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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

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

One Step At A Time

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Kjorn
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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

5 Months Sober

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2 Years Sober

2 Years Sober

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8 Months Sober

8 Months Sober

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#18

1 Year Difference

1 Year Difference

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6 Months Sober

6 Months Sober

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#21

234 Days Sober

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

Before & After

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15 Months Sober

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

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

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

5 Months Sober

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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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1,5 Years Sober

1,5 Years Sober

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21 Months Sober

21 Months Sober

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4 Months Sober

4 Months Sober

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Justin time
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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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#55

1 Year Sober (I'm On The Left)

1 Year Sober (I'm On The Left)

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6 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

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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👇after One Year Drinking / Before Drinking 👇

👇after One Year Drinking / Before Drinking 👇

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Alcohol

Alcohol

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Before

Before

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Yikes

Yikes

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Me

Me

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