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

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#2 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

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Hans 2 weeks ago

What a happy smile!

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#3 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

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Kjorn 2 weeks ago

you're a proof that anything is possible! must be really proud of yourself

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#4 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

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Meg Swezey 2 weeks ago

you look great!

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#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

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athornedrose 2 weeks ago

i'm glad he added in that he dieted and worked out too. stopping drinking doesn't magically make you healthy. other lifestyle changes factor in as well.

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#6 1 Year Without Drinking

1 Year Without Drinking

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Jean van der Merwe 2 weeks ago

Oh golly! What a difference! I wish him all the happiness in the world!

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#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

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Lios 2 weeks ago

Holy shit, are you Benjamin Button? You look 15 years younger in the after picture! Glad you picked yourself up, you have a bright future ahead of you.

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#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

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Séverine Ségier 2 weeks ago

Quitting is never easy, but you did it! Be proud of yourself, your talent does not reside in alcohol but in you

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#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!

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Bored Birgit 2 weeks ago

You look so much younger and healthier!

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#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

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Sarah Pedersen 2 weeks ago

This is amazing and inspiring.

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