According to statistics record of year 2015, about 26.9 percent of Americans engage in binge drinking and manifests alcohol addiction. Health professionals believe that alcohol addiction can be as lethal as drug addiction.
“Because alcohol is so easily available and part of our culture, many people may be drinking at dangerous levels without seeking help, as it has already become part of their lifestyle,” said Dr Gomathinayagam Kandasami, chief of the Addiction Medicine Department of the National Addictions Management Service shared in an interview.
For those who are struggling with alcohol dependency, the sky is not that bleak for you. According to numerical reports, 6.7 percent of adults receive treatment in order to be free from their liquor addiction.
One of those who successfully tried living the sober life is a Reddit user who goes by the name of ghostbackwards, in order to inspire people who experienced the same problem he had, the Reddit user posted his before and after photos to show how much he transformed within seven months of his recovery from alcohol addiction.
In just a span of seven months, ghostbackwards was able to lose weight, reduce redness of his skin, and practice better self-grooming.
Apparently, ghostbackwards was not the only Reddit user who was able to defeat his alcoholic addiction. In the photos above which were taken yearly from year 2011 to 2013, silverladder was able to lose weight as well and live a sober life!
“My life is 180 degrees from where it was just two years ago. I am thankful for sobriety and thankful to have a second chance at life.” Silverladder shared together with the picture he shared in Reddit.
“In the first photograph, I found myself alone, nearly 300 lbs, in an extraordinary amount of credit card debt (nearly $20,000) and without a job.”
The reddit user, dr_dan_is_sober, shared the struggles he faced during his alcohol dependency.
Six years after, dr_dan_is_sober has lost weight and now weighs180 pounds, does not have a debt, enjoys a great career, and is currently in a happy and fulfilling relationship.
In just a span of six months, Reddit user named size16french made an inspiring transformation. According to the reddit user, he realized he had to change for the better when he developed acute pancreatitis. After making the life-changing decision to live the sober life, he lost weight and even rides his mountain bike and travel 33 miles every day!
300 days after giving up his love for alcohol, reddit user named Maetteo (below) shows off his inspiring body transformation after trading his bottle of beer with a bottle of water!
Not to be outdone, women also shared photos of incredible transformation when they beat alcohol dependency. After getting sober, a Reddit user named brittsuzanne, has lost weight and gained an attractive healthy glow.
Just like Brittsuzanne, Beth Leipholtz proves how great wonders can happen to your body after years of living sober. In just over a year, she had lost a lot of weight and now maintains a healthy and beautiful figure.
The couple pictured below shows how easier it is to resist alcoholic temptation when you are journeying through sobriety together. Now, the inspiring couple have been living the alcohol free live for 3 years, 4 months, and 17 days making them truly a #relationshipgoals!
As C.S. Lewis once said, “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
If you are struggling with your own bout against alcohol dependency, keep in your mind that if these people can do it, so could you! Do not lose your determination, believe that you are capable of becoming a better version of yourself!