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The road to recovery can be extremely challenging and often seemingly impossible to navigate. For this reason, it’s crucial that those who are attempting to depart on this journey remain motivated and continue to remind themselves of their ultimate purpose. One way to promote immediate inspiration is to read and share inspirational addiction quotes that can help an individual on the right track.
When a person is thinking positively, this can help them eschew thoughts and feelings related to depression and negativity. Reading quotes helps people remember that others out there have had similar experiences and lived through many of the same adversities. Also, sharing these quotes can help others, and elicit discussion that further serves to keep people in recovery feeling hopeful, strong, and motivated.
Drug Addiction Quotes for Reading and Sharing
“If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.” ~ Benjamin Alire Sáenz
“You can’t defeat the darkness by keeping it caged inside of you.” ~ Seth Adam Smith
“Don’t let the past steal your present.” ~ Terri Guillemets
“One of the hardest things was learning that I was worth recovery.” ~ Demi Lovato
“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient.” ~ Steve Maraboli
“Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you.” ~ Aldous Huxley
“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
“I avoid looking forward or backward and try to keep looking upward.” ~ Charlotte Brontë
“Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.” ~ Chris Bradford
“We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.”~ Santosh Kalwar
“At every stage, addiction is driven by one of the most powerful, mysterious, and vital forces of human existence. What drives addiction is longing—a longing not just of brain, belly, or loin, but finally of the heart.” ~ Cornelius Plantinga
“Addiction is the only prison where the locks are on the inside.” ~ Unknown
“Addiction—when you can give up something any time, as long as it’s next Tuesday.” ~ Nikki Sixx
“Rising from the ashes, I am born again, powerful, exultant, majestic through all the pain.” ~ Shannon Perry
“An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.” ~ Criss Jami
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” ~ Mark Twain
“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
“Sometimes, you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.” ~ Carrie Fisher
“In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” ~ Drew Barrymore
“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
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising up every time we fail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” ~ Zen proverb
“Addiction begins with the hope that something ‘out there’ can instantly fill up the emptiness inside.” ~ Jean Kilbourne
“Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.” ~ Carl Jung
“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
“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
“Nobody stays recovered unless the life they have created is more rewarding and satisfying than the one they left behind.” ~ Anne Fletcher
“Recovery is hard. Regret is harder.” ~ Brittany Burgunder
“First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
“All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
There is a considerable amount of wisdom out there regarding addiction, its emotional effects. To read further, go here for many more inspiring and insightful quotes.
Getting Help for Addiction
If you are struggling with substance abuse and addiction, we urge you to seek professional help as soon as possible. Just Believe Detox and Just Believe Recovery centers are specialized addiction treatment centers that offer customized, comprehensive programs intended to treat all aspects of the health and well-being of those we treat. Our programs feature evidence-based services and activities that are clinically proven to be beneficial for the recovery process, such as psychotherapy, counseling, group support, and much more.
If you are ready to take the first step and overcome addiction once and for all, please contact us today! We are dedicated to helping those who need it most break free from the cycle of addiction and reclaim the satisfying lives they deserve!