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Remember our post about the 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 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, and 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!

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3 Year 4 Months 17 Days Sober Together

3 Year 4 Months 17 Days Sober Together

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    15 Months Sober

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    Kjorn
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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    1.5 Years Sober

    1.5 Years Sober

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    Ingrid Renate
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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    One Step At A Time

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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    5 Months Sober

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    2 Years Sober

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    8 Months Sober

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    1 Year Difference

    1 Year Difference

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    6 Months Sober

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    #21

    234 Days Sober

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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Unfortunately both pics are of me. The first one was in August 2015 in active alcoholism and in the other one I'm sober and 46 lbs lighter.

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    13+ Years Sober

    13+ Years Sober

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    Before & After

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    #27

    15 Months Sober

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    #30

    11 Months Sober (3.85 Years Now)

    11 Months Sober (3.85 Years Now)

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    10 Months Down

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    Dorottya Hévizi
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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    5 Years Sober

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    Dorottya Hévizi
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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    5 Months Sober

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    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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    1,5 Years Sober

    1,5 Years Sober

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    21 Months Sober

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    4 Months Sober

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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    #53

    10 Years Sober, 2016 Vs 2006

    10 Years Sober, 2016 Vs 2006

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    #54

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

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

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    1 Year Sober (I'm On The Left)

    1 Year Sober (I'm On The Left)

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    7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    do you have pics that give a better representation of yourself while drinking? I see a more active person. We like to see facial differences and weight loss or gain.

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    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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    #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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    #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

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    Yikes

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    Me

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