It’s okay to drink alcohol in moderation. But unfortunately, some people suffer from a horrible condition that causes them to drink excessively. Life is difficult for those struggling with this disease. Alcohol can rob someone of their happiness, their family, and most importantly, their health. But the following images show you the before and after photos of folks who used to drink but stopped. It takes a lot of willpower to quit and stay off the booze. So, we salute these people for their amazing effort, and hope that anyone else suffering with alcoholism will find inspiration in these images.
#1. The guy on the left knew how to smile, but his drinking didn’t make him feel so good about himself.
10 years of sobriety, a workout routine, and a great support network turned him into a whole new man.
#2. On the left, the woman tried way too hard to fit into the perception of what life should be, and failed.
On the right, the same woman had an epiphany and gave up booze. Now she looks like a true model.
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#3. It’s not easy to recognize the signs of alcoholism on the man on the left because he has a nice smile.
11 months of sobriety caused him to lose his beard but not his smile, and he looks ten times healthier.
#4. The woman on the left seemed to be down on her luck while she struggled with her alcoholism.
On the right, she looks like a completely new woman. A year of sobriety made an incredible difference.
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#5. Drinking can cause some serious weight gain, but if you’re able to quit, the damage can be reversed.
This man stopped drinking, changed his diet and lost 105lbs. Now he feels better than he ever has.