"Everything in moderation" is a pretty good rule to live by, especially where alcohol is concerned. Too much booze can cause high blood pressure (hypertension), which increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke. It can also cause you to gain a bunch of excess pounds thanks to all the extra calories in alcohol (there's roughly 200 calories in a pint of beer and about 230 calories in 100 grams of vodka).


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When a heavy drinker gives up alcohol however, the physical metamorphosis is staggering. Take a look at these before and after pictures to see what we mean. Some of the people in the photographs are barely recognisable when compared alongside their former selves, and while some of them complemented quitting with exercise, the pictures nevertheless serve as a powerful reminder of what can happen when you party too hard.

#1 7 Months Sober

7 Months Sober

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Cesi Baca 1 month ago

Holy cow! He looks great! All the bloating and redness have gone.

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#2 1 Year Sober

1 Year Sober

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Shane Watson 1 month ago

Thanks for sharing this. By the way, I'm coming up on five years sober (11/29/16). -Shane (Silverladder)

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#3 8.5 Months Sober

8.5 Months Sober

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell 1 month ago

Well done you are awesome :0)

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#4 6 Months Sober

6 Months Sober

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Jen Ray 1 month ago

Wow that beard fell right off

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#5 1.5 Years Sober

1.5 Years Sober

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell 1 month ago

well done and love the light in your eyes :0)

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#6 1.5 Years Sober

1.5 Years Sober

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Sergio Bicerra 1 month ago

I love the fact there is someone's hand in the first pict, like suportting hi

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#7 300 Days Sober

300 Days Sober

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell 1 month ago

What a diffrent well done :0) awesome you.

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#8 1 Year Sober

1 Year Sober

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Daniel Vance 1 month ago

That guy has went a year without getting rid of that pornstache?

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#9 1 Year Sober

1 Year Sober

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Koen Vleminckx 1 month ago

And that's just the outside. Imagine what it did to their brain ad liver.

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#10 5 Years Sober

5 Years Sober

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Caitlyn McCracken 1 month ago

She looks years younger

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