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The faces of drug addiction:Haunting mugshots show the physical toll cocaine and heroin has on a person's body

Drug abuse has a negative impact on many aspects of a user’s life. Personal relationships, mental well-being, and physical appearance are just a few of those areas affected by the recreational use of illegal substances. The physical toll drugs take on a human body can be quite shocking and often range from weight loss to open sores and scabs on the face.
To better visualize the physical impact of common drugs such as cocaine and heroine, we decided to take a look at mugshots of American citizens who have been charged with possession and see how their appearance changed over time. The results were haunting.

As you can tell by the images above, changes can happen rapidly -- or occur more gradually over time. Some of the physical signs of drug addiction include changes in appetite, broken teeth, loss of skin elasticity, drastic weight loss, rapid aging, widespread sores from picking, and pale skin tone. If you have a suspicion that a loved one might be addicted to drugs, the best step to take is to seek expert advice.


  1. Very one-sided. What about all the people who take drugs, but take them responsibly ?

  2. They should be summarily executed on the second offense. That way we would have to see their ugly faces ever again. Kill all heroin addicts.

  3. better not to find out the hard way which one you are

  4. In holistic drug rehab, your mind and soul are treated equally with your body. This involves proper nutrition, spiritual counseling and even learning simple meditation techniques. By attacking all the possible causes of addiction, success is achieved more quickly, effectively and the outcomes last longer. rehabnear.me