"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.

#1

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.

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#2

1 Year Sober

1 Year Sober

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Cesi Baca
Community Member
4 years ago

The first pic almost looks like a mug shot.

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#3

8.5 Months Sober

8.5 Months Sober

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

it's not just the alcool at this point she work on herself too with better food and exercices

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#4

6 Months Sober

6 Months Sober

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Nash Nopper
Community Member
4 years ago

WOW!

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#5

1.5 Years Sober

1.5 Years Sober

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

he looks like Porthos first and now he looks like Aramis

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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

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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

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell
Community Member
4 years ago

Gratz with the new you so much better :0)

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#9

1 Year Sober

1 Year Sober

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

how can she wear the same dress?

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#10

5 Years Sober

5 Years Sober

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

damn she looks gorgeous!

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#11

7 Years Sober

7 Years Sober

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell
Community Member
4 years ago

So awesome and what a change :0)

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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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Zugga aka Pia Isabell
Community Member
4 years ago

wow what a diffrent :0)

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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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Zugga aka Pia Isabell
Community Member
4 years ago

looking so much better :0)

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#16

156 Days Sober

156 Days Sober

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell
Community Member
4 years ago

omg what a change look like a totally diffrent person .. well done :0)

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#17

500 Days Sober

500 Days Sober

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

you can see the shirt is so loose :-)

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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.

Rachel Bitton
Community Member
4 years ago

just incredible, an unbelievable transformation

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Scott Anderson
Community Member
4 years ago

Yeah! That's what was going to say - holy crap! That is quite a change in the both of you! Good for you both! Make it a permanent change! 😀👍🏻

Teresa Rodden
Community Member
4 years ago

That's awesome! Me and hubby have over 13 years sober together

Helen Thomas
Community Member
4 years ago

Lovely!

Khin Hnin
Community Member
4 years ago

you two look amazing together! such young and beautiful couple!! keep up the good work!

Christopher Bott
Community Member
4 years ago

Holy crap! That's a great change! You both look soo much better and healthier!

Carena Napier
Community Member
4 years ago

I we the biggest difference in this picture...great job!!!

Carena Napier
Community Member
4 years ago

I see....not I we

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Gosia Kotarka
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow

Kristy Zdrodowski Nagy
Community Member
4 years ago

HOLY CRAP!!!

Juli Cureton
Community Member
4 years ago

You both look amazing and how very proud you must be! Here's to many more years of happiness!!!!

Jeralynn Kawewong Kozak
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful and healthy couple!

Monica Salinas
Community Member
4 years ago

WowwwwwWWW! Kudos to you two!

Kimberly Cameron
Community Member
4 years ago

Amazing!

Brandon Bryce
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow! You two look amazing. Congrats keep it going

Julie Way
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow!! You two are a picture of health & happiness. Very inspiring💚

Jennifer Holck Crown
Community Member
4 years ago

You guys look amazing! Keep up the good work.

Sarah Robinson
Community Member
4 years ago

You guys look fantastic!!

Rosemary Walsh
Community Member
4 years ago

I am so happy for the two of you. I hope this inspires many others.

Paul Caress
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful and happy couple. Well done guys!!

Tammy Kushman
Community Member
4 years ago

What a win! You both look amazing.

Gemma Noble
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow! What an incredible transformation!

Sandra Biro
Community Member
3 years ago

you two are the poster child's perfect image of wellness! Amazing transformation!

Mia Melberg
Community Member
3 years ago

WOW! Just WOW!

Sadee Flames
Community Member
3 years ago

Keep up the good work. My partner and I sobered up together as well

Laura Hardymon-Klaes
Community Member
3 years ago

holy crap! Awesome!!

Jeannie Willard
Community Member
4 years ago

WOW! Both look amazing without the alcohol! She is very pretty without it!

Sara J. Rixon
Community Member
4 years ago

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Chelli Wilson
Community Member
4 years ago

They look like different people. I had to look at the pics a few times. Wow

Jennifer Dustin
Community Member
4 years ago

You guys look fantastic!

Heather Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow! You both look so much healthier! Much better looking too.

Philippa Howard
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow.you guys look great.

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#19

95 Days Sober

95 Days Sober

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

he must drink so much for loosing that much weight in 3 month only

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#20

1 Year Sober

1 Year Sober

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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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Deana
Community Member
4 years ago

Very nice....would love to see him sober AND with the beard!

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#22

6 Months Sober

6 Months Sober

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell
Community Member
4 years ago

Keep going girl and you will bee amazing <3

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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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Just a Purpler
Community Member
4 years ago

Whoa what? Does she live in NS Canada? I'm almost dead certain I've seen her here aha that's crazy

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#27

7 Months Sober

7 Months Sober

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell
Community Member
4 years ago

Much better and well done awesome you

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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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Zugga aka Pia Isabell
Community Member
4 years ago

well done you look amazing :0)

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#30

100 Days Sober

100 Days Sober

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell
Community Member
4 years ago

Keep going girl and smile ;0)

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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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#33

5 Months Sober.

5 Months Sober.

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Natalie
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow you look so amazing

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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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Nicole Romero
Community Member
4 years ago

You're a cutie pie :)

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#35

2 Years.

2 Years.

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Mary Davis
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm so proud. You look great!

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#36

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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PoorMan
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4 years ago

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Let's quit drinking and get a bunch of stupid chest tattoo's so I still look like a drunk.

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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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Kenadee Bickford
Community Member
4 years ago

Tbh she looks evil in the 1st picture lol

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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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Denis O'Sullivan
Community Member
4 years ago

Great Job!!

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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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Heidy Kairos
Community Member
4 years ago

the new you look more beautiful....

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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.

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Christina Brault
Community Member
4 years ago

You're so happy and making so many things happen! So stoked for you girl!

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#47

2 Months Sober

2 Months Sober

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Jonathan Parkin
Community Member
4 years ago

Impressive! Someone's worked off that beer belly, you kick ass!

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#48

Before And ~6 Monthsish

Before And ~6 Monthsish

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Kimberly Cameron
Community Member
4 years ago

Nice!

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#49

234 Days Sober

234 Days Sober

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Tish Ramsey
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow, bravo. SO beautiful!

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#50

8 Months Sober

8 Months Sober

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Caryn Sloan
Community Member
4 years ago

You look great!

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