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Before & After Pics That Show What Happens When You Stop Drinking

Changing your life around can be hard, especially when it means breaking an addiction. However those who have done it will tell you it can make all the difference. The following stories of people who gave up alcohol show that while everyone’s reasons or journeys are different, the end goal is the same – a healthier life.

#1 I Took The Picture On The Left Almost 17 Months Ago, Outside An Emergency Room, At Sunrise, Something Told Me I Didn’t Want To Forget That Moment. I Forget Easily. I’m Going Public With This Now Simply Because I Need To Advocate For Recovery More

I Took The Picture On The Left Almost 17 Months Ago, Outside An Emergency Room, At Sunrise, Something Told Me I Didn’t Want To Forget That Moment. I Forget Easily. I’m Going Public With This Now Simply Because I Need To Advocate For Recovery More

#2 This Woman, Who Was Dropped Out Of School At The Age Of 14, Battled Alcoholism And Depression To Become An A&E Doctor 15 Years Later

This Woman, Who Was Dropped Out Of School At The Age Of 14, Battled Alcoholism And Depression To Become An A&E Doctor 15 Years Later

#3 I Gave Up Alcohol When My Daughter Turned 1. I’m 5 Years Sober Today

I Gave Up Alcohol When My Daughter Turned 1. I'm 5 Years Sober Today

#4 Left Is Me In The ICU From An Overdose. Decided I Was Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired And Am 6 Months Clean And Sober Today

Left Is Me In The ICU From An Overdose. Decided I Was Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired And Am 6 Months Clean And Sober Today

#5 Lost 105 Lbs In 15 Months. First I Quit Drinking. Three Months Later I Changed My Diet (Cut Carbs And Portion Control). Finally, About 12 Months Of Working Out. Change Is Possible No Matter What Your Age Is

Lost 105 Lbs In 15 Months. First I Quit Drinking. Three Months Later I Changed My Diet (Cut Carbs And Portion Control). Finally, About 12 Months Of Working Out. Change Is Possible No Matter What Your Age Is

#6 1 Year Without Drinking

1 Year Without Drinking

#7 After A Decade Under The Influence And Not Taking Care Of Myself, I Am 3 Weeks Away From 1 Year Of Sobriety. 50 Lbs Lighter And A New Job Doing What I Am Passionate About. Life Is Much Better And I Definitely Enjoy It Now

After A Decade Under The Influence And Not Taking Care Of Myself, I Am 3 Weeks Away From 1 Year Of Sobriety. 50 Lbs Lighter And A New Job Doing What I Am Passionate About. Life Is Much Better And I Definitely Enjoy It Now

#8 A Little Over A Year Ago. I’d Had Most Of A Box Of Wine Earlier In The Day And Then Drank Around 12oz Of Whiskey On Stage (Stand Up Comedy) In Front Of A Crowd. Currently, Almost A Year Sober

A Little Over A Year Ago. I'd Had Most Of A Box Of Wine Earlier In The Day And Then Drank Around 12oz Of Whiskey On Stage (Stand Up Comedy) In Front Of A Crowd. Currently, Almost A Year Sober

#9 11 Months Sober And Life Has Never Been Better. I’ve Lost 20kg!

11 Months Sober And Life Has Never Been Better. I've Lost 20kg!

#10 One Year Of No Alcohol Has Changed My Life. I Lost 53 Pounds And I’m 1000 Times Happier. I Tried To Recreate My Bloated Pic

One Year Of No Alcohol Has Changed My Life. I Lost 53 Pounds And I'm 1000 Times Happier. I Tried To Recreate My Bloated Pic

#11 Here Is What 826 Days Sober Looks Like. Left Is Me June 11th 2014, On The Right Is Me Today. Recovery Is Possible

Here Is What 826 Days Sober Looks Like. Left Is Me June 11th 2014, On The Right Is Me Today. Recovery Is Possible

#12 I’m Coming Up On My First Year Of Sobriety. It’s Crazy What A Difference A Year Can Make

I’m Coming Up On My First Year Of Sobriety. It’s Crazy What A Difference A Year Can Make

#13 10 Years. Sobriety. Good Support Network. And A Firm Dedication To Being The Superhero My Dog Thinks I Am

10 Years. Sobriety. Good Support Network. And A Firm Dedication To Being The Superhero My Dog Thinks I Am

#14 So Proud Of My Brother. Celebrated One Year Of Sobriety And Also Being One Person Lighter. Just Awesome

So Proud Of My Brother. Celebrated One Year Of Sobriety And Also Being One Person Lighter. Just Awesome

#15 My Recovery Progress Makes Me Smile. 4+ Years Of Sobriety Transformation

My Recovery Progress Makes Me Smile. 4+ Years Of Sobriety Transformation

#16 The Progression Of Sobriety. 24 Hours/1 Year. One Day At A Time

The Progression Of Sobriety. 24 Hours/1 Year. One Day At A Time

#17 Before And After 307 Days Sober

Before And After 307 Days Sober

#18 Just Found A Old Picture Of Me On FB. I’m About 9 Months Sober From The Time It Was Taken

Just Found A Old Picture Of Me On FB. I'm About 9 Months Sober From The Time It Was Taken

#19 Doesn’t Seem Like Much To Some But 100 Days With No Alcohol. Don’t Let Fear Of Judgement Get In The Way Of A Better Life

Doesn't Seem Like Much To Some But 100 Days With No Alcohol. Don't Let Fear Of Judgement Get In The Way Of A Better Life

#20 What A Year Of Sobriety And 60 Pounds Lost Looks Like

What A Year Of Sobriety And 60 Pounds Lost Looks Like

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