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Michelle Heaton shares shocking pics of her addiction battle & slams Boris Johnson's drug crackdown


Michelle Heaton has hit out at news that the government are planning to crack down on drug users, in the wake of her own addiction battles.


Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the Liberty X star, 42, who has been candid about her three year drink and drug hell, shared a series of snaps from the height of her battle and penned a lengthy caption about tackling substance abuse.


Her post came just hours after Boris Johnson warned middle class drug users he will not sit 'idly by' and let them fund crime as he unveiled a £300million narcotics blitz - a scheme slammed by Michelle, who called for better education on the matter.

Shock: Michelle Heaton has hit out at news that the government are planning to crack down on drug users, in the wake of her own addiction battles


Earlier this year, Michelle, who is now 32 weeks sober, first announced she was seeking treatment for her drink and drug addiction, which saw her binging nightly.


On Tuesday, she posted a trio of images - two of which showed the ravages of her addiction, including appearing to passed out and another showing her with bloodshot eyes, and two shots showing her happy and healthy.

In her caption, she explained the post was a reaction to the government crackdown and reflected: 'Harsher punishments will unfortunately not stop us real addicts it will drive us to be more manipulative in our addictions'.

The PM warned recreational users face being stripped of their passports and driving licences under new curbs unveiled today, as he joined police on a dawn raid.

Backlash: Her post came just hours after Boris Johnson warned middle class drug users he will not sit 'idly by' and let them fund crime as he unveiled a £300million narcotics blitz - a scheme slammed by Michelle, who called for better education on the matter

Pained: Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the Liberty X star, 42, who has been candid about her three year drink and drug hell, shared a series of snaps from the height of her battle and penned a lengthy caption about tackling substance abuse

They also face receiving text messages from police if their numbers are found on dealers' phones - with all the points being slammed by Michelle.


Michelle wrote in her impassioned message: 'I wanted to wait till I had the facts before I wrote this and I was am armed with the facts of today’s announcement on the government’s plans to tackle addiction...


'I welcome any efforts by governments to address this issue that affects too many families. Tackling the suppliers and helping those in addictions is amazing. I’m so pleased to hear of the extra treatment places, they are sorely needed...

Hitting back: Michelle shared a lengthy caption addressing the government plans


'I’ll be honest - I didn’t have the money to get help, friends and family lent me that and I possibly wouldn’t be here now had they not as I needed the treatment within days. I’m hoping I’ll hear the word education lots in the coming days...


'Early education in schools is sorely needed and this is something I really feel strongly about. This disease does NOT discriminate. It affects people in poverty and people with money...