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700 Best Sobriety Quotes To Inspire To Recover Effectively

1. “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


2. The best way to predict your future is to create it.


3. “They say getting sober in AA is simple, but not easy. Just like winning the lottery, I guess.” ― Dmitry Dyatlov


4. Believe you can and you're halfway there.


5. “You’re one of the toughest people I know. No matter what life has thrown at you, you’ve always found a way to recover with humor and strength. I know you have what it takes to tackle cancer with that same attitude. I know it’s still scary and frustrating, though. I’m here for you, and I pray every day that you get well soon.”


6. “Additions started out like magical pets, pocket monsters. They did extraordinary tricks, showed you things you hadn’t seen, were fun. But came, through some gradual dire alchemy, to make decisions for you. Eventually, they were making your most crucial life decisions. And they were less intelligent than goldfish.” — William Gibson


7. “Emotional sobriety is a term originally introduced by Bill Wilson who, along with others, began Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). In his own words he describes what he sees as the next frontier for recovery, not only from addictions of all kinds but also from what lies in its wake. Sobriety is only the first step. “I think that many oldsters who have put our AA ‘booze cure’ to severe but successful tests still find they often lack emotional sobriety. Perhaps they will be the spearhead for the next major development in AA, the development of much more real maturity and balance.”” – Tian Dayton Ph.D


8. “Perfect reason flees all extremity, and leads one to be wise with sobriety.” ― Moliere


9. “Happy Anniversary! We’re all so proud of you and are so happy to be celebrating another year of your sobriety. Thanks for taking the hard steps to keep you and all of us in a happier loving place. We love you! Cheers to another year.”


10. “I’ve seen you use your stele to part your hair,” said James dryly, as he began to examine the window locks.


11. When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” – Jean Shinoda Bolen


12. “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)


13. It’s easy to reflect on the past and get stuck on what you should have done differently. Sure, there are constructive lessons to be taken from past failures. However, hyper-focusing on what you wish you could have changed can lead to unhelpful negative thought patterns. You may think “Had I never tried heroin, I wouldn’t have gotten addicted”. Or “If I had gotten sober ten years ago, my life wouldn’t be such a mess”. Sure, that’s a possibility, but this way of thinking causes unproductive shame spirals, paralyzing us from taking action now. Although we can’t change the past, we do have a say in what our futures will look like. Focusing on what you haven’t done will only draw you away from accomplishing new things. Don’t let your past stop you from getting help today. There is no better time than now to invest in a better future. Contact a treatment center to learn more about recovery options.


14. "At school, I was only allowed four sweets every Wednesday, so I’ve developed an addiction.” — Trinny Woodall


15. “One of the hardest things was learning that I was worth recovery.”– Demi Lovato


16. “I look at autism like a bus accident, and you don’t become cured from a bus accident, but you can recover.” ~ Jenny McCarthy


17. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” — Jean Shinoda Bolen


18. “The hardest thing about depression is that it is addictive. It begins to feel uncomfortable not to be depressed. You feel guilty for feeling happy.” ― Pete Wentz


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


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22. “It takes a lot of strength to ride the storm of addiction, but it’s worth it.” — Maggie Swann


23. The goal isn't to be sober. The goal is to love yourself so much that you don't need to drink.


24. “I kept waiting for something bigger, something more profound, something that I could hitch myself to and be carried away once and for all to the heaven-on-earth that I deserved. I kept struggling for control, which was really a demand for everything I wanted--peace, happiness, love, perfection--all at once, right now, and for all time. I wanted life to be perfect, always. And when it wasn't, which was most of the time, I got really anxious, and when I got anxious, I started thinking about how good it would feel to get high again. ”


25. “My being sober is without question the single greatest accomplishment of my life. I lost a brother at 21 to a heroin overdose, and both of my parents struggled with alcoholism and addiction their whole lives. I take sobriety very seriously.”


26. “Being in recovery has given me everything of value that I have in my life. Integrity, honesty, fearlessness, faith, a relationship with God, and most of all gratitude. It's given me a beautiful family and an amazing career. I'm under no illusions where I would be without the gift of alcoholism and the chance to recover from it.” - Rob Lowe, actor


27. “The road to success runs uphill.” – Willie Davis


28. While admitting that you have a problem is the first step in many recovery programs, part of that process is realizing that you’re afraid. You might be afraid of what happens if you keep drinking, but you’re more afraid of what happens when you stop.


29. “If you like everyone in AA, you’re not going to enough meetings!” — Unknown


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31. “I guess the worst day I have had was when I had to stand up in rehab in front of my wife and daughter and say, ‘Hi, my name is Sam, and I am an addict.” – Samuel J. Jackson


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33. ‘Addiction isn’t about alcohol and drugs. Its the absence of self. This absence is described as a hole in your soul. You cant love others when you’re empty inside. Recovery peels back the painful layers and heals that hole through connect, honest and hard work. To love one self is the beginning of a lifetime of recovery’


34. being sober delivered almost everything drinking promised


35. This is the wonderful thing about the recovery process. It creates and redefines our futures.


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37. “On New Years Eve, I went on one last gender bender before sobering up the next morning as I promised myself.”


38. “Dearest, I feel certain that I am going mad again. I feel we can't go through another of those terrible times. And I shan't recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and I can't concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do. You have given me the greatest possible happiness. You have been in every way all that anyone could be. I don't think two people could have been happier 'til this terrible disease came. I can't fight any longer. I know that I am spoiling your life, that without me you could work. And you will I know. You see I can't even write this properly. I can't read. What I want to say is I owe all the happiness of my life to you. You have been entirely patient with me and incredibly good. I want to say that – everybody knows it. If anybody could have saved me it would have been you. Everything has gone from me but the certainty of your goodness. I can't go on spoiling your life any longer. I don't think two people could have been happier than we have been. V.”


39. "Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson


40. “I have found that the process of discovering who I really begin with knowing who I really don’t want to be.” ― Alcoholics Anonymous


41. Only when an addict learns to love himself will he feel he’s worth changing


42. Teach me what you want me to learn during these unpleasant times, Lord. Help me not to take out my discomfort on those around me, and show me how to be a good patient while I’m recovering. In these days of sickness, Lord, I’m trusting you and asking you to make me well. And when you’ve restored my health, give me wisdom so I can treat my body as the temple of your Spirit. I’m eager to get back on my feet serving you, but I realize that even in sickness, I can still draw near to you. Thank you, Jesus! - Rebecca Barlow Jordan


43. “I’m so proud of you.”


44. “What makes you want to smoke?”


45. “If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.”


46. Your addiction is not your identity, but you won’t know that until you’re in recovery


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50. “Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald


51. You recover by creating a new life where it is easier to not use substances


52. “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


53. “My brother is one of my true heroes. Steady and sober where I am impulsive and emotional.”


54. “One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough.” — Brendan F. Behan


55. Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.


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57. Sobriety is, without doubt, the path to long-time happiness.


58. “Congratulations on 60 whole days of sobriety and going strong. Keep up the good work. You got this.” (45)


59. “No personal calamity is so crushing that something true and great can’t be made of it.”


60. “Addiction denied is recovery delayed.”― Mokokoma Mokhonoana


61. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”— Jean Shinoda Bolen


62. “It was the hardest boyfriend I ever had to break up with.” — Fergie


63. “Never underestimate a recovering addict. We fight for our lives every day in ways most people will never understand. “(Anonymous)


64. Some of the best drug free quotes and sayings amidst a chaotic life of addiction begin with the hope that something ‘out there can instantly fill up the emptiness inside.


65. Sobriety Quotes About Recovery and Addiction


66. “The essence of emotional sobriety is good self-regulation. It means that we have mastered those mind/body skills that allow us to balance our moods, nervous systems, appetites, sexual drive, and sleep, and that we’ve developed the ability to experience our inner worlds without running from them so that we can come to understand what makes us tick.” – Tian Dayton Ph.D


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69. Sometimes, the risk of failing can hold us back from taking action and moving forward. It is easy to become parlyzed by a fear of failure. Some are so scared of relapsing, that they don’t fully invest themselves in the recovery process. Others have already relapsed and as a result, don’t believe they are capable of healing from addiction. Although using substances after getting sober can be extremely dangerous and increase the chances of overdose, like in the case of Demi Lovato’s relapse, when one does occur, it’s how you respond that matters most. Learning how to respond to losses in healthy ways is a big part of recovery. Empower yourself by getting back up instead of allowing failure to defeat you. Work on constructive ways to approach potential failures. If you are afraid of relapsing, educate yourself on how to recognize signs of relapse, build a system of support and learn what to do in case one occurs. Although we will all experience failure, it is our resilience that determines the outcome.


70. Sobriety quotes can completely help change our mindset if we’re not in a great place. Reading motivating sobriety quotes can also keep someone already strong in their recovery going.


71. Probably it's a bit of both. The question must not be greeted with reflex hysteria but decided quietly, soberly and on its own merits. We need less emotion and more thought.


72. “Being in recovery has given me everything of value that I have in my life. Integrity, honesty, fearlessness, faith, a relationship with God, and most of all gratitude. It’s given me a beautiful family and an amazing career. I’m under no illusions where I would be without the gift of alcoholism and the chance to recover from it.” — Rob Lowe, American actor


73. “Get in touch with your intuition. The answers are inside if we have a process to be introspective.” – Dr. Herby Bell


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75. Quote on reasons to get sober


76. “Someone once told me, ‘I heard you finally got rid of your addiction.’ I smiled and said, ‘No, addiction doesn’t work like that. Once you have it, you will always have it. I just choose not to feed it.”– Anonymous


77. What makes addiction so challenging? The disease creates an internal battle that people with substance use disorders struggle with on a constant basis. Many addicts desperately want to stop using drugs and alcohol. At the same time, they struggle with physical and emotional compulsions that lead them to continue. The thing they want to get away from also provides temporary relief from the physical and mental challenges it causes. It can feel like being imprisoned, with your mind and body at war with one another.


78. May you recover soon and be strong and healthy for the remaining days of your life. Good Luck with your surgery.


79. This is true for the addicts, alcoholics and their loved ones. As the partner of an addict, you too play an important role in the recovery process. Some days you may struggle and feel as though your partner is not making as much headway as you would like. It is important to maintain healthy boundaries during this time. Avoiding criticizing them or pushing them to progress faster. Also, do not blame yourself. There are many ways in which you can offer support, while avoiding codependency. Allow your loved one to take ownership over their sobriety and recognize their small victories. Recovery is a continuous journey and some days will be harder than others, but do not stop.


80. “It’s not too late to recover. You’re young, you’re tough. You’re adaptable. You can patch up your wounds, lift up your head and move on.” – Haruki Murakami


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84. “I am so proud of you for choosing to get sober and work on yourself. Everything you have been through and you’ve continued to stay strong. I love you to the moon and back! I’ll never forget your special day!”


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86. Staying sober on a daily basis, we experience our full range of emotions. Naturally, there will be times of worry, hardship, boredom, anger and sadness to add to the mix of joy, contentment, freedom and gratitude.


87. “I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.” — Sir Winston Churchill


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91. “I know, despite all my best efforts and deepest desires, that I can’t guarantee a happy, healthy, and successful path for my children; still, once in a while, I feel the tide touching my toes.” – D’Anne Burwell


92. Chris Elkins worked as a journalist for three years and was published by multiple newspapers and online publications. Since 2015, he’s written about health-related topics, interviewed addiction experts and authored stories of recovery. Chris has a master’s degree in strategic communication and a graduate certificate in health communication.


93. UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION


94. Recovery didn't open the gates of heaven and let me in. Recovery opened the gates of hell and let me out!


95. I’ve taken these quotes from various pieces of my writing on various platforms. All of these quotes are Ed Latimore original statements from a combination of my social media platforms, my website, my newsletter, and my best-selling book “Sober Letters To My Drunken Self”.


96. “I am so beyond proud of you! Your commitment to staying sober is truly inspiring. You have come so far. Happy 6 years of sobriety!”


97. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, cares enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” – Jean Shinoda Bolen


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99. “Waking up clean and sober is the first gift of every day.” — Unknown


100. “Addiction denied is recovery delayed.”- Mokokoma Mokhonoana


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102. “My mind may be sober, but my confidence is high!” ― Habeeb Akande


103. “Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it’s something that it doesn’t get a day off.” — Demi Lovato, American singer


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105. so there is no reason to ever be sober”


106. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”– Nelson Mandela, South African political leader, philanthropist and revolutionary


107. “Your addiction is not your identity, but you won't know that until you're in recovery; that's when the two separate.”


108. Sobriety Anniversary Quotes for Those Who are Just Getting Started


109. “A teachable spirit and a humbleness to admit your ignorance or your mistake will save you a lot of pain. However, if you’re a person who knows it all, then you’ve got a lot of heavy-hearted experiences coming your way.” – Ron Carpenter Jr.


110. These doubts are natural. They mean that you’re taking your sobriety seriously.


111. “There is no better high than discovery.” ― E. O. Wilson


112. Remind your sober loved one that they are not alone on this journey, and that you’re always there to provide help and support along the way. It’s much easier to get to that next sober anniversary when they know they’ve got a whole village of people who care about them, and that are rooting for their success.


113. “Narcissists are consumed with maintaining a shallow false self to others. They're emotionally crippled souls that are addicted to attention. Because of this they use a multitude of games, in order to receive adoration. Sadly, they are the most ungodly of God's creations because they don't show remorse for their actions, take steps to make amends or have empathy for others. They are morally bankrupt.”


114. “There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.”


115. “I believe this: We have only today; yesterday’s gone and tomorrow is uncertain. That’s why they call it the present. And sobriety is a gift… for those who are willing to receive it.” ― Ace Frehley, No Regrets: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir


116. I am not defined by my relapses, but by my decision to remain in recovery despite them.


117. Rob Delaney experienced severe depression after he quit drinking. However, in this brief quote he shows that he was able to overcome it. I like this because he acknowledges that sobriety doesn’t fix every problem on it’s own — it’s just the start.


118. Remembering to take care of yourself is important for anyone, but especially for addicts and those who love addicts. For the addict, caring for yourself means taking a hard look at your current situation, recognizing that you do in fact have a problem and accepting help. Facing addiction is truly an act of survival.


119. “An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding, and it is not to be found in foreign lands, but in the heart itself.” – Robert Louis Stevenson


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121. “A compassionate approach leads to less addiction.” – Johann Hari


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123. People have a different reaction when you tell them “I’m sober” vs “I don’t drink”.


124. “Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.” ― Ozzy Osbourne


125. Pro tip: Needing to encourage someone who is not going to recover? This Get Well article offers caring message ideas for someone with a chronic or terminal illness.


126. “The way to measure your progress is backward against where you started, not against your ideal.”— Dan Sullivan, THE GAIN AND THE GAP


127. “If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.” – Brené Brown


128. These feelings, no matter how painful, are part of living. Today, we are alive—not anesthetized, not sedated, not passed out. Take control of your feelings and through action you can change. Today, as every day of sober living, we have a choice. – Ann D. Clark


129. “I am a recovering narcissist. I thought narcissism was about self-love till someone told me there is a flip side to it. It is actually drearier than self-love; it is unrequited self-love.” ~ Emily Levine


130. Recovery is a process that takes time. Even though every day of sobriety is an accomplishment, milestones provide an opportunity for others to celebrate with a person in recovery. A person’s sobriety anniversary can also be called a sober birthday or recovery anniversary. This could be marked by the last day of use, the day after the final relapse, or the day the person decides to get help.


131. “Cuando peques, arrepiéntete por completo. Vuelve a odiar el pecado. Conságrate de nuevo al Espíritu Santo y Sus caminos puros. Pero rechaza el susurro del diablo de que el corazón tierno de Dios por ti se ha vuelto un poco más frío, un poco más rígido. Él no se inquieta por tu pecaminosidad, sino que Su mayor decepción son tus tibios pensamientos sobre Su corazón. Cristo murió para mostrarte el amor de Dios.”


132. “Out of all the addictions in the world, Attention is slowly but surely becoming one of the most dangerous.” ~ Saahil Prem


133. With that being said your life will improve and be beautiful in sobriety. However, there will be some days where you start to feel down or overwhelmed and a little encouragement or motivation can go a long way!


134. When someone you care about is struggling with addiction, it can be tempting to give advice. But unless you’ve been there yourself, resist the urge. Instead, keep your written messages focused on caring, support, and belief.


135. In this post, we list 20 of our favourite recovery and addiction quotes of ALL time. If you are on Facebook or Pinterest, it’s likely you have read many of these quotes in the past, or at least seen some of them in your ‘timeline’. It’s also likely that you may not have paid too much attention to these quotes because you were busy flicking through your social media channels for other reasons.


136. “Make sobriety a habit, and intemperance will be hateful; make prudence a habit, and reckless profligacy will be as contrary to the nature of the child, grown or adult, as the most atrocious crimes, are to any of us.” ― Henry Brougham


137. “Sunday is the best day. You know you had an amazing week. Time to recover and think how you gonna kill the next one.”


138. Never Forget what someone says to you when they are drunk. Because Drunk words are Sober Thoughts


139. My dear, the time you were undergoing the surgery I felt the heartache in my heart. The house was like an empty jungle full of loneliness. I am happy you are on the road to full recovery. Wish you a quick recovery.


140. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”


141. “I once heard a sober alcoholic say that drinking never made him happy, but it made him feel like he was going to be happy in about fifteen minutes. That was exactly it, and I couldn’t understand why the happiness never came, couldn’t see that alcohol kept me trapped in a world of illusion, procrastination, paralysis. I lived always in the future, never in the present. Next time, next time! Next time I drank it would be different, next time it would make me feel good again. And all my efforts were doomed, because already drinking hadn’t made me feel good in years.” — Heather King, author of Parched


142. Sobriety was the greatest gift I ever gave myself.” Rob Lowe


143. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.


144. Let’s celebrate your years of sobriety! Your accomplishments amaze me. Think of all that you’ve done since your sober birthday.


145. “I really mean it when I say 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


146. My only addiction is antique vehicles.


147. “Emotional Sobriety is for people who are trying to live a balanced life or attempting to understand what relationship trauma is all about.” – Tian Dayton Ph.D


148. “Dedicating some time to meditation is a meaningful expression of caring for yourself that can help you move through the mire of feeling unworthy of recovery. As your mind grows quieter and more spacious, you can begin to see self


149. Paul celebrates three years of sobriety


150. Sobriety quotes can be helpful and motivating but often times are not enough to keep a person sober.


151. Why are you sober? “Understanding your personal reasons for getting sober will make it easier for you to stick up for yourself when challenged, and increases your success with abstaining as well as your satisfaction from doing so,” Dr. Heinzerling says.


152. I am a recovering narcissist. I thought narcissism was about self-love till someone told me there is a flip side to it. It is actually drearier than self-love; it is unrequited self-love.” — Emily Levine


153. Sometimes, the best motivation for staying sober is to remind yourself just how bad your addiction was. I like this quote from Josh Brolin because it captures the extremes to which alcohol affected him.


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155. “It seems somehow blasphemous to use Marks to rid oneself of the effects of alcohol,” Matthew added, as Thomas put his stele away. The Mark in question gleamed, new-made, on Matthew’s wrist. He looked already more clear-eyed, and less as if he were about to fall asleep or be sick.


156. “Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact. it’s often the path to depression. anxiety. addiction. and life paralysis.”


157. “I'm not stoned now, Jack,' she said quietly. 'I'm straight, maybe straighter than I've ever been in my life. We all go through changes. I watched you go through yours, and I couldn't take it. Now I think I've gone through one of my own, a big one. It happens like that sometimes, six years of things just happening to you but not really getting through to your head, and then something, acid plus something, maybe something silly and meaningless triggers the big flash, and suddenly all those six years come through all the way at once and you feel them, feel the years before too, and all the possible futures, all in a moment, and nothing's happened in that moment that anyone else can see, but you're just not the same you anymore. There's a gap, a discontinuity, and you know you can't go back to being what you've been but you don't yet know what you are.”


158. “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” – Dale Carnegie


159. ”Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.”


160. “[Without sobriety] I would never be sitting here with you, no way, no chance. I never would have been able to have the relationships that I do. I never would have been able to take care of my father the way I did when he was sick. So many things." - Bradley Cooper, actor and filmmaker


161. Sobriety and health is the greatest thing.


162. “It takes a lot of strength to ride the storm of addiction, but it’s worth it.” – Maggie Swann


163. “I am not defined by my relapses, but by my decision to remain in recovery despite them.” – Anonymous


164. Sobriety quotes from my Twitter


165. “The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope.” – Russel Brand


166. “When women sit in a circle a sacred space is created to work and create together, listen, learn and share with one another–to get support from one other.” – Shelley Richanbach


167. Ford’s words very much apply to recovery work. Recovering from addiction is not easy. There are many ups and downs. When one is learning how to navigate life without drugs and alcohol, they are bound to make mistakes and struggle. If you view these difficulties as learning opportunities, they will strengthen your resolve. However, if you look at these struggles as evidence of failure, it will be much harder to remain committed to your recovery.


168. “I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” -Audre Lorde


169. “A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” – Serena Williams


170. No one is ever too broken, too scarred or too far-gone to recover. If you keep on fighting, then anything’s possible.


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174. Quotes and sayings for addiction recovery and sobriety


175. “With self-discipline most anything is possible.” – Theodore Roosevelt


176. If you are the romantic partner of an addict and are looking for love and addiction quotes, this truly applies to you. For the partner, the first step is recognizing that you cannot “fix” your significant other’s addiction. You also cannot force them to accept help, but you can care for yourself by creating healthy boundaries and seeking support. Addiction takes an emotional toll on those closest to the addict. Self care includes seeking therapy and attending recovery support groups such as Families Anonymous and Nar-Anon. Creating boundaries with your partner, and allowing them to be responsible for the consequences of their addiction is a big step. In some cases, caring for yourself implies knowing when to leave a relationship.


177. Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absentminded. Someone sober will worry about things going badly. Let the lover be.


178. Discover inspiration and motivation for you, a loved one, or anyone in recovery to continue their sober journey. Celebrate a life free of the chains of addiction. Read, share, and be inspired by these beautiful sober anniversary quotes. You deserve help & success in recovery. Here’s to living a great life free of substance abuse & its underlying mental health pains.


179. Quotes and sayings to inspire addiction recovery and sobriety


180. Addiction, at its worst, is akin to having Stockholm Syndrome. You’re like a hostage who has developed an irrational affection for your captor. They can abuse you, torture you, even threaten to kill you, and you’ll remain inexplicably and disturbingly loyal. -Anne Clendening


181. "I laugh at mistakes. I laugh at how you recover from mistakes.”


182. “We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.” ―Santosh Kalwar


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185. You can check out these toxic relationships quotes if that is something that is contributing to your struggle with sobriety.


186. ‘My recovery must come first so that everything I love in life does not have to come last’


187. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy.


188. “I’m sending good vibes and healing energy your way as you start chemo! I know this has been a difficult time for you, and I wanted to let you know that you are all of your friends and family are rooting for a speedy recovery.”


189. Going from a life of drinking to a life in recovery from alcoholism can be challenging.


190. Many blame themselves for not being where they want to in life. If you are in a dysfunctional relationship, you may feel like it is impossible for things to get better. If you are struggling with alcoholism or addiction, sobriety may feel like it is thousands of miles away. If you are dealing with both, you may feel even more hopeless. It is easy to get caught up in negative thought patterns or to feel like you aren’t capable of leading a healthy, addiction-free life like those around you. But focusing on those discouraging thoughts only prevent you from moving forward.


191. Send a Sobriety Anniversary Card


192. 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.


193. Just because your sober loved one hasn’t quite made it to their one year milestone yet doesn’t mean the time they’ve got under their belt isn’t worth celebrating! Whether it’s been 90 days, two weeks or even just one day – it’s all worth a shout out because every single day sober is an accomplishment. Send them words of encouragement along the way to help get them to that one year mark.


194. Remember that every single day we are sober, we are sober by choice.


195. I pray to God for you to get better, and recover fully from your surgery. Wish you a quick recovery!


196. The government should not be guided by Temporary Excitement, but by Sober Second Thought.


197. Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 2 - Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 2 (often shortened to COWYS Pt. 2) is the second and final studio album by American singer and rapper Lil Peep. It was


198. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius


199. Addiction at Work


200. Mental health is something that we all need to talk about, and we need to take the stigma away from it. So let's raise the awareness. Let's let everybody know it's OK to have a mental illness and addiction problem.


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202. Sobriety is a very beautiful thing and a miracle to be celebrated, yet there will undoubtedly be times when we do not feel this is the case and need a little encouragement or nudge in the right direction.


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


204. Mike crafted our innovative and person centred approach to addiction treatment. Mike’s experience in the addiction treatment sector encompasses his work as a nurse, psychotherapist and Chief Executive.


205. “Peter Piper picked up a peck of pickled peppers.”


206. “I think once I made up my mind that I was allergic to alcohol, and that’s what I learned, it made sense to me. And I think it was kind of pointed out that you know if you were allergic to strawberries, you wouldn’t eat strawberries. And that made sense to me.”


207. This wonderful quote from Emerson touches on a line of negative thinking that prevents many alcoholics and addicts from seeking recovery. If you struggle with a substance use disorder, you may truly believe you cannot change your life. Emotional and physical dependence on a substance can feel like a permanent sentence.


208. It goes without saying that moderation and sobriety are of the very essence of vow-taking


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


210. “Today I will do my best. If I have a good day, I will be proud of myself. If I have a bad day, I will not dwell on it, I will forgive myself, I will put it behind me and I will continue to move forward in my recovery”


211. ”Trust is a fragile thing once earned, it affords us tremendous freedom but once trust is lost, it can be impossible to recover of course the truth is, we never know who we can trust. Those we’re closest to can betray us. ” – Mary Alice Young


212. We are happy to celebrate this moment with you on your journey!


213. Visualise all those meaningful sober quotes


214. "I think a spiritual journey is not so much a journey of discovery. It’s a journey of recovery. It’s a journey of uncovering your own inner nature. It’s already there.” – Billy Corgan


215. He was sober.


216. “Modesty and humility are the sobriety of the mind, as temperance and chastity are of the body.” ― Benjamin Whichcote


217. Leba is a public policy professional and writer who is passionate about providing those struggling with substance use disorders with accurate, evidence-based information and guidance. She has worked in the addiction space for the past 10 years, contributing to research and consulting on drug abuse and addiction programming for local and national governments in the U.S. and abroad.


218. “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


219. To some, it may feel like being held hostage, but in biological terms, a bit more is happening. Addiction is a complex disease. It is defined by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) as a “chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use despite adverse consequences.” Although the initial decision to use drugs or alcohol was voluntary, as the addiction develops, a person’s ability to exercise self-control becomes severely diminished. Long-term drug and alcohol abuse can create changes in the brain which may even persist after a person stops using.


220. “Getting sober just exploded my life. Now I have a much clearer sense of myself and what I can and can’t do. I am more successful than I have ever been.” ― Jamie Lee Curtis


221. Addiction Quotes, Quotes / October 23, 2022


222. “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


223. “I am so happy you’re doing well.”


224. Recovering from drug or alcohol abuse is a process that requires a lot of patience, strength, and support from loved ones.


225. “Part of managing and recovering from depression is learning to be strong when I feel weakest. It’s learning that no matter how painful those emotions get, they will pass.”


226. Instead, a helpful approach is to take things step-by-step and focus on making good decisions today. This way, you can achieve many small wins. Over time, these small wins build up into larger gains. Think about the positive things that you can accomplish today. Adopting this mindset can also be beneficial to those with loved ones in recovery. Once your loved one stops using drugs and alcohol, you may expect them to simply “get better” overnight. However, recovery is a process. Bearing the weight of others’ expectations can actually be counterproductive to one’s recovery. If your parent, significant other, daughter or son struggles with addiction and you want to support their recovery, rather than adding additional pressure, help keep your loved one focused on the present and provide positive reinforcement by recognizing what they have accomplished thus far.


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228. “The fact that you woke up this morning is proof that this day has already been predetermined in your favor.” — Russ Kyle


229. My brother is one of my true heroes. Steady and sober where I am impulsive and emotional. - Mark McKinnon


230. Quotes and sayings to inspire addiction recovery and sobrietyLATEST NEWS


231. Top 10 Signs of Steroid Use, Steroid Abuse Symptoms & Addiction Treatment


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234. “By the time I was thirty and abruptly sober, I had an office on the Paramount lot and had made a whole career out of that kind of creativity. Creative in spasms. Creative as an act of will and ego. Creative on behalf of others. Creative, yes, but in spurts, like blood from a severed carotid artery. A decade of writing and all I knew was how to make these headlong dashes and hurl myself, against all odds, at the wall of whatever I was writing. If creativity was spiritual in any sense, it was only in its resemblance to a crucifixion. I fell upon the thorns of prose. I bled.”


235. Addictional Sobriety Anniversary Quotes


236. Recovery In Tune


237. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life. ”


238. “When you have a problem and you drink, take drugs or gamble, the problem won’t go away. Stay and tackle the problem”


239. “The goal isn’t to be sober. The goal is to love yourself so much that you don’t need to drink.”– Anonymous


240. “Trust patterns, not apologies.” — Why Drew Barrymore Got Sober Last December, Drew Barrymore revealed a surprising personal fact to her fans: the star actress has been sober for well over two years. In an interview on CBS Mornings, Barrymore told the hosts that although she hasn’t talked about it before in public, she actually has “not had a drink…


241. “Addiction – when you can give up something any time, as long as it’s next Tuesday.” — Nikki Sixx


242. “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger — something better, pushing right back.” – Albert Camus


243. I Couldn’t Reason My Way Out of Addiction


244. “An addict is someone who uses their body to tell society that something is wrong.” - Stella Adler, actress


245. “We’re so proud of you. Congrats on another year of sobriety! Your strength is an inspiration to us all. Keep fighting and never forget we’re always here for you.”


246. “Recovering from the suicide of a loved one, you need all the help you can get, so I very much recommend a meditation program. The whole picture of how to recover from this has to do with body, mind, and spirit. That applies to any depression.” – Judy Collins


247. I am so happy to hear that the surgery is done and it went on successfully. Now you are on the right path to recovery. I wish you the speediest recovery!


248. “We are all damaged. We have all been hurt. We have all had to learn painful lessons. We are all recovering from some mistake, loss, betrayal, abuse, injustice or misfortune. All of life is a process of recovery that never ends. We each must find ways to accept and move through the pain and to pick ourselves back up. Be patient with yourself.” ― Bryant McGill author of Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life


249. We have put together a list of ten motivational quotes for staying sober, geared towards getting you through even the toughest of times.


250. ” ~ John Ciardi


251. When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life


252. “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


253. Everything stems from who we are which is why the process of recovery improves us as human beings.


254. “Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.” ~ Harvey Mackay


255. “One of the hardest things was learning that I was worth recovery.” - Demi Lovato, actress and singer


256. ‘When I focus on whats good today, I have a good day. When I focus on whats bad, I have a bad day. If I focus on the problem, the problem increases. If I focus on the answer, the answer increases.’ – Big book of Alcoholics Anonymous quote


257. On those more difficult days of recovery, we hope that the below quotes and sayings can help you harness your power, and keep you on the road to sobriety.


258. “Addiction: the disease that makes you too selfish to see the havoc that you created or care about the people whose lives you shattered.” — Unknown


259. Our recovery programs are designed with you in mind.


260. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein


261. MAY 19, 2019 ADDICTION HELP


262. Our best road to recovery quotes include:


263. “Perfect reason flees all extremity, and leads one to be wise with sobriety.”


264. “Disclaimer: The beach may cause extreme relaxation, changes in skin color, changes in state of mind, steady breathing, lower blood pressure, and in most cases it will cause addiction.”


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266. Your loved one has successfully made it through another year of sobriety, which means it’s time to celebrate their sobriety birthday! Don’t let their sobriety anniversary (aka: Soberversary) and hard work pass by without acknowledgment. Send your sober friends or family members a handwritten card to let them know just how proud you are of them. If you’re not sure what to say, we’ve got you covered. Below are 52 sobriety anniversary quotes that you can simply copy and paste or, use them as a starting point and then add your own ideas.


267. “Learning alternative methods for creating what we might call “natural highs” is key in turning addictive/compulsive behavior around and achieving emotional sobriety.” – Tian Dayton Ph.D


268. The story behind the actor’s alcoholism and sobriety.


269. I am not defined by my relapses, but by my decision to remain in recovery despite them. – Anonymous


270. Father, we submit to your will whatever the outcome. Your will be done. Provide full recovery with no problems or long-term complications. Pour out the power of Christ for the grace and faith we need in this. Let your guardian angels carefully watch over us now.


271. Road To Recovery 100 Sobriety Anniversary Quotes


272. Our expert team is highly skilled in treating all addictions, such as alcohol addiction, drug addiction (including amphetamine, benzodiazepine, cannabis, cocaine, codeine, ecstasy, heroin, inhalants, opiates and prescription drug addictions) and behavioural addictions (such as technology, gambling, sex and love, co-dependency).


273. “An addict is someone who uses their body to tell society that something is wrong.” — Stella Adler


274. “Part of recovery is relapse. I dust myself off and move forward again.” ~ Steven Alder


275. “Emotional sobriety is about finding and maintaining our emotional equilibrium, our feeling rheostat, the one that helps us to adjust the intensity of our emotional responses to life.” – Tian Dayton Ph.D


276. “Waking up clean and sober is the first gift of every day.”


277. Sobriety Anniversary Quotes: Making the Decision


278. I’ve collected 25 inspirational addiction recovery quotes to motivate you and encourage you on your path to drug or alcohol recovery.


279. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier


280. My life would be drastically different if it weren’t for your years of sobriety and what they’ve allowed you to do for me.


281. Out of all the addictions in the world, Attention is slowly but surely becoming one of the most dangerous.” — unknown


282. When you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change, you’ll take a giant leap forward in your quest to recover from depression.


283. “The measure of a man is what he does with power.” – Plato


284. Find the Top Popular 100 Sobriety Anniversary Quotes


285. “Hey you! We are coming up on 2 weeks sober and I wanted to say you are killing it! It’s hard for many to do what you’re doing. I’m proud of you and admire you as you pursue your ambitions. Last couple games may get stressful but push through!” (71)


286. Love & Addiction Quotes on Seeking Treatment


287. I’m not addicted to jet skiing, I can stop anytime I want…said no one ever.


288. “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.” -Naeem Callaway


289. “The hardest thing about depression is that it is addictive. It begins to feel uncomfortable not to be depressed. You feel guilty for being happy.” — Pete Wentz


290. “Compulsive self-medicating, whether with a substance or a behavior, represents a lack of self-regulation, a lack of emotional sobriety.” – Tian Dayton Ph.D


291. I understood myself only after I destroyed myself. And only in the process of fixing myself, did I know who I really was.


292. I am not a royalist. Not at all. I am definitely a republican in the British sense of the word. I just don’t see the use of the monarchy though I’m fierce patriot. I’m proud proud proud of being English, but I think the monarchy symbolizes a lot of what was wrong with the country.” ~ Daniel Radcliffe


293. “Sobriety is love of health, or inability to eat much.” ― Francois de La Rochefoucauld


294. “Like many who struggle with addiction, my wake-up call came in the form of a series of unfortunate events, each one a neon sign blinking, 'this is a problem,' rather than one single event," says Dani D., 34, who's been sober for seven years. Dani's story echoes that of many alcoholics: The drinking was fun, until it wasn’t. And deciding to get sober? That was hard as hell—but worth it, every day.


295. “James eyed Matthew. “Thomas,” he said, in a low voice. “Maybe a healing rune?”


296. “One day at a time.” ― Alcoholics Anonymous


297. “We don’t choose to become addicts but we do let addition choose us.” ― Toni Sorenson


298. “Part of emotional sobriety lies in learning how to live with and manage a certain amount of stress, ambivalence, fear, anxiety, and disappointment, and how to temper those emotions and feelings with love, acceptance, productivity, and community.” – Tian Dayton Ph.D


299. “Being a little kinder, a little slower to anger, a little more loving makes my life better—day by day.” ― Alcoholics Anonymous, Daily Reflections: A Book of Reflections by A.A. Members for A.A. Members


300. “I keep telling people: Don’t make me the poster boy for AA because I don’t know a lot about sobriety, but I do know a lot about drinking.”


301. Recovery is not for people who need it or want it. it's for people who DO it.


302. “When you quit drinking you stop waiting.” – Caroline Knapp“It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald


303. End the Addiction Pain. End the Emotional Rollercoaster. Get Your Life Back. Start Drug, Alcohol & Dual Diagnosis Mental Health Treatment Now. Get Free No-obligation Guidance by Substance Abuse Specialists Who Understand Addiction & Mental Health Recovery & Know How to Help.


304. “One step at a time. One day at a time. One hour at a time.” — Unknown


305. “Recovery is all about using our power to change our beliefs that are based on faulty data.” – Kevin McCormack


306. SOBER - In cryptography, SOBER is a family of stream ciphers initially designed by Greg Rose of QUALCOMM Australia starting in 1997. The name is a contrived acronym


307. ‘Sobriety was the best gift I ever gave myself ‘ – Rob Lowe


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309. “No sober day is wasted.


310. Somebody once asked me how I define sobriety, and my response was ‘liberation from dependence


311. Here are some of our favorite sobriety and recovery quotes here at Beginnings Treatment Center. The words in these quotes are encouraging, hopeful and motivating. We hope you find a sobriety quote that resonates with you and will help you get through the day, gets you through a hard period or encourages you to push even harder towards your recovery and life. If you or a loved one who is struggling with addiction we hope that you find some words of hope & encouragement. It is nice to be reminded that we aren’t alone in our journey of addiction and that we all experience a lot of the same feelings, events & situations. It’s important to know that minor setbacks or mistakes are all apart of the process and it is what helps us grow into a stronger more resilient human. That’s why we are here, to help the struggling addict or alcoholic.


312. Alcoholism sobriety quote


313. Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.


314. Nova Recovery Logo - Drug and Alcohol Rehab Hospital in Scotland


315. “The culture of shame is driven by fear, blame, and disconnection, and it is often a powerful incubator for issues like perfectionism, stereotyping, gossiping, and addiction.”


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317. Garfield Sobers - Sir Garfield St Aubrun Sobers, AO, OCC (born 28 July 1936), also known as Gary or Garry Sobers, is a former cricketer who played for the West Indies between


318. Recovery is about progression not perfection.


319. “My main focus in sobriety has been to replace fear with faith or love.”


320. Grab a few Post-It notes and write some of your favorites down as you read through these sobriety quotes.


321. The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, but human connection.


322. The cool thing about sobriety is that it forces you to learn what you like and don’t like.


323. Check out these motivational sobriety quotes to help you deal with alcohol or drug abuse.


324. Worth the Read: 75 Meaningful and Inspiring Addiction Recovery Quotes


325. “I can’t think of one thing that drinking has done that’s been good for me or my family.”


326. Sobriety is your superpower!


327. As Russel Brand quite aptly puts it, structured support is required for a person suffering from addiction to get well. This support may come in the form of attending recovery groups such as Smart Recovery or mutual aid support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous.


328. “One of the hardest things was learning that I was worth recovery.” ~ Demi Lovato


329. “In my experience, and in the experience of most people I have talked with, the family’s recovery often coincides with or precedes the recovery of the addicted individual.” – Beverly Conyers


330. This is what defines the recovery journey. The biggest fear is not failure, but not pushing back against failure.


331. Addiction Professionals of North Carolina


332. “Hello fentanyl, goodbye world.” ― Steven Magee


333. Please call us at Beginnings Treatment Center if you or a loved one is struggling with addiction. If you have any questions, please give us a call and someone from our team will be happy to help you. (949) 238-1747.


334. I consent to Ocean Recovery Centre collecting my submitted information so they can respond to my enquiry.


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336. “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,


337. People who live with mental health conditions often find hope in connecting with others who may share the struggle. Others who’ve recovered or learned to manage their condition can find themselves motivated to share advice.


338. “Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.”


339. “To begin, begin.” – William Wordsworth


340. “Getting sober was one of 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.


341. “I’m like a recovering perfectionist. For me it’s one day at a time.”


342. I saved my favorite quote in this list for last. As an alcoholic, it was incredibly difficult to ask anyone for help. It required admitting that I had a problem and admitting that I couldn’t tackle it on my own — neither was easy. However, it was a necessary first step to actually start making any progress. I never could have gotten sober without the help of others.


343. A lot of people are unsure if there are suffering from addiction. Take these tests to find out if its effecting you without your knowledge.


344. However you decide to say “Congrats on your sobriety!”, the most important thing is to just say it in the first place. Your loved one has worked their butts off to get to where they are today, and an acknowledgement of all their hard work will definitely be appreciated and treasured. And it’ll keep them going strong through to their next sobriety anniversary.


345. It still doesn’t make this easy. Nothing makes this easy, but you can make better decisions.” ~ David Sheff


346. ‘Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life’ – JK Rowlings


347. This isn’t the first time you’ve faced a serious challenge in your life and it may help you to look back and draw on what you learned, Dr. Heinzerling says. Write down your strengths and your objectives; this will help keep you sober and focused on your goal.


348. The goal of spiritual practice is full recovery, and the only thing you need to recover from is a fractured sense of self. - Marianne Williamson


349. My wish is for you to recover soon from your surgery so that I can have a look at that beautiful smile.


350. “Sometimes you can only find heaven by slowly backing away from hell.” — Carrie Fisher


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353. We must desperately desire recovery with the same passion with which we pursue drugs


354. “The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.” – Ben Okri


355. Crack pipes are a type of drug paraphernalia typically used to smoke crack cocaine. They can be homemade or found at head shops. Crack cocaine abuse is harmful, and addiction treatment can help with crack cocaine drug use. Read more about the different treatment options for you or your loved ones struggling with crack addiction.


356. “Most of the problems that plague our society – addiction, overeating, crime, domestic violence, prejudice, debt, unwanted pregnancy, educational failure, underperformance at school and work, lack of savings, failure to exercise – are in some degree a failure of self-control.” — Roy Baumeister


357. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn


358. Recovery is Hard. Regret is Harder. Brittany Burgunder


359. Sobriety Quote


360. “Your addiction is not you, but it feels like you because you’ve spent so much intimate time together.” – Toni Sorenson


361. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King


362. “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis


363. “The priority of any addict is to anesthetize the pain of living to ease the passage of day with some purchased relief.” — Russell Brand


364. This is a collection of personal quotes I’ve made since getting sober in 2013. I hope these help someone struggling with their addiction as well.


365. “Recovery Is About Progression Not Perfection.” – Unknown


366. “ One day he felt ready to give up on life. He overdosed on heroine and woke up a day later at the hospital, where he was diagnosed with cancer. Just perfect, he thought.” ― Jason Medina,


"367. The good news is that I’ve learned to walk with my chin held high and no secret shadows in my life. I’ve relied upon my family, friends, faith, and that program to help get me where I am today. I now have a flourishing career in a new field and a stronger marriage and friendships, and I found that joy and self-worth I’d been chasing right inside my own self.” —Julie Elsdon-Height, 45, sober for eight years




'It’s about creating a life that's so good, you don't need to numb out from it'


“I don’t have a dramatic rock-bottom story. In fact, not having a rock bottom was one of the things that nearly stopped me from getting sober at all. I had a very fixed idea of what a problem drinker looked like, and I wasn’t it. I was convinced that things weren’t ‘bad enough’ for me to have to quit completely.




Even at the height of my drinking, I worked out. I ran. I got promoted. On the outside, things certainly looked fine. I was succeeding at work and keeping everything together. I wasn’t pouring vodka on my cornflakes or drinking and driving. But every night, I had this irresistible urge to hit the self-destruct button."


368. Lord, calm my nerves and help me to to confidently relax in your peace. May I trust in your plan - a plan that is for a good future! Give me strength and patience in the coming day as I help my husbsand recover from this surgery. Grow our relationship through this and may we come out of it with a stronger faith. In Jesus' name, amen.


369. Phone Addiction


370. Self care is equally important for those in dysfunctional relationships where addiction is a factor. If you are in a codependent relationship with an addict, it can be especially hard to focus on your own needs. Some even describe this relationship dynamic as addictive in nature. In codependent relationships, the addict’s needs are prioritized over those of the other partner. That partner may take on the addict’s problems, attempting to keep them safe, cleaning up their messes, providing them with financial support, and bailing them out of legal situations. However, in reality they are enabling the addict’s behaviors by removing the consequences of their actions.


371. “Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.” — Fulton J. Sheen


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


373. ‘The mentality and behaviour of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope’ – Russel Brand


374. “Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian.”


375. Drug addiction sobriety quote


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377. “All the mistakes I’ve ever made in my life have been when I’ve been drunk. I haven’t made hardly any mistakes sober, ever.” — Tracey Emin


378. “The experienced pastor will recognize to which situation humor belongs and to which belongs sobriety.” ― Thomas Oden


379. “You try every trick in the book to keep her. You write her letters. You drive her to work. You quote Neruda. You compose a mass e-mail disowning all your sucias. You block their e-mails. You change your phone number. You stop drinking. You stop smoking. You claim you’re a sex addict and start attending meetings. You blame your father. You blame your mother. You blame the patriarchy. You blame Santo Domingo. You find a therapist. You cancel your Facebook. You give her the passwords to all your e-mail accounts. You start taking salsa classes like you always swore you would so that the two of you could dance together. You claim that you were sick, you claim that you were weak—It was the book! It was the pressure!—and every hour like clockwork you say that you’re so so sorry. You try it all, but one day she will simply sit up in bed and say, No more, and, Ya, and you will have to move from the Harlem apartment that you two have shared. You consider not going. You consider a squat protest. In fact, you say won’t go. But in the end you do.”


380. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.


381. So often we feel powerless in this world. Experiencing trauma, injustice, neglect or abuse can make a person feel like they have little control over their own life. In fact, a recent study found that individuals who have experienced stressful childhood life events are more likely to lack a sense of autonomy and self-connectedness, which can lead to several negative consequences, including emotional challenges and difficulties managing new situations. One way people cope is by turning to drugs and alcohol. For some, when they feel powerless, abusing substances provides them with the illusion that they have control over something. In the long-run, however, addiction makes a person feel even more powerless then before.


382. “Anyone who has done the work will tell you, you will never have to tell anyone who has done the work.”


383. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein


384. This is the truth of a sober journey. We get to define how the story ends.


385. Somebody once asked me how I define sobriety, and my response was ‘liberation from dependence’. -Leslie Jamison


"386. One day, I woke up in the hospital after a long and drunken stupor across the country. On the outside, I was a compilation of scars, bruises, and crappy CVS makeup. On the inside, I was broken and scared. Who was I when I wasn’t getting wasted? I couldn’t stand to look at myself in the mirror. I was terrified to live and terrified to die. That day, I had my last drink. The emotional bottom that I had hit couldn’t compare to the possessions I had lost and the close calls with death I had encountered. I went to detox and immersed myself into the recovery world that was around me.




Through time, persistence, and taking a hard look at myself, I have come to find a life that can’t compare to anything I have ever imagined. Today, I have the best of friends and best family, and I’ve had some of the most amazing adventures because I am sober. Unfortunately and fortunately, I’ve had the chance to live two lives, one of deception and one of triumph. Because of that, I have become set free from the chains that once bound me down. I have come to know true happiness, joy, and serenity.” —Tori Skene, 25, sober for one year"


387. Join the free Facebook community by clicking this link Sober Speak Secret Facebook Group and requesting permission to join the group.


388. Recovery didn’t open the gates of heaven and let me in. Recovery opened the gates of hell and let me out!


389. On building new habits in sobriety:


390. Addiction Recovery - Staying Motivated


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392. “From a small seed, a mighty trunk may grow.” – Aeschylus


393. “A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.” – Søren Kierkegaard


394. I’ve never met an alcoholic in recovery who doesn’t believe that this is the best thing they have ever done. -Adam Clayton


395. “At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.” – Unknown


396. Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life.


397. We aren’t addicted to oil, but our cars are.


398. Your humility reminds me to keep my own pride under control. Congratulations on staying humble through such an amazing run of sobriety!


399. “I’m telling people I’m drinking one glass of wine a night, and I’m drinking five.” — Jane Lynch and My Biggest Fear in Sobriety Jane Lynch is a comedy icon. She first gained a cult following thanks to her roles in Christopher Guest’s mockumentaries, then saw her fame truly explode when she starred as Sue Sylvester in Glee. In addition to all of her acting success, Lynch is also proudly sober. I recently read…


400. Here, eight women reveal their struggles with alcoholism and how they got—and stayed—sober:


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402. “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)


403. “One thing you must realize is that: you either kill your addiction or your addiction will eventually kill you.” ~ Oche Otorkpa


404. “Mindfulness is like taking your brain for a virtual walk. Like our bodies, our minds need time to recover after a difficult workout. It is a way to ‘walk’ it off—catch your breath, settle your muscles, and be fully present. Notice what you see, smell, feel, and hear. Be in the moment as you gain insight and nurture yourself. Even a few seconds or minutes is enough. Don't overthink—it isn't the formal practice of meditation … and you don't need sneakers.” — Lori Maney Lentini


405. Proven recovery success experience, backed by a Team w/ History of:


406. “I have raised the morals and sobriety of the people.”


407. Sober companion - Sober companion, sober coach, or recovery coach are titles all representing the same job in the field of addiction, providing one-on-one assistance to


408. Addiction is never easy. To get sober, you must want to free yourself from the grasp of addiction.


409. “We should be open to change to ensure that our addiction to life always remains under check.”― Dr. Prem Jagyasi


410. “Recovery is about progression, not perfection.” — Unknown


411. “I’ve always believed clear-eyed sobriety was for the harder hearted.” ― Gillian Flynn


412. Staying motivated in sobriety


413. "The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb


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415. Sobriety is defined as the state of not being intoxicated.


416. “Life has no remote….get up and change it yourself!” ― Mark A. Cooper


417. “A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.”


418. Delamere is the UK’s only purpose built addiction treatment and behavioural wellness facility. We specialise in the medical detoxification and bespoke rehabilitation from all manner of addictive substances, including alcohol and drugs. Each of our treatment programmes and detoxes are intricately tailored to each of our guests specific treatment needs and conducted within luxurious surroundings.


419. “Don’t pick up a drink or drug, one day at a time. It sounds so simple. It actually is simple, but it isn’t easy – it requires incredible support and fastidious structuring.” ― Russell Brand


420. Ocean Recovery Facilities include:


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422. “One step at a time, one day at a time. Be strong. Be grateful. Just do the next right thing and you will arrive.” – Elizabeth Vargas


423. “I once heard a sober alcoholic say that drinking never made him happy, but it made him feel like he was going to be happy in about fifteen minutes. That was exactly it, and I couldn’t understand why the happiness never came, couldn’t see that alcohol kept me trapped in a world of illusion, procrastination, paralysis. I lived always in the future, never in the present. Next time, next time! Next time I drank it would be different, next time it would make me feel good again. And all my efforts were doomed because already drinking hadn’t made me feel good in years.” - Heather King, author


424. We disappear entirely as our addictions worsen and become incapable of self-love because all we can love is the substance we abuse.


425. "Hope, hope, hope. It has to be there. Rob the person of hope, and there won’t be any recovery.” – Dan Fisher


426. “You have become an addiction, an obsession, a religion. I am enthralled and I am obsessed. I am obsessed with you, your smell, your taste, your body and most of all… your mind.” – Calin


427. “When I stopped living in the problem and began living in the answer, the problem went away.” ― Alcoholics Anonymous


428. I think that one of the most important things someone can do to maintain sobriety long-term is to find new hobbies that they love. Boredom is the sobriety killer, but finding new passions can enrich sobriety and life in general.


429. Related: How To Stop Bad Habits And Addictions?


430. “Happy 1 Year of Sobriety! You are doing such a great job! So many people are proud of you. Keep up the fucking awesome work! You will never regret it! Sending good vibes.”


431. Recovery didn’t open the gates of heaven and let me in. Recovery opened the gates of hell and let me out! -Anonymous


432. Humility is not denying your strengths. Humility is being honest about your weaknesses


433. I am so happy to know that your surgery went on as planned and it was less painful. I wish you a smooth and quick recovery. Take care of yourself.


434. “A soulmate’s purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master …” Elizabeth Gilbert


435. “Positive thoughts and prayer have been the best means available, since the beginning of time, to transform darkness into light.” – Cate Stevens


436. Scotland Address: Nova Recovery, 10-12 Scott St, Largs, North Ayrshire, Scotland, KA30 9NU


437. Dear God, We feel wounded, betrayed, and brokenhearted. We wonder sometimes if we can ever fully recover from the deep hurt we feel inside. Thank you that you know what we’ve been through and the struggles we still carry. Help us to forgive. Help us to let go. We know that we can move forward with you in peace and freedom. We pray for those who have hurt us right now, and ask for your power to work mightily within their lives. We leave them in your hands and find our comfort and strength in your spirit.


438. “Good emotional sobriety reflects a well-balanced limbic system. The limbic system is the mind/body system that governs our mood, emotional tone, appetite, and sleep cycles, to name just a few of its wide-ranging functions.” – Tian Dayton Ph.D


439. “Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement.”—Anthony J. D’Angelo


440. “To sober up seems to many like making life “so serious,” as if seriousness precluded joy, warmth, spontaneity and fun. But there can be a delusional, blind quality to non-sober festivities. To have our eyes open soberly with all our senses and memory intact allows some of the most rewarding, soul-nourishing, and long-lasting pleasures possible.”


441. Being sober delivered almost everything drinking promised. -Anne Lamott


442. Blue Hills Recovery


443. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lou Holtz


444. “Your addiction is not you, but it feels like you because you’ve spent so much intimate time together.” ― Toni Sorenson


445. “I personally believe this: 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.”


446. “You’d be surprised how addicting high self-esteem is.” – Fergie


447. “Happy sobriety birthday to you. May your life sober life be a continued inspiration to us all”


448. “Realize that narcissists have an addiction disorder. They are strongly addicted to feeling significant. Like any addict, they will do whatever it takes to get this feeling often. That is why they are manipulative and future fakers. They promise change, but can’t deliver if it interferes with their addiction. That is why they secure backup supply.” — Shannon L. Alder


449. These sobriety quotes will help you realize what an exquisite thing sobriety is.


450. “I am addicted to the way I feel when I think of you.” – Anonymous


451. While using substances may take away our inhibitions and anxieties, it also dulls wonderful parts of ourselves. Drugs and alcohol become a central part of an addict’s life over loved ones, careers, personal interests and other passions. Recovery gives us a chance to learn to live without substances while embracing what makes us unique. Rather than putting a bandaid over a gaping wound, recovery helps us address these issues head on and heal. Those in addiction recovery work to accept the parts of themselves they may have obscured with drugs and alcohol. This can lead to wonderful things and many new adventures. When we are able to accept ourselves without relying on substances, we have the opportunity to learn who we truly are and what we want in life.


452. It can be difficult to understand why an addict continues to use drugs, when they may have destroyed that same person’s intimate relationships, family, friends, finances, and life overall. Stockholm Syndrome is a great way to describe the control addiction has despite the devastation it causes. Although this is not one the love and addiction quotes that directly refers to romantic relationships, it can provide insight to a loved one on why it is not so easy to just quit.


453. And Sobriety Really is a Gift... For Those Who Are Willing To Receive It -Ace Frewley


454. “Getting sober is a radically creative act.”― Meredith Bell, author


455. “There are hours for rest, and hours for wakefulness; nights for sobriety and nights for drunkenness—(if only so that possession of the former allows us to discern the latter when we have it; for sad as it is, no human body can be happily drunk all the time).”


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457. “It does not matter how slowly you go, only that you do not stop.” — Confucius, ancient Chinese philosopher


458. How Rob Delaney Tackled Depression After Getting Sober


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460. Sign up for Exploring Sobriety Updates


461. “OK,” he said. “I have a question. I hope this doesn’t sound rude, but if you don’t drink, smoke, or do drugs, what the hell do you do for fun?” “This,” I said. “This.” I understand this question more than i understand most questions about sobriety. I understand it because I know exactly where it comes from and exactly why people ask. And I understand why it seems so incomprehensible. I understand it because it was my question. How do you vacation in Mexico without tequila, eat dinner without wine, brunch without champagne, party without shots? How do you live without the distinct pleasure of being silly drunk? Prior to October 2012, if you would have asked me what sobriety looked like, I would have said something that sounded like a fart noise while pointing two thumbs down. A life without alcohol might as well have been a death sentence of boring. A life half lived, with half smiles, that smelled like Clorox bleach. What I have discovered on this side of the bar scene is the exact opposite. Instead of the boring life I had anticipated before quitting booze, my life without alcohol is where my actual living began. Nothing was as half lived, forced, sad, or redundant as an existence that required alcohol to have fun.”


462. “Addiction begins with the hope that something ‘out there’ can instantly fill up the emptiness inside.” — Jean Kilbourne


463. Recovery from addiction, whether it be alcohol, drug or any behavioural addiction, can be one of the most challenging journeys of your life. Recovery is a daily battle requiring focus, determination, support and hope.


464. “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


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


466. Jesus, You taught us that those who believe in You will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover from their illnesses. I lay hands on [name of friend] right now, and in the Name of Jesus, I ask that You tread down this sickness under Your feet. I thank You, Father, that You graciously give us all things. I thank You that [name of friend] is more than victorious through You who love us. Amen.


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468. “What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.” – Charles Bukowski


469. “Recovery is an acceptance that your life is in shambles, and you have to change it.” — James Lee Curtis


470. [Name], I’m sending you my best wishes for a speedy recovery!


471. “Recovering from the suicide of a loved one, you need all the help you can get, so I very much recommend a meditation program. The whole picture of how to recover from this has to do with body, mind, and spirit. That’s applicable to any kind of depression.” – Judy Collins


472. “Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.” – Søren Kierkegaard


473. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” — Nelson Mandela


474. “We should be open to change to ensure that our addiction to life always remains under check.” – Dr. Prem Jagyasi


475. “And I'd started thinking about my mother's last weeks--the way she'd drifted listlessly about the house in her dressing gown, cigarettes in one hand, glass of something strong-smelling in the other. ”


476. “Recovery begins at exactly that moment when you are completely broken to pieces and must surrender to unfamiliar and uncomfortable ways in order to be rebuilt into who you were meant to be.” – Unknown


477. If you are on the road to recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, you have something to celebrate about. Reminiscing on your positive recovery progress by reading the inspirational road to recovery quotes is a terrific way to stay motivated and optimistic about your success.


478. “The thought of drove him on. but he ran no more than a hundred feet. when he staggered and pitched headlong. It was his last panic. When he had recovered his breath and control. he sat up and entertained in his mind the conception of meeting death with dignity.”


479. Till now poets were privileged to insert a certain proportion of nonsense - very far in excess of one-half of one per cent - into their otherwise sober documents.


480. Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” — Lyndon B. Johnson


481. “I was glad to be sober, but after ninety days, people weren’t patting me on the back anymore, sayin’, ‘Good job on the sobriety! Go get ’em!’” ― Chris Farley


482. “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


483. “There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.” ― John Ciardi


484. Women and Addiction


485. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” — Robert Collier


486. How Can I Tell if Someone is in an Active Addiction?


487. “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though 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


488. “It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you don’t stop.” – Confucius


489. Addiction Rehab


490. There is nothing to worry about; you are in the hands of professionals. The surgery will be successful and you will be on your way to recovery. Good luck!


491. Comparing one’s progress in recovery to that of others will only distract you from improving your life. Make an effort to congratulate yourself and recognize your progress. Or, if your loved one is in recovery, support them by letting them know how proud you are of their bravery and progress. Try and recognize their accomplishments, no matter how small rather than focus on the negative. Sometimes a few positive words can go a long way.


492. “Exercise is like an addiction. Once you’re in it, you feel your body needs it.”- Elsa Pataky


493. Sobriety Qoutes


494. “My main focus in sobriety has been to replace fear with faith or love.” – Steve-O


495. But men at whiles are sober


496. “The world doesn’t always know what to do with people who don’t recover from illness. We like stories that have a clear beginning and ending. Even if you don’t fully heal or ‘get better’, you can be loved and appreciated for exactly who you are now. It’s enough.”


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498. “Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement.” ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo


499. “When we think of addicts, we seldom associate the word discrimination.”


500. If you are looking for the best sobriety quotes to keep you going. Look no further!


501. “Every day men, women, and adolescents take their first steps on this journey. Dramatic changes do happen.” – Joe Herzanek


502. We lost too much while we were drinking. We battled against those we loved and now our recovery helps prevent a recurrence.


503. “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


504. Sobriety Anniversary Quotes For the Sponsor


505. “Only goal as a mother: Raise children that don’t have to recover from their childhood.”


506. Below is the list of our top 20 recovery quotes. Many of these quotes were found via Pinterest and Facebook.


507. “The thing is, if I don’t have sobriety, I don’t have anything.”


508. How the actress fights the stigma surrounding addiction.


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


510. Stay up to date with the latest from "Exploring Sobriety." Take a look.


511. “Most addicts I have talked to report a similar experience. They did not start using drugs for any reason they can remember. They just drifted along until they got hooked. If you have never been addicted, you can have no clear idea what it means to need junk with the addict’s special need. You don’t decide to be an addict. One morning you wake up sick and you’re an addict.“ - William S. Burroughs, writer


512. “Perfectionism is a self-destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect. and do everything perfectly. I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame. judgment. and blame.”


513. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” — Muhammad Ali


514. When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life. – Jean Shinoda Bolen


515. “Dedicating some time to meditation is a meaningful expression of caring for yourself that can help you move through the mire of feeling unworthy of recovery. As your mind grows quieter and more spacious, you can begin to see self-defeating thought patterns for what they are, and open up to other, more positive options.” — Sharon Salzberg


516. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr


517. “Wishing you another big fat congratulations on another year of sobriety! You’ve come so far in 14 years and I couldn’t be more proud of the man and father you have become. I love you, all of it.”


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519. About Addiction Recovery


520. “My heart might be bruised, but it will recover and become capable of seeing the beauty of life once more. It’s happened before, it will happen again, I’m sure. When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive – I’ll find love again.” – Paulo Coelho


521. Costa Mesa Opioid Addiction Treatment


522. I’ve never met an alcoholic in recovery who doesn’t believe that this is the best thing they have ever done


523. Enter your phone number and a member of our team will call you back to discuss your recovery.


524. "Three things you cannot recover in life: the moment after it’s missed, the word after it’s said, and the time after it’s wasted.”


525. Everything will turn out well and in no time you will be back to your normal life. May God bless you! I wish you a quick recovery.


526. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy. care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”


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


528. It doesn’t matter how slowly you go. Only that you keep making moves. We don’t aim for perfection. Only progress. May these sobriety quotes help you get up from rock bottom and stay up once you’re on your feet.


"529. That statement hit me like a ton of bricks, and I knew in my heart it was true. I made a decision on that day that I would not drink until further notice. I had no idea at that time how long that would be, but I knew I had to try something I’d never tried before, which was cutting out drugs and alcohol completely from my life.




When I got back to Cancun, I began reading about alcohol use disorder and educated myself on why I drank. I started a blog about my sobriety and began forming connections with others through the online recovery community. A year into my sobriety, I tried 12-step meetings, and I also found meditation and CrossFit to be helpful. Every good thing I have in my life is a direct result of choosing recovery every single day.” — Kelly F., 32, sober for four years"


530. ” ~David Brainerd


531. “I’ve been sober now for a couple of years and I’m taking my sobriety very seriously – one day at a time and I am moving forward in my career.” ― Daniel Baldwin


532. Recovery is hard; being the loved one of an addict is also difficult, but hopefully, these words will make it just a little easier for you.


533. Addiction Helpline (877) 378-4154


534. “Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.” ―Brené Brown


535. “Once you see results, it becomes an addiction.”


536. “A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” —Serena Williams


537. If you’re still on the fence about whether you have an addiction or not, complete a self-assessment quiz. These tools provide further insight on whether you have an addiction or not. It is not, however, a medical diagnosis.


538. Addiction treatment


539. “The road to Recovery will not always be easy, but I will take it one day at a time.” — Amanda Lindhout


540. “When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …” ―Marcus Aurelius


541. People often find drug addiction quotes for families helpful. It isn’t just those who struggle with substance abuse; their family members, friends, and other loved ones are impacted, too.


542. “They say getting sober in AA is simple, but not easy. Just like winning the lottery, I guess.”


543. "A soul mate's purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master.... – Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


544. You are not the same person you were when you were in the depths of your addiction. It can be easy to forget how far you’ve come and how much you’ve changed during sobriety. Acknowledging all the good things about you will help you stay focused on the positive aspects of being sober. (This woman says getting sober saved her life.)


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


546. Several treatment options can effectively treat addiction. Encourage your friend or loved one to talk to their doctor or a treatment counselor about using alcohol treatment programs, substance abuse treatment, relapse prevention, or support groups as part of their recovery.


547. “There is a road to freedom. Its milestones are obedience, endeavour, honesty, order, cleanliness, sobriety, truthfulness, sacrifice, and love of the fatherland.” ― Adolf Hitler


548. Drug Addiction, Signs, and Treatment


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550. “If we’re holding on to anger and resentment, it makes it harder to live in, attain, and maintain emotional sobriety.” – Tian Dayton Ph.D


551. “Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact. it’s often the path to depression. anxiety. addiction. and life paralysis.”


552. “The best way out is always through.” — Robert Frost


553. “Congratulations on yet another sobriety milestone! I’m so proud of you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being my sponsor and guiding me on this journey of sobriety. You continue to inspire me. My life has been forever changed by you. I’m so thankful!”


554. Sobriety Anniversary Quotes That Sum Up Accomplishments


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


556. “It is most absurdly said, in popular language, of any man, that he is disguised in liquor; for, on the contrary, most men are disguised by sobriety.” ― Thomas de Quincey


557. The stand-up comedian and podcast host has been sober for 22 years.


558. Midwood Addiction Treatment


559. “Not drinking makes me a lot happier.” ― Naomi Campbell


560. ‘Live less out of habit and more out of intent.’


561. “Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength."


562. We Level Up addiction rehab detox center network


563. I’m not telling you it is going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.


564. I am a recovering narcissist. I thought narcissism was about self-love till someone told me there is a flip side to it. It is actually drearier than self-love; it is unrequited self-love. – Emily Levine


565. “I will remember and recover, not forgive and forget.”


566. Sobriety Anniversary Quotes for Those with Super Human Strength


567. “Hit the bottom and get back up; or hit the bottle and stay down.”


568. 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


569. “Incarceration without recovery programming is ineffective for people who are coping with addiction. It’s common sense: Isolating and punishing don’t work. Love, inclusion, and help do.” – Ryan Hampton


570. The pleasant life is not produced by continual drinking and dancing, nor sexual intercourse, nor rare dishes of sea food and other delicacies of a luxurious table. On the contrary, it is produced by sober reasoning which examines the motives for every choice and avoidance, driving away beliefs which are the source of mental disturbances.


571. “It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action.” – Al Batt


572. “Have an amazing AA birthday. You deserve to be happy and healthy today and every day thereafter.”


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


574. Americans have a complicated relationship with sobriety. Nearly 90 percent of American adults say they drank alcohol at some time in their lives, with 55 percent saying they had a drink in the past month. More than one-quarter met the criteria for binge drinking in the past month, according to data from the National Institutes of Health. One in 12 will struggle with alcohol during their lifetime.


575. “I never thought when I stumbled into the recovery rooms, 25 years ago, that I would be standing in the middle of this life I never could have imagined. I am peaceful. I am free and I am living.” – Sober and shameless, Kristina Wandzilak


576. If you or a loved one need inpatient treatment for an alcohol problem please call us here at Delamere. Our addiction treatment colleagues are passionate about helping those suffering from addiction to make a full and lasting recovery.


577. The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.


578. “Getting sober is a radically creative act.” ― Meredith Bell, A Sober Year: Daily Musings on an Alcohol-Free Life


579. At Ocean Recovery Centre, we believe ‘living in recovery’ isn’t something you ‘do’. It’s more about something that you ‘are’. Recovery quotes to fuel your ‘identity’ as someone ‘living in recovery’ and also help you avoid relapse after undertaking drug and alcohol rehab treatment.


580. Everyone has an addiction. Mine happens to be you.” – Lifehacks.IO


581. “A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” ~ Serena Williams


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584. Control of sobriety


585. Get well soon. We miss you so much and we only wish you a successful surgery and speedy recovery.


586. “Addiction isn’t about substance – you aren’t addicted to the substance, you are addicted to the alteration of mood that the substance brings.” – Susan Cheever


587. Josh Brolin on Sobriety


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589. Realise that narcissists have an addiction disorder. They are strongly addicted to feeling significant. Like any addict, they will do whatever it takes to get this feeling often. That is why they are manipulative and future fakers. They promise change but can’t deliver if it interferes with their addiction. That is why they secure backup supplies.” — unknown


590. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. – Robert Collier


591. “A compassionate approach leads to less addiction.” ― Johann Hari


592. Motivational Recovery Quotes To Help You On Recovery Journey


593. “Congrats on one month of sobriety! We are so proud of you for making healthy choices and we hope you are feeling really good! The boys are very happy for their aunt and we super miss you. We promise to always be here for you. We love you unconditionally and hope we are all reunited soon.” (16)


594. “Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.” – Norman Vincent Peale


595. “I personally believe this: 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, No Regrets: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir


596. We are here to help. Contact us today and get the answers you need to start your journey to recovery!


597. Drug Addiction Quotes to Inspire Recovery


598. “Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace. These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know there is no hope for their recovery. They will be mourned by their families; they will be mourned by a Mother Earth that dared send two of her sons into the unknown... Others will...” (CONTINUE READING)


599. I hope you have a speedy recovery! We’re all pulling for you.


600. The struggles and chaos are apart of life. But you have to accept them with grace and serenity because they have their own gifts too.


601. Addiction does not discriminate. It affects people from all classes and all walks of life. Many celebrities, like Demi Lovato and Russell Brand, were functioning addicts. Check out some of the more popular addiction recovery sayings by celebrities below.


602. “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


603. “Rise above sectional interests and private ambitions… Pass from matter to spirit. Matter is diversity; spirit is light, life and unity.” – Muhammad Iqbal


604. “The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope.” — Russell Brand


605. Home » News » Quotes and sayings to inspire addiction recovery and sobriety


606. “I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction.” — Gene Tierney


607. Way to stay the course! Each day will add up quickly, and we’ll celebrate again soon!


608. “When I got sober and was able to become a father and have a family, that was when some of the greatest lessons came.”


609. Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.


610. “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


611. ‘F-E-A-R has two meanings: “Forget Everything And Run” or “Face Everything And Rise.” The choice is yours. ‘ – Zig Ziglar


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613. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” — Chinese Proverb


614. “The economic advantages of sobriety have never been doubtful.” ― Ida Tarbell


615. ‘Addiction vs. Recovery…


616. “To attain and maintain emotional sobriety, we need to learn to tolerate our strong feelings and translate those feelings into words.” – Tian Dayton Ph.D


617. “There are always plenty of rivals to our work. We are always falling in love or quarreling, looking for jobs or fearing to lose them, getting ill and recovering, following public affairs. If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come. There are, of course, moments when the pressure of the excitement is so great that only superhuman self-control could resist it. They come both in war and peace. We must do the best we can.


618. “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H. G. Wells


619. “For several days, I slept. Whether this was a necessary part of physical recovery or a stubborn retreat from waking reality, I do not know, but I woke only reluctantly to take a little food, falling at once back into a stupor of oblivion, as though the small, warm weight of broth in my stomach were an anchor that pulled me after it, down through the murky fathoms of sleep.” — Diana Gabaldon


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621. Here are my 10 favorite sobriety quotes I find most inspiring. Have a look!


622. "Good morning my sweetest addiction! I can’t live without you.


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624. “The CRAFT approach, developed by Bob Meyers at U of New Mexico, is one set of important tools that DO work, and it feels great to see families using these strategies and getting results, feeling hopeful again, feeling empowered, getting support, learning to trust themselves again, getting their lives and the lives of their children back.” – Jeff Foote, PhD


625. “And now I'm right back where I started. Sober and miserable.”


626. “Emotional sobriety describes a midrange of thinking, feeling, and behavior. Though at first blush the idea may seem as if we no longer experience highs and lows, this would be a limited idea of the scope of it. Emotional balance and maturity actually allow us tremendous freedom of inner movement because we’re no longer living in reactive mode.” – Tian Dayton Ph.D


627. Don’t feel overwhelmed, you know we are here for you. We are with you in prayers and God will see you through. Sending you the very best wishes for the fastest recovery!


628. “It is the tendency of deep feeling to subdue the manner rather than to render it too energetic.”


629. Fiona Apple made headlines when she decided not to attend the Grammys last year. However, she said that she felt like it wouldn’t be compatible with her sobriety. For anyone who has gotten sober, avoiding these kind of triggering events as incredibly important.


630. “Addiction brings apathy. Break the apathy, and you break the addiction.”― Mango Wodzak


631. Also, if you are struggling with addiction right now, you can reach out to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.


632. More from Exploring Sobriety


633. I think a guy who's had just the right amount of booze can sing the blues a hell of a lot better than a guy who is stone sober.


634. “you’re far more likely to run into the enemy in the form of an alert on your phone while you’re reading your Bible or a multiday Netflix binge or a full-on dopamine addiction to Instagram or a Saturday morning at the office or another soccer game on a Sunday or commitment after commitment after commitment in a life of speed.”


635. When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life. - Jean Shinoda Bolen.


636. On an emotional level, many find themselves trapped in shame spirals, blaming themselves for their addiction and then continuing to use to escape their guilt. They have tried to get sober on their own and then felt hopeless when they were unable to do so. Like any other disease, the best way to deal with addiction is to seek treatment from trained professionals. If you are feeling trapped by your addiction, take the first step by asking for help. If your partner struggles with addiction, you cannot force them to seek help. However, you can let them know that there are treatment options available, even if they are not yet ready to begin their recovery.


637. Recovery Quotes


638. “If you trade your authenticity for safety. you may experience the following: anxiety. depression. eating disorders. addiction. rage. blame. resentment. and inexplicable grief.”


639. “It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” — Joseph Campbell


640. “You’ve grown to become such a confident and strong person.”


641. With boundaries, it comes down to this, that you don’t support the illness, you support recovery.” – Christopher Kennedy Lawford


642. “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


643. Inspiration recovery quote


644. “Once you start to see results, it becomes an addiction.” — Author Unknown


645. Heroin Price, Purity, & Risky Effects of Addiction


646. “Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain.” ~ Eckhart Tolle


647. “Kid, sobriety’s like a hard-on; the minute you get it, you want to f*** with it.” ― David Foster Wallace


648. Don't let the past define your present.


649. “The undiscerning observer may think that this mixture of ideal and reality, of the human and spiritual, is most likely to be present where there are a number of levels in the structure of a community, as in marriage, the family, friendship, where the human element as such already assumes a central importance in the community’s coming into being at all, and where the spiritual is only something added to the physical and intellectual. According to this view, it is only in these relationships that there is a danger of confusing and mixing the two spheres, whereas there can be no such danger in a purely spiritual fellowship. This idea, however, is a great delusion. According to all experience the truth is just the opposite. A marriage, a family, a friendship is quite conscious of the limitations of its community-building power; such relationships know very well, if they are sound, where the human element stops and the spiritual begins. They know the difference between physical-intellectual and spiritual community. On the contrary, when a community of a purely spiritual kind is established, it always encounters the danger that everything human will be carried into and intermixed with this fellowship. A purely spiritual relationship is not only dangerous but also an altogether abnormal thing. When physical and family relationships or ordinary associations, that is, those arising from everyday life with all its claims upon people who are working together, are not projected into the spiritual community, then we must be especially careful. That is why, as experience has shown, it is precisely in retreats of short duration that the human element develops most easily. Nothing is easier than to stimulate the glow of fellowship in a few days of life together, but nothing is more fatal to the sound, sober, brotherly fellowship of everyday life. There is probably no Christian to whom God has not given the uplifting experience of genuine Christian community at least once in his life. But in this world such experiences can be no more than a gracious extra beyond the daily bread of Christian community life. We have no claim upon such experiences, and we do not live with other Christians for the sake of acquiring them. It is not the experience of Christian brotherhood, but solid and certain faith in brotherhood that holds us together. That God has acted and wants to act upon us all, this we see in faith as God’s greatest gift, this makes us glad and happy, but it also makes us ready to forego all such experiences when God at times does not grant them. We are bound together by faith, not by experience. ‘Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity’—this is the Scripture’s praise of life together under the Word. But now we can rightly interpret the words ‘in unity’ and say, ‘for brethren to dwell together through Christ’. For Jesus Christ alone is our unity. ‘He is our peace’. Through him alone do we have access to one another, joy in one another, and fellowship with one another.”


650. I will remember and recover, not forgive and forget. – Unknown


651. The only “negative” side effect of sobriety: You’ll be alone with your thoughts and emotions for the first time. This is more terrifying than most imagine.


652. When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings you joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.— Jean Shinoda Bolen


653. “Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian.” ― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale


654. “I have other obligations now – the show, my family, my life… though I know that without my sobriety I wouldn’t have any of those things.”


655. “Butterflies are not insects,' Captain John Sterling said soberly. 'They are self-propelled flowers.”


656. “Nothing is easier than to stimulate the euphoria of community in a few days of life together [gemeinsame Leben]; and nothing is more fatal to the healthy, sober, everyday life in community of Christians.”


657. “Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.” ― Brené Brown


658. I’ve written about many of these celebrities in the past, and below I’ve collected some of the quotes that I found most interesting and motivational. I’ve also included links to my old write-ups, so that you can learn more about each celebrity’s experiences with sobriety.


659. “I’m addicted to the way I feel when I’m thinking about you.” – Fall Out Boy


660. “I tried not to get too addicted to reading the Whedonesque website, because it could become obsessive. They were a charming and loyal bunch of people to whom I’m eternally grateful.” ~ Olivia Williams


661. “Thank you for being supportive of me in my battle with addiction. You are a true example of what hard work and dedication to sobriety can accomplish. You’re an amazing father, husband, and friend. Congratulations on 5 years, sober brother! Good luck on your race.”


662. Do sobriety quotes actually help aid in addiction recovery?


663. Harmony Recovery NC


664. Recovery is an acceptance that your life is in shambles and you have to change.


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667. 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're survived through all the shit your addiction has but you through, you can survive recovery.


668. Love & Addiction Quotes on Understanding Addiction


669. My recovery must come first so that everything I love in life doesn’t have to come last. – Anonymous


670. HOW TO BREAK AN ADDICTION


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


672. “After moving from Texas to Florida at age 15, I was naturally searching for new friends. Drinking seemed to be my ticket into the ‘cool kids’ crew. Mixed with just the right amount of curiosity and boredom, this quickly led to binge drinking and using harder drugs. By the time I was 21, I was addicted to alcohol and cocaine.


673. Solitude is for me a fount of healing which makes my life worth living. Talking is often a torment for me, and I need many days of silence to recover from the futility of words.”


674. Behavioural addictions


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678. I’m not addicted to coffee. We’re just in a committed relationship.


679. “I used to think a drug addict was someone who lived on the far edges of society. Wild-eyed, shaven-headed and living in a filthy squat. That was until I became one.” - Cathryn Kemp, writer


680. “At first, addiction is maintained by pleasure, but the intensity of the pleasure gradually diminishes and addiction is then maintained by the avoidance of pain.” - Frank Tallis, psychologist


681. “I am not defined by my relapses, but by my decision to remain in recovery despite them.” (Anonymous)


682. The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, but human connection. – Johann Hari


683. Email: [email protected]


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685. “Someone who is trying to be sober is often trying to work out deeper emotional issues and is attempting to undo years of habitual behavior. When you reduce recovery to just abstinence, it simplifies what is really a much more complex issue.”


686. “I approach sobriety with the same mentality I approached sports with. You’re going to put in the time. You’ve got to suit up, show up, and keep your eyes on the win.” — Molly Bloom, author and former competitive skier


687. “The ability to use our thinking minds to organize the feelings and sensory impressions fed to us through our limbic system is key to emotional sobriety.” – Tian Dayton Ph.D


688. “Just wanted you to know someone is always thinking of you! Life is a series of baby steps. The goal isn’t to just be sober. The goal is to love yourself so much that you don’t need or want to not be sober. I’m always here as your best friend if you ever need me.”


689. “We’re saying that the way people sustain ongoing, long-term change is through building a better life in ways that matter to them as individuals.” – Nicole Kosanke, PhD


690. The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.


691. “I am a recovering narcissist. I thought narcissism was about self-love till someone told me there is a flip side to it. It is actually drearier than self-love; it is unrequited self-love.”


692. “People with good emotional sobriety take responsibility for maintaining their own good mood. They don’t blame other people for the mood they are in and they don’t wait for someone else to change before they let themselves feel better. They know that like attracts like” – Tian Dayton Ph.D


693. Best Addiction Recovery Quotes for Those Trying to Get Sober


694. “The hopeful part about that is when you do have that help, you will feel better. It still doesn’t make this easy. Nothing makes this easy, but you can make better decisions.” – David Sheff


695. “Baby steps are key–baby steps and lots and lots of praise.” – Erica Spiegelman


696. If you are in a relationship with an addict, you may struggle to understand why your partner continues to use, despite the negative consequences. Unfortunately, by the time a person exhibits symptoms of addiction, it may be too late to simply stop using. Drugs and alcohol can actually hijack important areas of the brain including the prefrontal cortex. This part of the brain that helps us recognize the dangers of addictive substances and make decisions.


697. Fentanyl Addiction


698. Positive quotes for mental health and addiction


699. “Somebody once asked me how I define sobriety, and my response was ‘liberation from dependence’.” — Leslie Jamison, The Gin Closet


700. Implementing these new habits takes time, but reducing or eliminating your alcohol consumption is worth it. Sobriety is the best gift that I’ve ever given myself.

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