that her addiction began when she was 17. At that tender age, she decided to take a prescription pill at a party. That is when she felt that her life took a rapid, downward spiral. Her addiction to pills escalated until she was taking six at a time every day for years.
Hall than tried to quit and found she couldn’t. She switched to methadone to stop, and was then introduced to smoking heroin. “By the second hit I fell in love with high. It was numbing,” she said. “I couldn’t stop. All I wanted to do was numb myself. I wanted it so desperately that nothing else mattered. Every single minute of the day I just wanted to get high… By the time I started injecting heroin I didn’t care whether I lived or died.” Hall said she was injecting both meth and heroin for several months in 2012. “I was killing myself,” she said, “but I still felt like I looked beautiful.”
Dejah Hall – A Decision to Change
Yahoo noted that Hall’s grandfather was the only person who could get through to her. He spoke honestly with her when she visited for his birthday. When she spoke to ABC 15,she informed them that, “My grandfather was sitting in his wheelchair and he looked at me he said, ‘You’re hurting me, Dejah.” She then went to the bathroom and looked at herself. That was when she said she say who she had become, “this disgusting person who needed to continue to stick these drugs in their veins because I couldn’t function.”
At that time, she promised her grandfather she would stop using. To her misfortune, and his, she was arrested several hours later on outstanding felony warrants. She was charges with felonies and sent to prison. Her grandfather died two weeks after she was sent away, so he never got to see her get sober. “More than anything, she said, “I wish I could tell him that I made it. That I’m doing it.”
Addiction, Before and After – Dejah Hall now
Hall has since changed her life around. She has centered herself more around religious beliefs and is dedicated to raising her 18-month-old girl. She is also working as a bartender while majoring in Christian Studies at Grand Canyon University. Her before and after addiction photos were posted on December 6th to mark four years of sobriety. Although her job choice is not ideal for someone who is staying sober, and many would find it questionable, it is likely within her comfort zone and also helping her get by for the time being.