CLEVELAND, TN. (THECOUNT) — Using the new internet “clean” challenge as motivation, a formerly meth addicted couple celebrated an important milestone in their lives – 2 years clean and sober.
After battling a powerful addiction to meth, Brent and Ashley Walker say they have been officially clean for two years and seven months, and they have photographic evidence to prove it.
“This is my wife and I in active meth addiction the first photo was taken around December 2016 the second one was taken in July of 2019,” Brent Walker wrote in a now-viral Facebook post.
Now the couple hopes to inspire others on their road to recovery.
The two celebrated being one month sober by getting married at the same church on January 31, 2017. They finally got their own place together and bought their first car, a 2001 Honda Civic, reports NewsCenterMaine.
“We always fed off each other. If I ever had a bad day she would talk to me and help me through my cravings and I did the same for her. We had no friends, all we did was work and spend time together and go to church every week,” Brent wrote.
The couple says they have since given their lives to Christ and started to become even happier.
“This is my story and I hope it can help addicts out there and show them that there is hope,” Brent wrote. “You have to fully turn your life over to Christ you can straddle the fence you have to completely give yourself to the Lord and let him take over. You can not make it on your own, through Christ all things are possible.”
Geo quick facts: Cleveland is a city in Bradley County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 41,285 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.