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[–]static1053 533 points534 points  (1 child)

Congrats! I used for around 10 years been sober 2. It really is amazing what we can accomplish. Keep going!

[–]bluepillow7 291 points292 points  (0 children)

Keep going! You are an absolute legend to yourself and everyone around you. There is so much out there for us, so dont bother looking back

[–]lindso-is-angry 2300 points2301 points  (10 children)


[–]bluepillow7 769 points770 points  (3 children)

Cheers :)

[–]ikeepwipingSTILLPOOP 947 points948 points  (4 children)

Congrats! If i may, typically progress pics of any kind read from left to right! Srsly, you look wonderful!

[–]PreviouslyRecent001 59 points60 points  (0 children)

You're telling me.

[–]not_sugar 693 points694 points  (1 child)

Wait so right is before and left is after? :O

[–]bluepillow7 519 points520 points  (0 children)

Sorry, yeah, i messed up the format.

[–]Muppet_Cartel 438 points439 points  (1 child)

You look fantastic! Addiction is a beast, and beating it takes a lot of courage. Congratulations on your recovery.

[–]bluepillow7 227 points228 points  (0 children)

Courage but mainly bloody minded commitment and stubbornness

[–]SmallPeePeeBoy42069 1704 points1705 points  (2 children)

Wow, I didn't know reverse aging was possible.

[–]bluepillow7 1036 points1037 points  (1 child)

Funny that the more meds i took and the 'healthier' i ate the older I got

[–]SmallPeePeeBoy42069 327 points328 points  (0 children)

Well girl. Thank god you are off the meds. The lady on the right looks like your mom.

[–]veastt 98 points99 points  (1 child)

Not detract from the positivity of the post, but WOW drugs really do mess people up. You're the second post I've seen today of people overcoming and addiction and getting back on their feet, and it's like a night and day thing

[–]bluepillow7 115 points116 points  (0 children)

Drugs and an eating disorder. 10/10 would not recommend. I think people also dont realise how bad 'legal' things can be too

[–]bluepillow7 4133 points4134 points  (23 children)

Obviously before on the right and after on the left!

[–]raquille- 2323 points2324 points  (1 child)

I was going to say! Wow you look amazing now. You’ve literally de-aged by about 20 years.

[–]bluepillow7 1087 points1088 points  (0 children)

And im sure the inside of my body has de-aged too (although I still have cardiac issues sometimes). I knew a lot of people who looked at least 20 years older than they were.

[–]guitarguy109 449 points450 points  (2 children)

Can I ask you why you put it in that order?

[–]bluepillow7 1191 points1192 points  (1 child)

Because I was scrolling through my pics by date and clicked on the most recent first and then the older one second and i couldnt be arsed to re-scroll all the way down

Edit : basically im lazy and using a Samsung

[–]guitarguy109 299 points300 points  (0 children)

I relate so much to this lol

[–]The_H3rbinator 372 points373 points  (1 child)

7 years is quite a jump and I've seen some people age that much...

But holy crap, you didn't just kick addiction's butt, you drank ALL of the contents from the Fountain of Youth! Hell yeah!

[–]bluepillow7 255 points256 points  (0 children)

And ate alot of youth biscuits on the side

[–]harryzuknowme 188 points189 points  (0 children)

Whha? I was completely assuming that the left was an old highschool picture or something

You look lovely, cheers!

[–]todellagi 292 points293 points  (9 children)

Haha don't feel bad but it's confusing as hell. Just straight up the wrong way. I looked at this for half a minute trying to figure out what type of a roller coaster you went through.

[–]bluepillow7 197 points198 points  (0 children)

Haha, that comment literally made me choke . Yeah...watch out kids drugs will really fuck you up in ways you could never, ever expect

[–]CalvinE 105 points106 points  (1 child)

How old are you and what were you addicted to if I may ask?

[–]bluepillow7 279 points280 points  (0 children)

Age range 18-25, and it was initially prescription meds, then heavier stuff, then predominantly an eating disorder

[–]moonlightleak 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I was going to say, recovered from not aging?

[–]MonicaZelensky 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That makes a lot more sense.

[–]suyashgulati 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I was like wtf? Wrong sub reddit maybe! 😂😂😂


[–]earindyl 236 points237 points  (1 child)

You went from 60 to 16. You look great, but most importantly you look at peace. Well done.

[–]bluepillow7 160 points161 points  (0 children)

Honestly, that's so true. Even if I had looked worse afterwards, the mental clarity and inner peace that I have found is what I treasure above all else.

[–]BeautyDuwang 749 points750 points  (2 children)

Addicted you looks like mcauley culkin

[–]bluepillow7 486 points487 points  (0 children)

Ironically, i did as a child too. I've heard this before

[–]redsenior 58 points59 points  (0 children)

Holy hell! 😂

[–]Al_Timmiter 82 points83 points  (2 children)

You literally went from haggard mom to beautiful young woman

[–]bluepillow7 104 points105 points  (1 child)

What if...i'm actually benjamin button....

[–]bluepillow7 112 points113 points  (0 children)


[–]rayray6280 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Congrats sister! Thats really amazing, and inspiring!!

[–]themarajade1 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Look how bright your eyes are now!! You’re so pretty and your skin looks flawless! Congrats on your achievement :)

[–]SalomoMaximus 134 points135 points  (1 child)

You are very beautiful, I hope you keep true to yourself to persevere that beauty. Not only on the surface but in your heart.

Btw.. you look really young, especially if one takes on consideration that you had at least 7 very painful years, probably more. I really hope the coming years, will be very enjoyable for you.

It's not about making up for anything that happend but to walk on, and loom ahead.

Go for it

[–]bluepillow7 69 points70 points  (0 children)

Haha! Thanks ever so much. Both are true, I guess I am young but I also have a terrible case of baby-face.

You're so right though, I think the longer we linger on the past, the more chance of going back there. When things go wrong, it's not 'going backwards' but just finding a new footing.

[–]SC487 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Apparently you also discovered the secret of age reversing! You look so much younger. Congrats!

[–]bluepillow7 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Bahaha yes.... I have the secret....

[–]Bluedogan 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Congratulations on your recovery!! I am so happy for you!

[–]DrVincenzooomg 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Goddamn, congrats!

[–]notanonlyfans 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Way to go OP!!!! That smile is absolutely radiant and speaks volumes. Wishing you nothing but positivity on your continued journey!

[–]bluepillow7 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Thanks so much!

[–]UrsusMajor53 10 points11 points  (0 children)

You must be so happy to have outrun the dragon. Congratulations.

[–]missymoo234 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Welcome back!

[–]fuckincoffee 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Congratulations on your hard earned recovery. I grew up in a small town rampant with addiction and have seen too many young lives lost, so its always awesome to see those who are able to come away from all that.

Side note: You may want to get that little mole on your neck checked out. I don't know if its the lighting or photo quality but it seems its gotten darker since your old photo.

[–]bluepillow7 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I think its the lighting, but im actually going to the doctor's in a couple of weeks (quarantined where I am), so i'll ask. Thanks

[–]tempotissues 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Love humans conquering their fears and addictions.

Godspeed sister.

[–]bluepillow7 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thank you ever so much. Wishing you all the best too, stay safe

[–]DutchessRavenwave 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Congrats on making it out! Your life awaits 💗

[–]gustavo-_fring 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Congrats from me, random stranger!

[–]88_keys_to_my_heart 6 points7 points  (0 children)

congrats! you look fantastic! :)

[–]Kimmyjoe 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Awesome 💕

[–]ovadiahy 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]AnAlienFromMars 5 points6 points  (1 child)

You're a very beautiful person, glad to hear you recovered.

[–]bluepillow7 7 points8 points  (0 children)


[–]RAZORthreetwo 5 points6 points  (0 children)


[–]penguinmash 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You go girl! Keep up the excellent work! I comend your strength.

[–]tavuksosis 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Congratulations! Keep it up!

[–]dylanigleheart 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Congratulations, I thought it was left the right at first

[–]bluepillow7 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Sorry about that!

[–]flowabout 7 points8 points  (0 children)

YES GIRL!!! Congratulations! Being sober is an amazing gift!

[–]SimpsonFanOnReddit 34 points35 points  (5 children)

Cool. But.. What addiction?

[–]bluepillow7 103 points104 points  (4 children)

Actually mainly prescription medication which then slipped into other stuff, and then an eating disorder. But its all a bit long winded to put into a title

[–]SimpsonFanOnReddit 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Okay. Well, it’s very nice to hear that you recovered and look very good (in comparison to the „before“ picture.) I have a remaining question: In what age range are you? Goddamn it, you look like 19 in the first picture. (That should be a compliment.)

[–]bluepillow7 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Not far off... won't say exact age but 18-25. Started getting ill when I was quite young

[–]SimpsonFanOnReddit 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Oof. Well, I wish you the best of luck.

[–]bluepillow7 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Thanks, you too. I've found that most people have shitty things to deal with, but it does get better eventually

[–]calirosern 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You look younger and more beautiful now!

[–]Cute-Bish 24 points25 points  (4 children)

I really don’t know if it is from right to left or left to right..you look beautiful in both pics haha!!

[–]bluepillow7 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Right to left, sorry bit confusing

[–]Cute-Bish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You are still beautiful eaither ways :)

Congrats on finally getting rid of it..I am just a random peraon on the Internet but I am proud of you for doing so!!

[–]uggibhai 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Happy Cake Day! 😊

[–]Cute-Bish 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Thank you ^ ^

[–]Shivam08567 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Congrats mate : )

[–]abomasolsnow998 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Congratulations!! That's awesome! You look so much happier and healthier in the the after picture! I'm so proud of you! Keep it up!

[–]OscarCookeAbbott 17 points18 points  (0 children)

From 41 to 14 haha

[–]menoum_menoum 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Are you ever "recovered" from addiction?

[–]bluepillow7 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Hmmm very true. I like to think I have the same likelihood as anyone else in the general population as turning back to anorexia and drugs. So, yeah, i need to remain vigilant but I like to think that I'm at least in strong remission

[–]menoum_menoum 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Glad to hear it. I think it's an idea born in AA that one is forever a "recovering" addict, which I think helps send home the importance of remaining vigilant, as you say.

Congratulations on your progress, you look great. One day at a time!