Battling an addiction is one of the hardest things a person can face in their life. James Gordon puts it nicely when he says that “it’s not that some people have will power and some don’t…it’s that some people are willing to change and others are not.” The ultimate truth is that the greatest issue is admitting that the addition is there, slowly ruining the person’s life.

Changing your life might be hard, but once we are determined to leave the bad habits behinds, that’s when our life really starts.

Below are some of the best and most influential stories of people who gave up drinking. Take a look at how these brave individuals who took back control of their life are now happy and healthy.

#1 I Took The Picture On The Left Almost 17 Months Ago, Outside An Emergency Room, At Sunrise, Something Told Me I Didn’t Want To Forget That Moment. I Forget Easily. I’m Going Public With This Now Simply Because I Need To Advocate For Recovery More

recoveryrockstars

#2 I Gave Up Alcohol When My Daughter Turned 1. I’m 5 Years Sober Today

Doolan91

#3 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

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#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

sturgio_garcia

#5 Lost 105 Lbs In 15 Months. First I Quit Drinking. Three Months Later I Changed My Diet (Cut Carbs And Portion Control). Finally, About 12 Months Of Working Out. Change Is Possible No Matter What Your Age Is

Slipperyfister

#6 1 Year Without Drinking

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#7 After A Decade Under The Influence And Not Taking Care Of Myself, I Am 3 Weeks Away From 1 Year Of Sobriety. 50 Lbs Lighter And A New Job Doing What I Am Passionate About. Life Is Much Better And I Definitely Enjoy It Now

fatheraabed

#8 A Little Over A Year Ago. I’d Had Most Of A Box Of Wine Earlier In The Day And Then Drank Around 12oz Of Whiskey On Stage (Stand Up Comedy) In Front Of A Crowd. Currently, Almost A Year Sober

mrquint

#9 11 Months Sober And Life Has Never Been Better. I’ve Lost 20kg!

JohnDeCaux

#10 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

Klamsykrawl

#11 Here Is What 826 Days Sober Looks Like. Left Is Me June 11th 2014, On The Right Is Me Today. Recovery Is Possible

DisregardThisOrDont

#12 I’m Coming Up On My First Year Of Sobriety. It’s Crazy What A Difference A Year Can Make

skab_365

#13 10 Years. Sobriety. Good Support Network. And A Firm Dedication To Being The Superhero My Dog Thinks I Am

theyseemErockin

#14 So Proud Of My Brother. Celebrated One Year Of Sobriety And Also Being One Person Lighter. Just Awesome

VoteLibertarian

#15 My Recovery Progress Makes Me Smile. 4+ Years Of Sobriety Transformation

katyaontko

#16 Before And After 307 Days Sober

RustyB1981

#17 The Progression Of Sobriety. 24 Hours/1 Year. One Day At A Time

dunnkw

#18 Just Found A Old Picture Of Me On FB. I’m About 9 Months Sober From The Time It Was Taken

level1biscuit

#19 Doesn’t Seem Like Much To Some But 100 Days With No Alcohol. Don’t Let Fear Of Judgement Get In The Way Of A Better Life

PootieTang_

#20 What A Year Of Sobriety And 60 Pounds Lost Looks Like

bmax91

#21 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

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#22 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

skab_365

#23 Quit Drinking One Year Ago This Weekend. 35 Lbs Loss

iDoneDo

#24 Lost 170 Lbs In 18 Months. Sobriety, Diet, And Exercise Have Paid Off

smithersboss

#25 2,5 Years Of Sobriety And Powerlifting

Celticjumper

#26 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

bettyfatstacks

#27 One Year Sober!

TheDude0007

#28 On The Left: 1-4 Bottles Of Wine A Week… Dayum, There’s A Lot Of Full Coverage Foundation On That Mug. Eeeek. On The Right, 9 Months Later: Lots Of Infused Water, Bb Cream & Some Contour/Blush. The Difference: Sobriety

allyson.kane

#29 What A Difference 10 Months Can Make. I Quit Drinking, Started Working Out, Got Divorced, Moved 1000 Miles By Myself, And Started A New Business. Happier And Healthier Than I’ve Been In A Long Time

Meems138

#30 I Quit Drinking, Went Vegan And Started Running. Oh, And My Eyebrows Improved Too

BethanSuperstar

#31 The Beauty Of Living Life Sober Is Most Of My Struggles Today Are Based Around Amazing Blessings In My Life. Career Decision Struggles (But I Have Multiple Streams Of Income), Parenting Struggles (But I Have A Beautiful Baby Girl) And Struggling To Find My True Purpose In Life (But I’m Finally Asking Myself The Question And Pursuing Passions)

terin.devoto

#32 Friend Of Mine Got Sober And Went From Looking Like Frank Gallagher To Matt Damon

jrminoh

#33 Over 2 Years Clean And Sober

skab_365

#34 I Didn’t Realize What Alcohol Was Really Doing To Me Until I Stopped Drinking

Hand_Hugs

#35 5 Years Sober Today

lojke

#36 One Year Sober From Pills And Alcohol

theheartofthesea

#37 On The Left I Was At The Lowest Point In My Life. On The Right I Am 3 Months And 22 Days Clean And Sober

skab_365

#38 One Month Sober From Alcohol And Drugs

Gloomy_Shroomy

#39 July 2017 Vs January 2018. 120 Lbs Vs 160 Lbs. Depressed Vs Happy. Getting Sober Is The Best Thing I’ve Done

TimeTrxvel

#40 6 Months Dry. I’ve Got My Eyes Back. Before Pic About A Year Ago

Rainbowwonder23

#41 I’ve Been Sober A Year Today And A Lot Has Changed! It Started With Quitting Drinking, Then Off Antidepressants, Bought A House, Quit Smoking, Started Working Out, And Now Going Back To School! If You Want To Know What Your Future Looks Like, Look At The Decisions You Are Making Today

myinneralien

#42 Celebrating Four Years Sober

dub-squared

#43 Just Over 2 Years Ago Now I Quit Drinking. Put Simply – It Changed Everything

oneyearnobeer

#44 One Year Sober And Being Healthier. I Feel More Like Myself Than I Have In Years

Rooster55

#45 30 Months Without A Drink, And 2000 Miles Ran! I’ve Never Looked Like This

aaronm

#46 Twenty Months Of Sobriety

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#47 I Remember Being So Annoyed With Myself Waking Up Every Damn Saturday Morning Hungover And Bailing Out On The Gym – And One Day, I Stead Of Saying “F*ck It”, Everyone’s About To Meet A New Cass

cassdigiovanni

#48 I Quit Drinking And Taking Pills All Together (Been Sober Almost 4 Years Now) I Started My Own Online Workout, Nutrition And Coaching Business To Help Other Women Make A Positive Change In Their Life Too

almzone

#49 I’m A Year Sober

slayerr7x

#50 Sober And 20 Lbs Re-Gained

mnag

#51 It Simply Amazes Me When I Look Back At Old Pictures To See What Was And Find So Much Gratitude For What I Have And Who I Am Today

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#52 Picture On The Left Was Me Signing Off From Personal Insta Last Summer As I Was Bored Of Myself. Exhausted By Life, Drinking. Picture 2 Just Now 15 Months Alcohol Free

mandy_lovesober

#53 6,5 Months Of CICO, Sobriety And Running

sarafranchesca55

#54 5 Months Sober And Many More To Come

raking

#55 Lost 16 Lbs In 80 Days. IF And No Alcohol

nellymosa1

#56 8 Months Clean And Sober

tokieofrivia

#57 500 Days Sober. 1 Year Of Lifting Weights

Nopepleass

#58 It’s Been More Than 5,5 Years Since I Gave Up Drinking Alcohol For Good! Finding The Raw And Vegan Lifestyle Helped Me Stay Sober Once I Took The Decision. To Kick A Bad Habit You Have To Replace It With A Good One!

rawvana

#59 My Worst Day Sober Is Better Than My Best Day Drinking

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