When we share a problem then perspectives on a problem can change.
The beauty of recovery is that it allows you to rewrite your story. You are the author of your own redemption.
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them – every day, begin the task anew. Saint Francis de Sales
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. Marie Curie
Sometimes you just feel like you want to just give up. But you gotta search within you. You gotta find that inner strength. Find that motivation to not give up, and not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall flat on your face. Eminem
When your past calls, don’t answer. It has nothing new to say.
My identity shifted when I got into recovery. That’s who I am now, and it actually gives me greater pleasure to have that identity than to be a musician or anything else, because it keeps me in a manageable size. Eric Clapton
The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. William James
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller
My biggest fear in early recovery was that I would never have fun again. The beautiful truth is that recovery has given me freedom and the confidence to go out in the world and leave my own mark. Tom Stoddart
A compassionate approach leads to less addiction. Johann Hari
In recovery, you don’t have to be perfect; you just have to be committed to making progress. Motivational Recovery Quotes
There’s not a drug on Earth that can make life meaningful. Sarah Kane
Change your behaviors and your feelings will follow. Susan McMahon
One of the hardest things was learning that I was worth recovery. Demi Lovato
I would rather go through life sober, believing I am an alcoholic, than go through life drunk, trying to convince myself that I am not.
We cannot, in a moment, get rid of habits of a lifetime. Mahatma Gandhi
Blame is such a self-defeating choice. It renders one helpless, putting any solution well out of reach, for we rarely can change others. Consider this, a solution well within your reach, someone you can surely change: yourself. Russ Kyle
My recovery from drug addiction is the single greatest accomplishment of my life… but it takes work hard, painful work but the help is there. Jamie Lee Curtis
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world… as in being able to remake ourselves. Mahatma Gandhi
Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis. Zig Ziglar
Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself. Theodore T. Hunger
I like liquor its tastes and effects and that is just the reason why I’ll never drink it. Stonewall Jackson
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe
You don’t get over an addiction by stopping using. You recover by creating a new life where it’s easier to not use.
What is an addiction? 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
Short Motivational Recovery Quotes
Alcoholism is above all a disease of denial. David Stafford
I dwell in possibility. Emily Dickinson
Failure is a detour, not a deadend street. Zig Ziglar
No one grows except through challenges.
If things go wrong, don’t go with them. Roger Babson
Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese Proverb
Don’t let the past steal your present. Terri Guillemets
Recovery is not a destination, it’s a journey.
Every day is a second chance.
Where there is life there is hope. Ron Grover
Each day of sobriety is among the best days.
It won’t be like this forever. Motivational Recovery Quotes
Life is a series of relapses and recoveries. George Ade
Recovery is hard. Regret is harder. Brittany Burgunder
Gratitude is a solid foundation for joy.
Great acts are made up of small deeds. Lao Tzu
Every noble work is at first impossible. Thomas Carlyle
No other road, no other way, no day but today. Jonathan Larson
As the song says, I pick myself up, dust myself off, start all over again.
At the end of the day, we all want to be whole people.
The best way out is always through. Robert Frost
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.
You’re worth it.
Freedom is hard work. It is worth it.
If we must have a new addiction, let it be about seeking a better life.
The path out of alcohol addiction is small efforts every day.
Recovery is about progression, not perfection.
The people who recover from alcohol abuse are those who want to.
Every single day we should seek to rise higher.
The only journey is the one within. Rainer Maria Rilke
It’s never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot
It always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela
If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime. Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Choose life for the rest of your life.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wild
I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction. Gene Tierney
You are stronger than you think.
Through repetition, the right decisions start to come naturally.
Motivational Recovery Quotes (Encouraging)
Recovery didn’t open the gates of heaven and let me in. Recovery opened the gates of hell and let me out!
I’m not telling you it is going to be easy; I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it. Art Williams
Hope is a good thing, maybe even the best of things, and good things never die. Stephen King
It’s been a learning process, I’m growing. I couldn’t believe that anybody could be naturally happy without being on something. So I would say to anybody, ‘it does get better.’ Eminem
If you or a loved one is struggling with any addiction, there is a way out. Motivational Recovery Quotes
Although it may not always be easy and there may come moments of doubt, just dig within, take a few breaths, and remember how far you have come.
I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains. Anne Frank
We have only today; yesterday’s gone and tomorrow is uncertain. That’s why they call it the present. And sobriety really is a gift… for those who are willing to receive it. Ace Frehley
Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. George Addair
Every worthy act is difficult. Ascent is always difficult. Descent is easy and often slippery. Mahatma Gandhi
Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you. Aldous Huxley
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Mark Twain
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. Robert H. Schuller
The goal isn’t to be sober. The goal is to love yourself so much that you don’t need to drink.
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
Remember just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there. Robert Downey Jr.
Gratitude always comes into play; research shows that people are happier if they are grateful for the positive things in their lives, rather than worrying about what might be missing. Dan Buettner
Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it’s going on when you don’t have strength. Napoleon Bonaparte
There is no shame in beginning again, for you get a chance to build bigger and better than before. Leon Brown
Recovery isn’t always easy, but it certainly beats the alternative.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new. Socrates
Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world. Marianne Williamson
In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths. Drew Barrymore
Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a fulltime commitment. Ben Affleck
Nobody stays recovered unless the life they have created is more rewarding and satisfying than the one they left behind. Anne Fletcher
If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you.
You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down. Mary Pickford
When you hit rock bottom, you can’t start to dig, so rather choose to rise.
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly. Zen proverb
I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward. Charlotte Brontë
I have my off days and sometimes little bits of doubt and all that but all in all I say, hang in there. Today is the tomorrow you were so orried about yesterday. Anthony Hopkins
The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullsh** story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it. Jordan Belfort
You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy. You were created to be victorious. Joel Osteen
Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. C.S. Lewis
It’s gonna get harder before it gets easier. But it will get better, you just gotta make it through the hard stuff first.
I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring. David Bowie
I got sober. I stopped killing myself with alcohol. I began to think: ‘Wait a minute if I can stop doing this, what are the possibilities?’ And slowly it dawned on me that it was maybe worth the risk. Craig Ferguson
It is not easy to jump into recovery – but every step toward it is something to be proud of.
A lot of people think that addiction is a choice. A lot of people think it’s a matter of will. That has not been my experience. I don’t find it to have anything to do with strength. Matthew Perry
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Rabindranath Tagore
The hardest part of recovery is admitting that you have a problem. The easiest part is deciding to do something about it.
We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken. John Green
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it. J. Petit Senn
All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for. Jon Kabat-Zinn
The key is to have hope and keep moving in the direction you want to go.
For us to stay sober, we must be aware that we can fail.
Even in the midst of devastation, something within us always points the way to freedom. Sharon Salzberg
As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move. Katharine Hepburn
Every day is a new day. No need to dwell on the past. Look straight ahead. Saint Charlotte
No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible. George Chakiris
Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient. Steve Maraboli
As we recover we become a beacon of hope for those still battling the effects of drinking, both the alcoholic and those close to them.
I understood myself only after I destroyed myself. And only in the process of fixing myself, did I know who I really was. Sade Andria Zabala
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius
Believe more deeply. Hold your face up to the light, even though for the moment you do not see. Bill Wilson
Motivational Recovery Quotes for family
If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.
The strength it takes to move away from drug abuse should never be taken for granted.
People who have never had an addiction don’t understand how hard it can be. Payne Stewart
The greatest gift of sobriety is being there for the people I should have been there for when I was drinking.
If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them that sorrows know how to swim. Ann Landers
At the end of the day, you can either focus on what’s tearing you apart or what’s keeping you together. Motivational Recovery Quotes
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don’t give up. Anne Lamott
Recovery is an ongoing process, for both the addict and his or her family. In recovery, there is hope. And hope is a wonderful thing. Dean Dauphinais
The human spirit is more powerful than any drug and that is what needs to be nourished: with work, play, friendship, family. These are the things that matter. Robin Williams
Given love and opportunity, every child and adult can recover. All who know this and have the capacity to help others should assist as they can. Dallin H. Oaks
Recovery Quotes for Finding Strength
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare
You feel your strength in the experience of pain. Jim Morrison
You are not weak for struggling. You are strong for continuing to fight.
You can’t defeat the darkness by keeping it caged inside of you. Seth Adam Smith
Sometimes, we motivate ourselves by thinking of what we want to become. Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking about who we don’t ever want to be again. Shane Niemeyer
Learning skills that reduce stress reduces the risk of relapse because they help you feel better without drugs or alcohol.
Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit. Bernard Williams
I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do. Georgia O’Keeffe
Recovery is an acceptance that your life is in shambles, and you have to change. Jamie Lee Curtis
I know you’re tired, I know you feel like giving up, but you’re not going to. You know why? Because you are strong, and when you’ve survived through all the s**.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi
Your decision to kill your addiction will become a reality only if you believe and reinforce the fact that you have the capacity to do it. Oche Otorkpa
I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. Rosa Parks
If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep walking. Buddhist Proverb
It takes a lot of strength to ride the storm of addiction, but it’s worth it. Maggie Swann
Never underestimate a recovering addict. We fight for our lives every day in ways most people will never understand.
Part of recovery is relapse. I dust myself off and move forward again. Steven Alder Motivational Recovery Quotes
Recovery: It will be challenging. It will also be worth it. You will relapse, and that’s ok, as long as you keep fighting.
Recovery Mindset Quotes
My Recovery must come first so that everything I love in life does not have to come last.
Recovery is not a sprint; it’s a marathon. Take it one step at a time, and don’t be too hard on yourself.
Recovery is not for people who need it; it’s for people who want it.
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
Recovery is about becoming whole again, and learning to live without drugs or alcohol.
It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. Joseph Campbell
A negative mind will never give you a positive life. Zig Ziglar
Either you run the day, or the day runs you. Jim Rohn
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power. Jim Morrison
Change must start from the individual. And the individual must want and feel ready to make such change. Efrat Cybulkiewicz
Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it. Joseph Conrad
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. Margaret Thatcher
Change your thoughts, change your life. Lao Tzu
Recovery is taking all twelve steps…over and over and over and over… Toni Sorenson
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. Ralph Waldo Emerson
You is kind. You is smart. You is important. Kathryn Stockett
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer Motivational Recovery Quotes
Recovery is not a race. You don’t have to feel guilty if it takes you longer than you thought it would.
Whether you think that you can or that you can’t, you are usually right. Henry Ford
Recovery is all about using our power to change our beliefs that are based on faulty data. Kevin McCormick
Your addiction is not you, but it feels like you because you’ve spent so much intimate time together. Toni Sorenson
Motivation for Recovery and Healing
My sobriety anniversary means so much to me because I feel like the day that I got sober was the day that I actually started living and so I like to call myself five years old. Demi Lovato
I am not defined by my relapses, but by my decision to remain in recovery despite them.
We honor ourselves when we speak out for recovery. We show the world that recovery matters because it brings hope and peace into the lives of individuals and their loved ones. Beth Wilson
Every time you wake up and set your mind to focus on positivity and wellness is a stride closer to improvement.
One of the ways to sustain sobriety is to reach out to those still suffering from addiction and help them.
Not until we are lost we begin to find ourselves. Henry David Thoreau
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future. Deepak Chopra
In recovery, we learn that we are not alone and that our struggles are shared by many. This helps us to find hope and courage to keep moving forward. Motivational Recovery Quotes
The road to recovery is not a straight line. It’s a winding path through valleys and hills, twists and turns. But it’s worth the journey.
The substance abuse disorder we have is an expression of something that needs to heal.
Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something. H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Those friends who do not accept our sobriety need to become something of our past. We cannot carry the friendships forward.
May you find the strength and resolve today, to allow a deeper sense of healing to begin. Eleesha
An addict is someone who uses their body to tell society that something is wrong. Stella Adler
My favorite six words in recovery are: trust God, clean house, and help others. Matthew Perry
You don’t need to hide the fact that you’re in recovery, but you don’t have to share your history of addiction with acquaintances at work, either. Mallory Ortberg
What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself. Hecato
The road to Recovery will not always be easy, but I will take it one day at a time, focusing on the moments I’ve dreamed about for so long. Amanda Lindhout
I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival. Audre Lorde
You have to break down before you can break through. Marilyn Ferguson
Life should be lived daily despite the obstacles we may face. Asa Don Brown
Positive Motivational Recovery Quotes
What we fear doing most, is usually what we most need to do.
Recovery is an ongoing process of self-discovery and self-improvement. Every day is a chance to grow and become a better version of yourself.
It is 10 years since I used drugs or alcohol and my life has improved immeasurably. I have a job, a house, a cat, good friendships, and, generally, a bright outlook… The price of this is constant vigilance because the disease of addiction is not rational. Russell Brand
Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us. Nicole Reed
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Help is there. In every town and career, drug/drink freed members of society. From every single walk of life to help and guide.
The journey of recovery is not easy, but it is worth it. Every day is a new opportunity to start again and to build a better life.
Once I was clearheaded, and I hadn’t been clearheaded in so long, I was like, I can never go back. And I’m still thankful. Travis Barker
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Confucius
If we follow the path of recovery and carry the message to the still suffering alcoholic then we give our battle with alcohol meaning.
Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us. David Richo Motivational Recovery Quotes
It is only through one’s own efforts to turn toward life on its own terms and to develop a wiser relationship to what’s there through mindfulness and compassion that make freedom from addictive patterns possible. Noah Levine
The sooner we take the first step, the sooner we move away from suffering.
Relax. Breathe. It takes time, but there is a great joy to be had in moments of every day. Just remember, you’re learning new steps, a new dance. Lisa Frederiksen
No matter what the situation is, remind yourself, ’ I have a choice.’
No matter how dark the night may get, your light will never burn out. Jeanette LeBlanc
No one becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol because they’re bad people.
The good news is that we have a choice not to go with the things that go wrong.
Every experience in your life is being orchestrated to teach you something you need to know to move forward. Brian Tracy
I realized I only had two choices: I was either going to die, or I was going to live, and which one did I want to do? And then I said, ‘I’ll get help,’ or, ‘I need help. I’ll get help.’ And my life turned around.
Ridiculous for a human being to take years to say, ‘I need help.’ Sir Elton John
Relapses are almost an inevitable part of any course of self-development. Phillipa Perry
Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. J.K. Rowling
Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! Anne Frank
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. Robert Collier
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
Nothing is impossible; the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’ Audrey Hepburn
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson
The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand as what direction you are moving. Oliver Wendell Holmes