"Everything in moderation" is a pretty good rule to live by, especially where alcohol is concerned. Obvious effects of alcohol on the body are high blood pressure (hypertension), which increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke, liver damage and increased risk of cancers. Another, not so noticeable effect of a drinking problem is that sipping too many Margaritas can also cause you to gain a bunch of excess pounds. There are roughly 200 calories in a pint of beer and about 230 calories in 100 grams of vodka.

When a heavy drinker gives up on the alcohol abuse, however, the physical metamorphosis is staggering. Take a look at these before and after pictures of alcohol recovery to see what we mean. Some of the people in the photographs are barely recognizable when compared alongside their former selves, and while some of them complemented alcohol rehab process with exercise, benefits of quitting drinking cannot be clearer by looking at these pictures.

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7 Months Sober

7 Months Sober

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Cesi Baca
Community Member
4 years ago

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

Keith Urbowicz
Community Member
4 years ago

That's me. Glad it's making the rounds. Anything is possible people.

Cristi
Community Member
4 years ago

Good for you! In the first photo you look a lot like my xbf, had to leave him in the end because he wouldn´t stop drinking. So sad to see how he could´ve been...

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Louise Rosendahl
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks 20 years younger now!

Samantha Miller
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow! He's pretty hot. I sincerely hope he stays away from alcohol.

Michelle Kaufman
Community Member
4 years ago

He looks like a totally different person! Healthy and handsome!

Deana
Community Member
4 years ago

Man...And he's so good looking now!

Todd Akins
Community Member
4 years ago

he transformed into a total fox!

Emily Newman
Community Member
4 years ago

Hubba hubba😉 looks great, I'm 3 months sober.

James Lorello
Community Member
4 years ago

Well done Keith! We are all outing for you on the shoreline

Emily Beautifulchaos
Community Member
4 years ago

wow. From yuck to yum. lol

Eli Zollicoffer
Community Member
4 years ago

Cutie

Gia Jacobson
Community Member
4 years ago

Very handsome sober!

Gay Farrer
Community Member
4 years ago

The eyes have it!

Iron bods
Community Member
4 years ago

I am going to be honest, alcohol alone does not initiate or promote weight loss. The individual has to begin to be more active, take up physical fitness and watch his/her diet. This is what creates the change in people. Example, beer has lots of nutrients which are good for the body if taken after an exercise. Whine is good for the heart, but we have to touch on the basis of all within reasonable consumption.

David De Leon
Community Member
4 years ago

Not true. Anytime you remove something from your diet, especially a caloric dense substance like alcohol, you will initiate weight loss. Plus what we're talking about here is habitual use and or abuse of alcohol not the occasional cocktail or beer.

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Colin Dowzell
Community Member
4 years ago

When i stop drinking i fall asleep

CB Mendez
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow! I hope all aspects of his life improved, not just his appearance. 😃👍🏽

Kirsa Rasmussen
Community Member
4 years ago

He sure turned into a hot looking guy. Keep up the good work :-)

George Evem
Community Member
4 years ago

Jax...

Dragana Corvinius
Community Member
1 year ago

This is so inspiring for those who want to quit drinking. Amazing difference!!

Michelle Kaufman
Community Member
4 years ago

He looks like a totally different person!...and handsome!

Shelley Britton
Community Member
4 years ago

You look so much healthier good on you

Cas Cracroft-Wilson
Community Member
4 years ago

Great job

Crystal Zenecke
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow! Looks completely different in a great way!

Patricia Dareneau
Community Member
4 years ago

Congrats. Keep coming back

Kristy Zdrodowski Nagy
Community Member
4 years ago

WOW! Amazing!

Kristy Zdrodowski Nagy
Community Member
4 years ago

WOW!

Tobi Guthrie
Community Member
4 years ago

Lookin' good! Feel good too I'm sure. Congratulations on a new beginning!

Eriq Kunz
Community Member
4 years ago

This is truly amazing. A sincere congratulations to all these people!

Jacob Alheid
Community Member
4 years ago

This is stolen from a reddit thread without attribution to the original content, and stolen, rehosted, and watermarked as Bored Panda. This is criminal copyright infringement.

Candice Laura
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow! I'd take his number!

Steph J. Canny
Community Member
4 years ago

I looked at all of them and face bloating was the main thing that was improved. Their liver looked just as much better, too.

| TheArtAddict |
Community Member
4 years ago

Are you sure that's the same man??? XD

Angie Allen
Community Member
4 years ago

It makes.a.huge difference

Anna-marie Pitcher
Community Member
4 years ago

You look gorgeous x

Vibeke Vale
Community Member
4 years ago

He looks so much younger!

Erica Belcher
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow he looks great!

Jana Lemon
Community Member
4 years ago

Awesome!

Tiffany Myers
Community Member
4 years ago

Your eyes look wonderful

Elecia Windmeyer
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks awesome now!!!

Elecia Windmeyer
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks absolutely gorgeous now!!! 😊

Jewel Cowart
Community Member
4 years ago

He looks so good.

Lyn McDonough
Community Member
4 years ago

Way to go!!@

Ruth Seddon
Community Member
4 years ago

Well done, hope you feel good now

Zugga aka Pia Isabell
Community Member
4 years ago

Gratz you are awesome :0)

Tonia Anderson
Community Member
4 months ago

I thank this great man Lord Zakuza for he has brought me back to life after he helped me to recover my lost partner of 3 years and now we are both in love that will never come to an end. Join me to say thank you to Lord Zakuza and you can also need his help as well if necessary. Here's his contact info. WhatsApp: +1 740 573 9483, Email: lordzakuza7 @ gmail. com, Website: lordzakuzaspells.com

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 year ago

he has lost 10 years..looks wonderful

MicheaShea Anderson
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow. Sober looks amazing on you.

Stephany Williams
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks ten years younger very attractive

Stephanie Esparza
Community Member
4 years ago

he's actually not bad looking now

Donna Rouse
Community Member
4 years ago

Well done you look so much better x

Renee Parrinello
Community Member
4 years ago

That's wonderful! As a former substance abuse worker, sometimes noticing a difference in appearance can really encourage someone to stay sober.

Julie Bartee
Community Member
4 years ago

This is a weight loss commercial. No offense to these brave, awesome and beautiful people who are sober!! However - weight loss....... maybe pick at least one or two like me. I drank so much I never ate. Weighed 92 pounds. I know weigh about 105 pounds and look WAY better! Give a true perspective instead of just weight loss. :)

Neil Walton
Community Member
4 years ago

How handsome!

Hilary Russell
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow ! There aren't enough compliments to encompass what you look like- Gorgeous. And that covers not ONLY THR OUTSIDE, but the inside bc deciding to get sober, then be sober, then stay sober is one of the hardest and most celebrated experiences you can have in your life. Congratulations.

Virginia Whinyates
Community Member
4 years ago

Lose half your body weight, get a good grooming, drop several inches collar size, smile on the other side of your mouth, look at camera instead of at the end of your nose, soften the lighting. Yeh. That does it.

Jeannie Willard
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks 20 years younger!

Sara J. Rixon
Community Member
4 years ago

WOW!!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

Mandy Jo Fisk
Community Member
4 years ago

hes super adorable now

Brian Glover
Community Member
4 years ago

Got hot!!!

Brian Glover
Community Member
4 years ago

Got hot!!

Dawn Hill
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow!! Became quite attractive!

Angela Paquette Bancroft
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow what a difference well done

Lisa Jones
Community Member
4 years ago

He looks amazing. His eyes r so bright n sparkly now. Well done u. Thats a massive achievement ☺

Tracey Lunn
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow looking good well done x

Leslie Rave
Community Member
4 years ago

Handsome

ilano
Community Member
4 years ago

Keep it up good work

Jamye LeLeua
Community Member
4 years ago

Great👍🏼

Jamye LeLeua
Community Member
4 years ago

👍🏼💯🙋🏽

Heather Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

You ook wonderful

Rob Reynolds
Community Member
4 years ago

His beard even looks trimmed

Bob Mayhew
Community Member
4 years ago

What your beard falls off

Lisa Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow! You look thinner, younger and healthier! Great job!

Steve Howe
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm impressed that the grey has gone from the beard and moustache - or is that a side effect of going ginger? :-)

Aundre Speciale
Community Member
4 years ago

Tequila for the win! http://www.latintimes.com/drinking-tequila-can-help-you-lose-weight-according-scientists-314939

Sherri Mckenzie
Community Member
4 years ago

NOW . . . You are very Handsome. You barely look like that other guy. Keep up the good work.! You are an inspiration for many.

C Lindsay
Community Member
4 years ago

He doesn't have that STUPID look anymore!

Tom Sharkey
Community Member
4 years ago

Good for you looking good

Heather Joy
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow! He looks great!

Mari Orozco-Gonzalez
Community Member
4 years ago

10 years younger

Brenda Fraser
Community Member
4 years ago

The picture on the left looks like the picture on the rights Dad! OMG!

Gisele Vallee
Community Member
4 years ago

Very handsome young man. Keep well.

Phillipe Knippel
Community Member
4 years ago

Cute.

Joan Aprea
Community Member
4 years ago

It is amazing the difference it makes!

Sally Brite
Community Member
4 years ago

Bhahaha. I was downvoted for mentioning the angle and the lighting were different. Well, I forgot to mention that on the 'after' picture his beard was trimmed too. Go ahead, downvote. That'll teach me to be objective!

Linda Magia
Community Member
4 years ago

Nice

Maria Dambrosio Trouville
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow!!! Amazing! Keep up the amazing work! You are an inspiration to so many!!!!

Maria Dambrosio Trouville
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow!! Amazing! Congrats!!!! Keep up the amazing work! An inspiration to so many!

Jarrod Clark
Community Member
4 years ago

#daddy

Rachel DeMeo
Community Member
4 years ago

He looks fantastic now, what a beautiful difference!

Tina Coleman
Community Member
4 years ago

Fantastic!

Srinivas Aditya
Community Member
4 years ago

Bigg thumbs up to u

April Baynham
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow, what a change and in only 7 months. He looks great. Xxxx

Alexa Leigh
Community Member
4 years ago

Congratulations! You look great! Happy 7 month sober birthday! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

Definitely has a Ryan Gosling vibe....:D

Austin Bowen
Community Member
4 years ago

Now is this like he was drinking everyday or like a weekend binge drinker

Keith Urbowicz
Community Member
4 years ago

This is me. Was about 6 days a week.

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Kris Ebner
Community Member
4 years ago

Wicked cute

Sibby Ncube
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow!

Andie Mitchell
Community Member
4 years ago

wow! he is really handsome without the booze, hope he sees these pics!

Andie Mitchell
Community Member
4 years ago

wow hes really handsome without the booze!

Monika Georgieva
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow! Man, you're an inspiration, and example of inner strength, although I've never drink, because I don't like the taste of alcohol and am allergic hereditary to it. But I've struggled bad obsessions and can relate - everything is possible. Aaand you truly are a beautiful looking man :)

Sharon Mcclay
Community Member
4 years ago

Some difference,there was a good looking guy hiding behind the alcohol,well done to him :)

Sharon Mcclay
Community Member
4 years ago

Some difference,well done

Elza Pap
Community Member
4 years ago

He is very awesome and hot man!

Jonathan Alan
Community Member
4 years ago

Um one photo he his up close, unkept in bad lighting.....the other he is trimmed, has a haircut and is in a much better light....come on people

Ipi van der Erve
Community Member
4 years ago

I would say, never drink again.

Shawn Marsteller
Community Member
4 years ago

Amazing transformation! !

Daniel Tregant
Community Member
4 years ago

Definitely hotter on the right.

Don't Listen To Me
Community Member
4 years ago

omg

Tracie Guest
Community Member
4 years ago

Yay! Good for you! Rock on

Guy Szerlip
Community Member
4 years ago

Better, but still not great

Guy Szerlip
Community Member
4 years ago

Better, but not great

Sally Brite
Community Member
4 years ago

Would like to see him photographed at same angle and lighting.

Lucía Barrios
Community Member
4 years ago

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You trim your beard?

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1 Year Sober

1 Year Sober

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Shane Watson
Community Member
4 years ago

Thanks for sharing this. By the way, I'm coming up on five years sober (11/29/16). -Shane (Silverladder) fouryearss...b5e167.jpg fouryearssober-5819058b5e167.jpg

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8.5 Months Sober

8.5 Months Sober

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell
Community Member
4 years ago

Well done you are awesome :0)

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#4

6 Months Sober

6 Months Sober

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Jen Ray
Community Member
4 years 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
Community Member
4 years 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
Community Member
4 years 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

MEATTEO Report

Zugga aka Pia Isabell
Community Member
4 years ago

What a diffrent well done :0) awesome you.

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#8

1 Year Sober

1 Year Sober

MEATTEO Report

Stephanie Birdwell
Community Member
4 years ago

Same guy from number 8.

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#9

1 Year Sober

1 Year Sober

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Koen Vleminckx
Community Member
4 years 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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Toni Romanelli
Community Member
4 years ago

Actually they ARE two different people

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#11

7 Years Sober

7 Years Sober

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Tish Ramsey
Community Member
4 years ago

Bravo. Look at that smile. You're glowing!

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#12

99 Days Sober

99 Days Sober

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Buddy Hoffmann
Community Member
4 years ago

But a bitch ain't 1

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#13

1 Year Sober

1 Year Sober

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Christine Todd-Barlow
Community Member
4 years ago

Absolutely amazing!!

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#14

1 Year Sober

1 Year Sober

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

the streacher got smaller

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#15

6 Months Sober

6 Months Sober

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Kirsa Rasmussen
Community Member
4 years ago

He looks younger

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#16

156 Days Sober

156 Days Sober

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Erin Lee
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow he looks so much younger.

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#17

500 Days Sober

500 Days Sober

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Diana Lazar
Community Member
4 years ago

This is the 3rd picture with this guy.

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#18

3y 4m 17d Sober Together

3y 4m 17d Sober Together

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Community Member
4 years ago

Thank you! It literally saved his life and allowed both of us to have a life worth living.

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#19

95 Days Sober

95 Days Sober

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Dawn Hill
Community Member
4 years ago

Hello handsome & healthy!!!

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#20

1 Year Sober

1 Year Sober

wrovers Report

Zugga aka Pia Isabell
Community Member
4 years ago

ahh pretty you <3 well done

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#21

1 Year Sober

1 Year Sober

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Monica Towner
Community Member
4 years ago

He went from "NOT" to HOT!!

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#22

6 Months Sober

6 Months Sober

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Deleine
Community Member
4 years ago

you look so good!!

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#23

At 11 Months Sober (3.85 Years Now)

At 11 Months Sober (3.85 Years Now)

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Anna von 30sto50s
Community Member
4 years ago

What a handsome fella on the right!

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#24

4 Years Sober

4 Years Sober

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Natalie
Community Member
4 years ago

Stfu lol you look so amazing

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#25

1 Year Sober

1 Year Sober

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell
Community Member
4 years ago

Much better ^^

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#26

77 Days Sober

77 Days Sober

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell
Community Member
4 years ago

Keep going girl you are amazing :0)

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#27

7 Months Sober

7 Months Sober

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Rajani Sarasan
Community Member
4 years ago

Dang people are dropping weight like a whole person

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#28

1 Year Sober

1 Year Sober

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell
Community Member
4 years ago

well done you are awesome :0)

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#29

1 Year Sober

1 Year Sober

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Natalie
Community Member
4 years ago

You look so much more beautiful and healthy now

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#30

100 Days Sober

100 Days Sober

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Deleine
Community Member
4 years ago

you look amazing!!

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#31

120 Days Without A Drink

120 Days Without A Drink

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Dawn Munoz
Community Member
4 years ago

Great job

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#32

5 Months Sober

5 Months Sober

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell
Community Member
4 years ago

Look really young .. all you need is a smile on that healty new face :0)

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5 Months Sober.

5 Months Sober.

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Kim Keenan
Community Member
4 years ago

You look 20 years younger!!! ♡

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#34

What A Difference 5+ Years Of Sobriety Makes! Sober Date: January 16, 2011. #recoveryrocks #iamtheevidence #gratitude

What A Difference 5+ Years Of Sobriety Makes! Sober Date: January 16, 2011. #recoveryrocks #iamtheevidence #gratitude

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Kathleen Ferry
Community Member
4 years ago

Love love love!!!! You are a Rock star!

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#35

2 Years.

2 Years.

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Rosemary Walsh
Community Member
4 years ago

My father FINALLY became sober. I will always wish he had done it when I was a young girl.

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151 Days Sober

151 Days Sober

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Caroline Hoxter
Community Member
4 years ago

Good for you! On the left you are in a hospital bed. On the right you are fit and healthy. You should be very proud!! You rock, keep it up.

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#37

21 Months Sober

21 Months Sober

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Natalie
Community Member
4 years ago

I love your tattoos girl - haters always gonna hate - keep moving n brush your proud shoulders off! Beautiful

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#38

2 Years

2 Years

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Gina Cee
Community Member
4 years ago

Whoa, awesome transformation

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#39

Before & After :)

Before & After :)

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Community Member
4 years ago

MUCH happier lol ;)

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#40

19 Months Sober

19 Months Sober

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Irene Arnold Martin
Community Member
4 years ago

Awesome!

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#41

17 Months Sober

17 Months Sober

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Heidy Kairos
Community Member
4 years ago

gorgeous

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#42

1,368 Days Sober

1,368 Days Sober

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Rebel Lillo
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful!

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#43

15 Months Sober

15 Months Sober

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Irene Arnold Martin
Community Member
4 years ago

Amazing!

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#44

9 Years Sober

9 Years Sober

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Caryn Sloan
Community Member
4 years ago

You look so vibrant and years younger!

#45

1,5 Years Sober.

1,5 Years Sober.

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Michael Southern
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm thinking the photo on the left is the after photo, and the one on the right is the before photo! Just possibly...

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#46

13 Months Sober .. Not Only Did I Stop Alcohol And All Non Aa Substance I Also Stopped Drinking Soda.

13 Months Sober .. Not Only Did I Stop Alcohol And All Non Aa Substance I Also Stopped Drinking Soda.