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50 Addiction And Recovery Quotes To Start Over A New Life

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Addiction is exactly an urge to do something that is hard to control or stop. Any sort of addiction deteriorates the quality of life.

Be it alcohol addiction, drug addiction, opioid addiction or even mobile phone and video game addiction, all of them cause a person and his/her loved ones to suffer greatly. 

Let’s read some quotes which focus on inspiring one to withdraw from the addiction.

Inspirational Quotes For Recovering Addicts

Addiction has major health hazards. Intake of anything is bad for our body, and irrespective of what type of addiction it is, it will always impact a person’s mental and physical health. People who are addicts usually face monetary issues. They spend loads of money on the thing they are addicted to as they can’t live without it even for a short period.

However, that does not mean it can’t be helped. Addiction is curable, and we must not give up on the person who is addicted. We need to put in efforts to enable a person to return back to normal life and rather help him/her out to lead a better life in the whole wide world.

1.“If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.” – Benjamin Alire Sáenz

2. “Recovery is hard. Regret is harder.” – Brittany Burgunder

3.“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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4.“You can’t defeat the darkness by keeping it caged inside of you.” – Seth Adam Smith

5.“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” – Steve Maraboli

6.“I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.” – Charlotte Brontë

7. “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

8. “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.” – Michael Jordan

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9. “First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

10. “An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.” – Criss Jami

11.“No matter how dark the night may get, your light will never burn out.” – Jeanette LeBlanc

12. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

13.“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.” – Edgar Allen Poe

14.“If things go wrong, don’t go with them.” – Roger Babson

15.“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

16.“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand as what direction you are moving.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes.

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17.“Even in the midst of devastation, something within us always points the way to freedom.” – Sharon Salzberg

18. “Nobody stays recovered unless the life they have created is more rewarding and satisfying than the one they left behind.” – Anne Fletcher

Celebrity Quotes About Addiction And Recovery

There are thousands of addiction and recovery stories but not all reach us. If a celebrity is involved, we get to know about it via media and news channels. Many celebrities have suffered from an addiction to drugs or alcohol. This proves that irrespective of the immense wealth and fame a person has, it might lead him to become a victim of addiction. 

A celebrity lifestyle, being a party-fuelled one, is arguably conducive to drug and alcohol use. So quite a few of them have fallen prey to addiction and even have suffered relapses. However, many of them have lived ‘in recovery’ for many years. And have finally adapted to a ‘sober lifestyle.’ 

These motivational quotes by celebrities help one to understand one can get out of addiction if one’s determined and firm enough to do so. 

19. “Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.” – Carrie Fisher

Addiction And Recovery Quotes

20. “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

21. “Getting sober was one of the the three pivotal events in my life, along with becoming an actor and having a child. Of the three, finding my sobriety was the hardest.” – Robert Downey Jr.

22. “I understood, through rehab, things about creating characters. I understood that creating whole people means knowing where we come from, how we can make a mistake and how we overcome things to make ourselves stronger.” – Samuel L. Jackson

23. “Once I was clear-headed, and I hadn’t been clear-headed in so long, I was like, I can never go back. And I’m still thankful.” – Travis Barker

24. “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

25. “I realized that 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 those words, ‘I’ll get help,’ or, ‘I need help. I’ll get help.’ And my life turned around. Ridiculous for a human being to take 16 years to say, ‘I need help.’” – Sir Elton John

26. “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, in every town and career, drug/drink freed members of society, from every single walk and talk of life to help and guide.” – Jamie Lee Curtis

27. ‘If it wasn’t for that rehab center, I probably wouldn’t have been here. In terms of recovery, it has been very important for me to be a part of a recovery community, to actively be around my people because they understand me. They get it.” – Macklemore

Quotes About Starting A New Life After Recovery

The first step to getting cured is recognising and identifying that you have an addiction problem. You need to take some time and understand the symptoms to treat them. After that, the journey will be long but worthwhile. Identify your triggers and stay away from them as much as possible. Do not feel ashamed to speak about this with your family, as they will guide you effectively and you can get rid of your addiction faster this way. There is no shame in taking professional help, so if you feel your problem is getting out of hand, you can enrol yourself in a rehabilitation program. 

Let’s read some quotes that will motivate you to firmly make up your mind to get rid of addiction. 

28. “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

29. “Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!” – Anne Frank

30. “What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself.” – Hecato

31. ‘Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.’ – Shigenori Kameoka

32. “What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

33. “All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for. “– Jon Kabat-Zinn

34. “People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.” – Ramona L. Anderson

35. “We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely … change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.” – George Sheehan

36. “You can come out of the furnace of trouble two ways: if you let it consume you, you come out a cinder; but there is a kind of metal which refuses to be consumed, and comes out a star.”– Jean Church

37. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” – Rosa Parks

38. “Addiction is an adaptation. It’s not you. It’s the cage you live in.” —Johann Hari

39.”Heal the heart, don’t hide the pain.”—Melanie Koulouris

40.”What is addiction really? It’s a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress. It’s a language that tells about a plight that must be understood”—Alice Miller

The personal and professional relationships of addicts suffer the most. They get frustrated if something does not work in their favor. Concentration levels drop. However, all of these are not impossible to get over. It needs some time, discipline, and dedication to start living a perfectly normal life once again. Rehabilitation centers are quite beneficial for getting rid of addiction. Trained experts, doctors, and nurses will always be present to monitor the patient. It’s time to now leave behind the past, and let us read some quotes which illustrate this. 

41. “I was one of those guys who was always thinking about the past, or about the future but never the here. I was never really here. But now I love being in the present because I have so much to be grateful for in the present.”—Keith Urban

42. “One of the hardest things was learning that I was worth recovery—Demi Lovato

43. “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

44. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” —Unknown

45. “The goal isn’t to be sober. The goal is to love yourself so much you don’t need to drink.” —Unknown

46. “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

47. “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

48. “Recovery is all about using our power to change our beliefs that are based on faulty data.”—Kevin McCormick

49. “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. When I’m down on the ground with my disease-which, I’m happy to have-it gets me in tune. It gives me a spiritual anchor.”—Eric Clapton

50. “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

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