Anyone who has ever suffered from alcohol addiction, or known someone who has, can tell you: it’s rough. The destructive nature of heavy drinking can lead to weight gain, lethargy, depression—the list goes on and on.

Owing to the fact that it isn’t always easy, it’s important to support those who have managed to come out the other side of their addiction. You only need to take a look at a few of these success stories to see how much sobering up can affect a person’s entire being. It’s like night and day!

1. “7 months sober”

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2. “1 year sober”

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3. “8.5 months sober”

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4. “6 months sober”

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5. “1.5 years sober”

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6. “1.5 years sober”

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7. “300 days sober”

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8. “1 year sober”

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9. “1 year sober”

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10. “5 years sober”

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11. “7 years sober”

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12. “500 days sober”

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13. “1 year sober”

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14. “1 year sober”

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Good for these folks! It isn’t easy getting or staying sober, but the results speak for themselves. If you or anyone you know is struggling with alcohol addiction, start seeking help at sites like Alcoholic Anonymous and Secular Organizations For Sobriety.

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