A mother of four from Sheffield, England, died in 2014 as a result of liver disease caused by excessive drinking.
Beverly Pickorer was just 36 when she died in August 2014, according to First to Know.
Pickorer began drinking in her early 20s due to a number of difficult relationships, and increasingly lost control. At her worst, she was drinking the equivalent of 40 beers per day.
This resulted in her developing cirrhosis of the liver. Her teeth rotted and she was no longer able to speak.
Pickorer was confined to a care home for nine months, where she required constant assistance. Most of the other patients at the home were pensioners.
Prior to her stay in the home, she spent four months in the hospital.
Anthony Howard, Pickorer’s partner for five years, released the photos as a warning to others of the impact of severe alcohol abuse.
Prior to Pickorer’s death, Howard underwent training so he could take care of her at home.
“I love her so much, I will look after her and do anything she needs,” Howard told the Sheffield Telegraph in February 2014.
He had no illusions about the final outcome.
“Her condition isn’t any worse, but it isn’t any better either,” he told the Telegraph. “It’s definitely fatal. It’s just not knowing when she’s going to go.”
Cirrhosis is only one of the diseases which can develop as a result of alcohol abuse. Others include stetosis, alcoholic hepatitis, and fibrosis.
The body’s ability to resist infections is also weakened for 24 hours after consuming a large quantity of alcohol, according to information from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, as cited by the San Francisco Globe.
Alcoholism is a psychological disorder, much like depression. According to the NIAA, 17 million people suffered from alcohol use disorder (AUD) in the U.S. in 2012.