Brent Walker and his wife Ashley just celebrated being 3 years sober from meth addiction by posting before and after pictures of themselves. Brent has struggled with addiction since he was just 9 years old, which is when he first starts smoking cigarettes. That then led to smoking marijuana and using pills at 12. By 15 years old, he says he was “full-blown into anything and everything I could get my hands on.”
Brent would then start dealing drugs as well. After the death of his brother in a drinking and driving accident, he would start doing meth.
The before and after photos of the couple with meth addiction, to now (sober)
Brent would say that he could never be sober because it would be a “boring lifestyle.” He meets Ashley who has a history of abusing meth while also selling marijuana. The couple was on-and-off for a while and would typically just meet up to get high together.
“We started dating, but I would leave her home while I went out and sold drugs and got high and slept with other women and would come home and tell her I was out sleeping with other women,” Brent says of his downward spiral.
It wasn’t until Brent nearly failed a drug test while on probation that gave him the wake-up call he desperately needed. In December 2016, he tells Ashley that he is done with drugs and asks if she will quit with him. She says yes.
Just one month after being sober together, the two decide to marry. The two would join Celebrate Recovery together, which is a Christian program that helps people who are battling addiction. They completely cut ties with their drug-filled past and decide to move forward to a happier, clean lifestyle.
“There’s hope. You don’t have to live that life forever,” Brent says to Inside Edition. “I hope that my transformation can encourage an addict somewhere! It is possible to recover!!”
In the ‘before’ photo of the two, it was taken in 2016. It was just after Brent served two years for drug charges and evading law enforcement. Now, he works with his father in the heating and air conditioning business. He also just earned his GED! Both Brent and Ashley are working to improve their credit scores so they can buy a house and hope to regain custody of their kids.