Woman gets makeover after winning battle against meth addiction - New York News

Woman gets makeover after winning battle against meth addiction

Posted: Updated:
GLENDALE, Ariz. -

It's one of the worst drugs out there -- meth physically breaks down your body and also attacks the teeth.

That's what happened to one woman, but now she's getting a new look.

Sarai smiles all the time now, but for a long time, she wouldn't smile at all.

"I was addicted to drugs for 17 years.. I had a reckless lifestyle," she said.

The drug of choice -- meth -- and it destroyed her teeth.

"I wouldn't like to talk to people.. they could see how bad my teeth looked.. I felt guilt and shame," she said.

Sarai ended up in prison and surprisingly it was her salvation.

"Getting my teeth fixed changed my life.  It's the best thing that ever happened to me.  I have confidence."

She got a complete makeover at Rolf's Salon in Glendale.

None of this would be happening if it wasn't for Linda Parker and her Smiles Behind the Bars charity.

"She was 26-years-old and such a beautiful girl.  I looked at her and I said we are going to get you some teeth," said Parker.

And she did. Sarai has a good job and recently received a promotion -- and she loves her new look for her new life.

Smiles Beyond the Bars started three years ago.  It has fixed the teeth of 70 people.

Online: smilesbeyondthebars.com

 

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • New York's microbrew industry growing

    New York's microbrew industry growing

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:25:22 GMT
    Local and small beer brewing companies have something to toast. The Brewers Association says microbrew sales grew in the first half of this year; up 18 percent over the same period last year. This comes at a time when overall domestic beer consumption is flat.Ethan Long, one of the owners of the Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City, started brewing beer two years ago.
    Local and small beer brewing companies have something to toast. The Brewers Association says microbrew sales grew in the first half of this year; up 18 percent over the same period last year. This comes at a time when overall domestic beer consumption is flat.Ethan Long, one of the owners of the Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City, started brewing beer two years ago.
  • 2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

    2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:58:41 GMT

    Two deputy U.S. marshals and an NYPD detective were seriously wounded in a shootout with a fugitive sexual assault suspect in the West Village in Manhattan, officials said. The shootout happened in smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street.


    Two deputy U.S. marshals and an NYPD detective were seriously wounded in a shootout with a fugitive sexual assault suspect in the West Village in Manhattan, officials said. The shootout happened in smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street.


  • Mayor de Blasio, Bratton seek to improve police-community relations

    Mayor de Blasio, Bratton seek to improve police-community relations

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:47:07 GMT
    Back from vacation, Mayor Bill de Blasio is addressing the allegations of police choke holds. Standing next to his police commissioner and standing by him, de Blasio declared police community relations will improve by Bill Bratton's call for retraining of officers. The mayor did say that police choke holds are not acceptable.
    Back from vacation, Mayor Bill de Blasio is addressing the allegations of police choke holds. Standing next to his police commissioner and standing by him, de Blasio declared police community relations will improve by Bill Bratton's call for retraining of officers. The mayor did say that police choke holds are not acceptable.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices