Recovery Quotes

90 Recovery and Addiction Quotes to inspire Sobriety

Addiction is one of the darkest stages of life. Almost 23 million Americans are currently addicted to alcohol and/or other drugs. Addiction recovery requires lot of perseverance, self-awareness, optimism, will power and discipline. Coping with cravings and dealing with relapse are toughest steps in the journey of getting sober. Motivation can drive you away from the chaos and destruction of addiction, steering us into clean and sober lives. Use these Recovery and Addiction Quotes to inspire Sobriety and find motivation through your journey.

Addiction Quotes

  1. “Addiction quitting is to stop feeding your addiction.” ~ Invajy

Addiction Quotes

  1. “When you can stop, you don’t want to. And when you want to stop, you can’t. That’s addiction.” ~ Anonymous

Addiction Quotes

  1. “Addiction denied is recovery delayed.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Addiction and recovery Quotes

  1. “Recovery is hard. Regret is harder.” ~ Brittany Burgunder

Recovery Quotes

  1. “Nothing is impossible; the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’” ~ Audrey Hepburn

Encouraging image quotes

  1. “Addiction is a repeated temporary…stilling. I am concerned with peace…not mere relief.”~ Edward Albee
  2. “Your addiction is not you, but it feels like you because you’ve spent so much intimate time together.”~ Toni Sorenson
  3. “Your addiction to daily distraction denies you of effectiveness.”~ Bernard Kelvin Clive
  4. “People are not addicted to alcohol or drugs, they are addicted to escaping reality.” ~ Anonymous
  5. “Alcoholism is above all a disease of denial.” ~ David Stafford

Recovery Quotes

  1. “Recovery is an acceptance that your life is in shambles, and you have to change. ” ~ Jamie Lee Curtis
  2. “Recovery is about progression, not perfection.” ~ Anonymous
  3. “Recovery didn’t open the gates of heaven and let me in. Recovery opened the gates of hell and let me out!” ~ Anonymous
  4. “Your best days are ahead of you. The movie starts when the guy gets sober and puts his life back together; it doesn’t end there.” ~ Bucky Sinister
  5. “Addiction brings apathy. Break the apathy, and you break the addiction.” ~ Mango Wodzak
  6. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ~ Confucius
  7. “I’m not telling you it is going to be easy; I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” ~ Art Williams
  8. “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” ~ Carl Bard
  9. “If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” ~ Zen proverb
  10. “Recovery is not a race. You don’t have to feel guilty if it takes you longer than you thought it would.” ~ Anonymous

Quotes inspiring Sobriety

  1. “If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.” ~ Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  2. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  3. “The goal isn’t to be sober. The goal is to love yourself so much that you don’t need to drink.” ~ Anonymous
  4. “Remember that just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.” ~ Robert Downey Jr.
  5. “Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it’s something that doesn’t get a day off.” ~ Demi Lovato
  6. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” ~ J.K. Rowling
  7. “When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.” ~ Anonymous
  8. “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. “One of the hardest things was learning that I was worth recovery.” ~ Demi Lovato
  10. “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you have no strength.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Quotes about Addiction and Recovery

  1. “Great acts are made up of small deeds.” ~ Lao Tzu
  2. “One thing you must realize is that: you either kill your addiction or your addiction will eventually kill you.” ~ Oche Otorkpa
  3. “Don’t let the past steal your present.” ~ Terri Guillemets
  4. “When your past calls, don’t answer. It has nothing new to say.” ~ Anonymous
  5. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  7. “Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” ~ Steve Maraboli
  8. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsch
  9. “No matter how dark the night may get, your light will never burn out.” ~ Jeanette LeBlanc
  10. “In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” ~ Drew Barrymore

Addiction Quotes

  1. “Addiction is the only prison where the locks are on the inside.” ~ Anonymous
  2. “An addict is someone who uses their body to tell society that something is wrong.” ~ Stella Adler
  3. “We cannot, in a moment, get rid of habits of a lifetime.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  4. “Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  5. “Life is a series of relapses and recoveries.” ~ George Ade
  6. “Recovery is all about using our power to change our beliefs that are based on faulty data.” ~ Kevin McCormick
  7. “Part of recovery is relapse. I dust myself off and move forward again.” ~ Steven Alder
  8. “There is no shame in beginning again, for you get a chance to build bigger and better than before.” ~ Leon Brown
  9. “Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement.” ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo
  10. “Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.”  ~ Zig Ziglar

Motivational Quotes for Addiction Recovery

  1. “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  2. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  3. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  4. “Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” ~ David Richo
  5. “Even in the midst of devastation, something within us always points the way to freedom.” ~ Sharon Salzberg
  6. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
  7. “You have to break down before you can break through.” ~ Marilyn Ferguson
  8. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” ~ George Addair
  9. “You feel your strength in the experience of pain.” ~ Jim Morrison
  10. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

Addiction Recovery Quotes

  1. “It’s not all over, till you have the courage to comeback.” ~ Invajy
  2. “Sometimes you’ve just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.” ~ Dr. Phil
  3. “Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  4. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.”~ Zig Ziglar
  5. “The best way out is always through.” ~ Robert Frost
  6. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” ~ C.S. Lewis
  7. “Change your behaviors and your feelings will follow.” ~ Susan McMahon
  8. “Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.” ~ Chinese proverb
  9. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” ~ Alice Walker
  10. “No other road, no other way, no day but today.” ~ Jonathan Larson

Addiction Quotes

  1. “What did you think? I would not comeback? See I am back.” ~ Invajy
  2. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” ~ Walt Disney
  3. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” ~ Lou Holtz
  4. “I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.” ~ Charlotte Bronte
  5. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” ~ Japanese proverb
  6. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ~ Confucius
  7. “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” ~ Wayne W. Dyer
  8. “There are people who are addicted to sadness the way others are addicted to coffee or cigarettes.” ~ Marty Rubin
  9. “Just because something is familiar, doesn’t mean it’s safe. And just because something feels safe, doesn’t mean it’s good for you.” ~ Brittany Burgunder
  10. “The Power to redefine your life and purpose is in your hands, use it effectively like a wise person.” ~ Oche Otorkpa

Drug Addiction Quotes

  1. “The priority of any addict is to anaesthetize the pain of living to ease the passage of day with some purchased relief.” ~ Russell Brand
  2. “Quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it a hundred times.” ~ Mark Twain
  3. “Addiction is an adaptation. It’s not you–it’s the cage you live in.” ~ Johann Hari
  4. “The initial journey towards sobriety is a delicate balance between insight into one’s desire for escape and abstinence from one’s addiction.” ~ Debra L. Kaplan
  5. “What is addiction, really? It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress. It is a language that tells us about a plight that must be understood.” ~ Alice Miller
  6. “Nobody stays recovered unless the life they have created is more rewarding and satisfying than the one they left behind.” ~ Anne Fletcher
  7. “You can get the monkey off your back, but the circus never leaves town.” ~ Anne Lamott
  8. “Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem.” ~ Kurt Cobain
  9. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” ~ Chinese Proverb
  10. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” ~ Henry Ford

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