We’re constantly told that everything should be done in moderation, and this is especially true when it comes to the consumption of alcohol.
It’s a well known fact that too much alcohol can cause high blood pressure (which increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke), lethargy, can contribute to you becoming overweight, as well as a multitude of other health related issues.
While it is obviously difficult to go ‘cold turkey’ and give up the drink for good, this photo series shows the amazing visual results of doing so. Of course many of the people featured in these before and after photos complimented quitting alcohol with a balanced diet and exercise, the pictures nevertheless show us the dramatic difference the alcohol can make to your mind and body!
To respect the privacy of the individuals below, we have chosen not to disclose their names.
1 This Woman, Who Was Dropped Out Of School At The Age Of 14, Battled Alcoholism And Depression To Become An A&E Doctor 15 Years Later
2 On The Left - 2009 During A 6 Month Relapse After I Left My Daughter's Dad And Tried To Convince Myself That Without Him, I Didn’t Have An Addiction. On The Right - 2017 After Celebrating 7 Years Of Sobriety, Dropping The Weight, Accepting My Body, Exploring My Sexuality And Thriving In The Uniqueness That Makes Me, Me
3 Here Is What 826 Days Sober Looks Like. Left Is Me June 11th 2014, On The Right Is Me Today. Recovery Is Possible
4 Left Is Me In The ICU From An Overdose. Decided I Was Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired And Am 6 Months Clean And Sober Today
5 One Year Of No Alcohol Has Changed My Life. I Lost 53 Pounds And I'm 1000 Times Happier. I Tried To Recreate My Bloated Pic
6 11 Months Sober And Life Has Never Been Better. I've Lost 20kg!
7 So Proud Of My Brother. Celebrated One Year Of Sobriety And Also Being One Person Lighter. Just Awesome
8 Today I Am Three Years Sober. This Is Day 1 After Being Assaulted And Last Week. It's A Huge Relief To Know I Don't Have To Drink Anymore
9 2,5 Years Of Sobriety And Powerlifting
10 By The Grace Of God... I’ve Made It 4 Years. My Past Made Me Who I Am But I’m Never Looking Back. This Mugshot Was A Painful Reminder Of Despair