Remember our post about effects of alcohol on the body? It became a viral sensation with more than 1.4 million views and inspired more than 50 Bored Panda readers to upload their own stories. We decided that these pandas deserve a separate post, so we made a part II to raise even more awareness.

There are so many benefits of quitting drinking - starting with improved health, lost pounds and ending with feeling so much better about yourself while also managing the sometimes irreparable long-term effects of alcohol abuse.

Some of these people changed so much, they're barely recognizable compared to their previous selves - take a look below at our compilation. Be inspired and inspire others to quit alcohol too!

#1

3 Year 4 Months 17 Days Sober Together

3 Year 4 Months 17 Days Sober Together

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Ana T.
Community Member
4 years ago

both of them look great

Vini Vinsent
Community Member
4 years ago

Amen!

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

damn! hard to believe they're the same people!

varwenea
Community Member
4 years ago

You two are so adorable! Congrats!

Ingrid Renate
Community Member
4 years ago

Hello, I am a journalist for the Norwegian daily Dagbladet. We were wondering if we could use the pictures you have uploaded of before/ after sobriety? It would be a part of a bigger article with multiple pictures like yours. Best regards, Ingrid Cogorno / Dagbladet

Kimberly Scheffler
Community Member
2 years ago

You might want to ask for real photos that aren’t photo shopped

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Chris Conner
Community Member
4 years ago

Thanks for all the kind and unkind words, my friends! I decided to take a selfie last night as an updated picture. I don't know how to share it other than make it my profile picture. You can click on it and hopefully see it. I consider the photoshopped comments compliments, thanks! To me, it isn't about losing weight or looking more attractive, this isn't a popularity contest. It's about the quality of life and positives you can find in living a sober existence and being able to share that with others who may find it appealing to do it themselves. I don't want to say I am anti-alcohol, I believe people can make their own choices and, in many instances, live better than me, even with alcohol. But let's face it, alcohol is actually poison. I poisoned myself for fun and other reasons. One thing I can say for sure...when you drink, you are only borrowing happiness from tomorrow. It will always catch up to you. Thanks and congrats go to everyone else, too!

Ingrid Renate
Community Member
4 years ago

Hello, I am a journalist for the Norwegian daily Dagbladet. We were wondering if we could use the pictures you have uploaded of before/ after sobriety? It would be a part of a bigger video/article with multiple pictures like yours. Best regards, Ingrid Cogorno / Dagbladet

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Ден Анохин
Community Member
1 year ago

Did they just learn to look after their looks? Lol

Deborah Gable
Community Member
2 years ago

Drinking ages you tremendously

Kimberly Scheffler
Community Member
2 years ago

Ok, show me the real after picture, just sayin, this is so photo shopped!

Nancy
Community Member
4 years ago

cute couple

Sara Tuores
Community Member
4 years ago

Both changed, but she looks AMAZING now!

Christine Cornakovic
Community Member
4 years ago

Gorgeous couple!

Justin time
Community Member
4 years ago

She's has an amazing smile in the first pic, but omg, the second one!?

Kimberly Scheffler
Community Member
2 years ago

Sometimes the photo shopping doesn’t quite put things where it’s suppose to go! Lol

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Sally Brite
Community Member
4 years ago

So, when you stop drinking, you look airbrushed? Cool.

Kimberly Scheffler
Community Member
2 years ago

No kidding!

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Ricky Panton
Community Member
4 years ago

Your weight-loss was good enough you didn't need to put on that much make up but good for you guys I lost 87 pounds when I quit. 3 1/2 years sober now

Kimberly Scheffler
Community Member
2 years ago

Not makeup, photo ap! Geez, if they have a genuine message, be genuine

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Julieta Bacchin
Community Member
4 years ago

didnt need all the photoshop filter, looks fake

Little blue kitten
Community Member
4 years ago

they lost weight plus heavy photoshop.

Kimberly Scheffler
Community Member
2 years ago

They need to show their real faces

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

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This looks like a drunk party picture vs. a "cozy at home" one to be honest.

Olga Vol
Community Member
4 years ago

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Photoshop much? :D

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#2

1 Year Sober

1 Year Sober

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Tatjana Debus
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow idnt know that ist

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#3

5+ Years Of Sobriety

5+ Years Of Sobriety

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful change

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#4

4 Years Sober

4 Years Sober

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

Damn! she had a complete make over. She's beautiful!

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#5

15 Months Sober

15 Months Sober

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

don't forget when people stop drinking they also change their lifestyle. great change!

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#6

1.5 Years Sober

1.5 Years Sober

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Perellli
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4 years ago

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You work out. You lose weight. Who knew?

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#7

One Step At A Time

One Step At A Time

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

he must be really proud of himself. when you get there you want to show it to people

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#8

1 Year Sober.

1 Year Sober.

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Terri Olson
Community Member
4 years ago

You look 12 years younger now.

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#9

2 Years Sober

2 Years Sober

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Justin time
Community Member
4 years ago

Why, hello!

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#10

5 Months Sober

5 Months Sober

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Justin time
Community Member
4 years ago

The hair curlers didn't work!

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#11

2 Years Sober

2 Years Sober

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

this little girl must be so proud of her father

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#12

Best Decision I Ever Made

Best Decision I Ever Made

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

From halloween to having a child?

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#13

11 Years Sober

11 Years Sober

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Amy Thompson
Community Member
4 years ago

I liked the beard though...

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#14

986 Days Sober

986 Days Sober

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Ronja Rövardotter
Community Member
4 years ago

Absolutely amazing! Great job man! You look very athletic, I guess bikinking? Superb thighs :-)) (and the dog is also gorgeous) :-)

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#15

At 77 Days, I Did My 1st Half Marathon!

At 77 Days, I Did My 1st Half Marathon!

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Dorottya Hévizi
Community Member
4 years ago

Congratulations!

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#16

9 Years Sober

9 Years Sober

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Paweł Toman
Community Member
4 years ago

looking very good!

#17

8 Months Sober

8 Months Sober

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Justin time
Community Member
4 years ago

Dayum, boy had some chiselled bones under there!

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#18

1 Year Difference

1 Year Difference

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

damn. she get some weight and get gorgeous

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#19

1 Year Sober

1 Year Sober

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Claire Copland
Community Member
4 years ago

Excellent tattoo though!

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#20

6 Months Sober

6 Months Sober

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Suhas SV
Community Member
4 years ago

When he got sober, he got a dog.

#21

234 Days Sober

234 Days Sober

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Jennifer Halsey
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4 years ago

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Her eyes are different colours, her nose and chin are all wrong. This is two different people.

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#22

13+ Years Sober

13+ Years Sober

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Justin time
Community Member
4 years ago

I wouldn't have put you anywhere above 24 that s mind blowing!

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#23

120 Days Without A Drink

120 Days Without A Drink

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

he looks sad

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#24

151 Days Sober

151 Days Sober

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Andrea Ferber
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4 years ago

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Getting out of the hospital might have scared him straight?

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#25

Before & After

Before & After

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#26

Sobriety Date 7/11/05

Sobriety Date 7/11/05

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Dorottya Hévizi
Community Member
4 years ago

Like 2 different people :D Keep it up, man!

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#27

15 Months Sober

15 Months Sober

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Justin time
Community Member
4 years ago

This is one of the biggest female transformation on here! So beautiful

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#28

3.5 Years Sober

3.5 Years Sober

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GlitterGlitch
Community Member
4 years ago

it seems like she was drunk while the fist pic was taken

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#29

17 Months Sober

17 Months Sober

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Dorottya Hévizi
Community Member
4 years ago

You Go, Girl!!!

#30

11 Months Sober (3.85 Years Now)

11 Months Sober (3.85 Years Now)

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Christine Cornakovic
Community Member
4 years ago

He looks like the hotter younger brother of the guy on the left.

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#31

10 Months Down

10 Months Down

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Dorottya Hévizi
Community Member
4 years ago

It might just be me, but even if they look a like, it's like they're 2 different people. The impression the pictures give is so different!

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#32

2 Months Sober

2 Months Sober

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow

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#33

1,368 Days Sober

1,368 Days Sober

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Kathrine Heilmann
Community Member
4 years ago

Her eyes looked tired

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#34

18 Months Sober

18 Months Sober

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Justin time
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh my God where did those red eyes go?!

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#35

21 Months Sober

21 Months Sober

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Dorottya Hévizi
Community Member
4 years ago

That beard really suits You!

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#36

11 Months Sober

11 Months Sober

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Iulia Draghiev
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm glad you made this decision! you look confident and amazing! Keep up the amazing work!

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#37

19 Months Sober

19 Months Sober

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Dorottya Hévizi
Community Member
4 years ago

Good job, man!

#38

5 Years Sober

5 Years Sober

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Dorottya Hévizi
Community Member
4 years ago

It's like a totally different lady! Incredible! Keep it up, Meghan!

#39

Got Sober 8/19/2012

Got Sober 8/19/2012

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#40

4 Years Sober

4 Years Sober

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Lyndsay Berry
Community Member
4 years ago

How did his ears go back to normal?

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#41

3 Year's Sober

3 Year's Sober

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Dorottya Hévizi
Community Member
4 years ago

You look gorgeous!

#42

13 Months Sober

13 Months Sober

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Dorottya Hévizi
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow :D

#43

5 Months Sober

5 Months Sober

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Justin time
Community Member
4 years ago

5 MINTHS SOBER? You don't even look old enough to drink!

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#44

Quit Drinking 3 Years Ago. Turning 33yrs Old This Year Felt Good.

Quit Drinking 3 Years Ago. Turning 33yrs Old This Year Felt Good.

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Kathrine Heilmann
Community Member
4 years ago

Huge impact

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#45

5 Years Sober

5 Years Sober

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Dorottya Hévizi
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow! Nice glasses!

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#46

10 Years Sober

10 Years Sober

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Dorottya Hévizi
Community Member
4 years ago

A firefly <3

#47

11 Months And 19 Days Sober

11 Months And 19 Days Sober

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Justin time
Community Member
4 years ago

Your moustache put on some weight

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#48

3 Months Sober

3 Months Sober

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Dorottya Hévizi
Community Member
4 years ago

Looking fine!

#49

1,5 Years Sober

1,5 Years Sober

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Jiří Hořčica
Community Member
4 years ago

Most gorgeous

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#50

21 Months Sober

21 Months Sober

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lisodocus
Community Member
4 years ago

You look good and cool tattoos :)

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#51

4 Months Sober

4 Months Sober

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Justin time
Community Member
4 years ago

These literally look like they could have been taken seconds apart...

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#52

5.25 Years Sober

5.25 Years Sober

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Dorottya Hévizi
Community Member
4 years ago

Awww :)

#53

10 Years Sober, 2016 Vs 2006

10 Years Sober, 2016 Vs 2006

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Kathrine Heilmann
Community Member
4 years ago

Looking 10 years younger

#54

2,5 Years Without Any Alcohol. I Feel Great!

2,5 Years Without Any Alcohol. I Feel Great!

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Dorottya Hévizi
Community Member
4 years ago

You look Great!

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#55

1 Year Sober (I'm On The Left)

1 Year Sober (I'm On The Left)

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#56

One Year Sober

One Year Sober

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#57

4 Years, 3 Months Clean And Sober. A Million Times Happier!

4 Years, 3 Months Clean And Sober. A Million Times Happier!

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Dorottya Hévizi
Community Member
4 years ago

You look fantastic!

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#58

3 Años.

3 Años.

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#59

1 1/2 Years ,no Beers!

1 1/2 Years ,no Beers!

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Dorottya Hévizi
Community Member
4 years ago

Face really looks less bloated! Keep up the good work!

#60

While Drinking.

While Drinking.

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#61

👇after One Year Drinking / Before Drinking 👇

👇after One Year Drinking / Before Drinking 👇

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#62

Alcohol

Alcohol

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Before

Before

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#64

Yikes

Yikes

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#65

Me

Me

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