Dramatic transformation of ex-sex worker with £400-a-day drug habit

A woman who spent eight years selling her body to feed her £400-a-day drug habit has turned her life around – and you won’t believe how incredible she looks now.

By the age of 28, Kayleigh Hutton had endured nearly a decade of addiction, surviving on a daily dose of M-Cat, crack cocaine and heroin.

She regularly mixed the cocktail to increase the drugs’ strength, funded through sex work on the streets of Grimsby.

But five years after becoming an unlikely TV star in Channel 4’s Skint, she’s clean and wants to help pull others from the pit of despair she knew so well.

Driven by a new addiction – her family – Kayleigh, 33, now volunteers in administration with Addaction, helping addicts beat their demons.

“I am all about family and work,” she told Grimsby Live.

“I don’t do anything else. My family are my high.”

She dreams of becoming a recovery worker herself, after losing her life to addiction and selling her body, servicing many clients daily.

Forced into prostitution, she lived through the heart-breaking experience of losing three children to the care system.

It is exactly five years since Kayleigh met with producers from the series ‘Skint’, who urged her to feature in their programme in return for a chance to seek help in a rehabilitation centre.

It turned out to be her big break from the declining spiral of drugs, and marked a turning point in her life.

Passionate about recovery, Kayleigh says “if she can help one person, it will make her feel better”.

“I had lost my life through addiction, lost my children, lost my home and lost my dignity,” she added.

“That was until I met the girls from Channel 4. They took me under their wing. I visit a rehabilitation centre and I have never looked back.”

Kayleigh was offered a six-month residential programme at the Phoenix Futures recovery centre in Sheffield, fixed up by Channel 4.

It is exactly five years since Kayleigh met with producers from the series ‘Skint’, who urged her to feature in their programme in return for a chance to seek help in a rehabilitation centre.

It turned out to be her big break from the declining spiral of drugs, and marked a turning point in her life.

Passionate about recovery, Kayleigh says “if she can help one person, it will make her feel better”.

“I had lost my life through addiction, lost my children, lost my home and lost my dignity,” she added.

“That was until I met the girls from Channel 4. They took me under their wing. I visit a rehabilitation centre and I have never looked back.”

Kayleigh was offered a six-month residential programme at the Phoenix Futures recovery centre in Sheffield, fixed up by Channel 4.

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