By Natalie Rahhal Deputy Health Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 20:59 BST, 5 June 2019 | Updated: 20:59 BST, 5 June 2019
Drug misuse wreaks havoc on the body, and the damage that harmful substances have done is heart-breakingly apparent on the faces of these 16 people.
Morphing mug shots compiled by drugabuse.com show how quickly drugs can alter the appearances of those suffering addictions.
Each person's mug shots describe the drugs they were charged for possessing at different points in their lives.
The images show the tragic transformations people arrested on charges related to meth, heroin, cocaine, marijuana and and other drugs underwent in as little as a year.
And they are only a few of the 24.6 million Americans that the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) latest statistics estimate use illicit drugs.
After just eight years of cocaine, heroin and marijuana use changed this woman's face dramatically (left). This man was charged with methamphetamine at ages 19 and 27 and his appearance deteriorated drastically (right)
WHAT COCAINE DOES TO THE BODY AND FACE
Cocaine is a powerful stimulant, which hits the central nervous system making the heart and mind race.
And it hits fast, so the change in behavior is obvious immediately.