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750 Inspirational Proud Of Your Sobriety Quotes (2023)

1. “You kicked ass and took names this past year by staying sober. Wow, 7 years is amazing! I am so proud of you and your success. Keep reaching for the stars. I love you very much.”


2. “I know these past few months have been challenging, but you are so strong and have handled yourself with so much grace through it all. I’m thankful for you and your sobriety and I am so proud of you and the progress you have made in such a short amount of time. I love you tons.”


3. “This card is for my amazing husband, an amazing father, and my best friend. I couldn’t be more proud of you for being such a strong man and giving your demons a big F U! I can’t curse since this is also from the kids. We love you! Happy 4 years sober, babe.


4. “I wanted to express how truly proud I am of you and your journey toward health and sobriety. Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey. I’m so excited to watch you grow. Sending love, light and never ending support.”


5. “I’m proud of you” is a powerful statement and reminder of how far they’ve come. Most, if not all, recovering addicts have days where they want to throw in the metaphorical towel and give up the race, but your support can keep them going. Acknowledge their commitment to their sobriety in your card in the best way you can.


6. “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


7. “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.”


8. “Thank you so much for sharing the news of your one year sobriety anniversary with me! I am so proud of you and happy for you! What an accomplishment! I love you times infinity and am here for you always.”


9. “I wish you knew how proud we are of you for your sobriety and for the person you are working hard to become! You are the strongest person we know!”


10. “As we approach your 8 months of sobriety… just wanted to let you know how proud of you I am! I believe in you and can’t wait to do more life with you. I love you!” (33


11. “I could not be more proud of the sister, daughter, aunt and, most importantly, mother that you have become. 5 years ago I could not dream we would be here today but you are one of my most favorite people in this world. Happy 4 years sober!”


12. “Happy Soberversary! I am so proud of you and happy you are taking care of yourself. Covid, quarantine, isolation, anything politics related - it has been a year and you persisted! Love you to the moon!”


13. “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!”


14. 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.


15. “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.”


16. “Happy 10th Sobriety Birthday! You are a charismatic and tenacious sparkle unicorn who goes out there and conquers without looking back. I am proud of all you accomplished and all you will achieve. You’re an amazing sister, and an even better aunt!”


17. “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.”


18. “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…


19. “Congratulations on another year sober. We are so very proud of you! We love having you back. Keep it going. You are a strong lady and don’t forget it.”


20. “This card is for my amazing husband, an amazing father, and my best friend. I couldn’t be more proud of you for being such a strong man and giving your demons a big F U! I can’t curse since this is also from the kids. We love you! Happy 4 years sober, babe.


21. “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!”


22. “I just want to say how proud I am of you. As I’ve heard of your friends relapsing or, worse, dying of their addictions, I’ve come to realize how truly strong you are for keeping up your sobriety for two years. Loving our relationship now, too. Love you!!”


23. “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.”


24. “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)


25. “10 years sober is a HUGE milestone. You have worked so hard to create a life that you always dreamed you would have. I’ve seen you consistently work with such focus and determination, you are truly an icon, a BOSS ASS BITCH. My role model and inspiration. Never forget how far you have come. I love you and am so proud!”


26. “Happy 4 Years of Sobriety! I am beyond proud of you and all the wonderful accomplishments you’ve made these past four years! I have watched you grow into such a strong, independent person and, most importantly, an AMAZING dad! I can’t wait to see where life takes you. Remember I’ll always be there every step of the way!”


27. “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


28. “Happy Sobriety Day!! Words can’t express how proud we are of you. You are such a light in so many people's lives. You made such a brave decision I can’t tell you how thankful I am for it. Cheers to many more!”


29. “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!”


30. “Your future needs you. Your past doesn’t”


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


32. 65. “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


33. What eight years sober means to him.


34. ‘One day at a time,’ just like how you have to approach your friendship with me.​


35. “I’m here if you ever need anything.”


36. “Happy Sobriety Anniversary! I truly look up to you so much, Mom! You’re such a BADASS. How lucky am I to have a mom as great as you. Love you big.”


37. “All the things I’d done were terrifying to her, and she had a hard time believing I would ever be able to stay married and monogamous and a father and all those things. For the first year and a half [that] we were together, that was what we battled over almost weekly,” he told Playboy in 2012, noting that he had a history of drinking and using “cocaine, opiates, marijuana, diet pills, pain pills, everything.”


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


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


40. “I didn’t even know I was addicted until I tried to stop.” — Unknown


41. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.”


42. “Above anything else—above family or job—the main thing is staying sober. That’s because without being sober, I don’t have a family or a job.” — William Regal, former professional wrestler and author


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


44. “You’re doing incredible work. Don’t give up!”


45. Alcohol abuse and sobriety can affect you for the rest of your life, but both for very different reasons. When I decided to get sober, I knew it would be worth it, but I didn’t quite know what to expect on my recovery journey. I’m fortunate that it was relatively simple, but I know that’s not the case for everyone.


46. “It’s not clever to respond to humiliation if it was received from a guy you don’t respect! Because the value of an insult is zero if it’s created by a creature that doesn’t have a heart. Listen only to sober, conscious, and wise people.”


47. “Addiction is just a way of trying to get at something else. Something bigger. Call it transcendence if you want, but it’s like a rat in a maze. We all want the same thing. We all have this hole. The thing you want offers relief, but it’s a trap.” – Tess Callahan


48. “Work is my hobby, staying sober is my job.” ― Christian Slater


49. “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


50. “Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning, anyone can start over and make a new ending.” ~Chico Xavier


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


52. There are people with a shitty personality when both sober and drunk. These people are assholes, but they don’t have problems. If you’re cool when you’re sober but you’ve lost friendships while intoxicated, you have a drinking problem.


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54. ‘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’


55. Know this, though: It is possible to get sober and stay sober long-term. A 2014 survey of more than 6,000 Alcoholics Anonymous members, found that over 27 percent reported being sober for up to a year, 24 percent were sober one to five years, 27 percent made it five to 20 years, and 22 percent said they had been sober for more than 20 years.


56. “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. ”


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


58. “You are truly inspiring to others who are struggling with addiction.”


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


60. “Ya think that the whiskey tastes good? Try a big cup of sobriety—now that is the good stuff!” ― Steven Tyler


61. When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That's when the sparkle started for me -Mary Karr


62. “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


63. The process of recovery is not short, but it is rewarding. Whether you are seeking treatment, have already completed a program, or are supporting your significant other on their recovery journey, time and commitment are required. Struggling with sobriety is normal and sometimes relapses do occur. However, it is important to focus on the daily goal of remaining sober, rather than getting stuck on past failures.


64. “Getting sober is a radically creative act.”


65. 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.


66. Sobriety is a windy road with many ups and downs. It’s how we navigate those down times that will determine our success or failures. If your sober brother or sister has faced some tough times recently yet still pushed through like a champ, make a point to point that out. Every battle won is a battle worth remembering.


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


68. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” -Robert Louis Stevenson


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


70. “Just for the record darling, not all positive change feels positive in the beginning.”


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


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


73. “You’ve got to learn to leave the table when love’s no longer being served.” – Nina Simone with a blue border


74. “No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.” ~ George Chakiris


75. “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” ~Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds


76. “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.” ― Sasha Bronner


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


78. “Sometimes deciding who you are is deciding who you’ll never be again.” – Unknown


79. “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


80. “Sobriety is concern for one’s health – or limited capacity.” ― Francois de La Rochefoucauld


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


82. “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


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


84. 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


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


86. “Breakthroughs don’t get planned, they are prepared for.” ― Goitsemang Mvula, South African author and artist


87. “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.” ~ Rob Lowe


88. “Change your thoughts, change your life.” ~Lao Tzu


89. ‘It’s never too late to be what you might’ve been.”


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91. It was a terrifying time when I got sober, but I made it through. I wish someone warned me about the emotional and mental challenges I’d face when I quit drinking.


92. 15. I got sober. I stopped killing myself with alcohol. I began to think: ‘Wait a minute – if I can stop doing this, what are the possibilities?’ And slowly it dawned on me that it was maybe worth the risk.” ― Craig Ferguson


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


94. ‘One day at a time – The idea of giving up alcohol or drugs for the rest of your life is overwhelming. The good news is that you do not have to do this. You can approach recovery one day at a time. You do not have to worry about what is going to happen tomorrow or next week. You just have to get up each morning and commit to staying sober for the rest of the day – you do nto need to commit to anything more than that. By sticking to one day at a time, the days turn into weeks and the weeks turn into years’


95. It’s Gonna Get Harder Before It Gets Easier.


96. “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


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


98. “When you rise in the morning, think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …”


99. “You have to break down before you can break through.” ~Marilyn Ferguson


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


101. “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


102. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step” -Martin Luther King Jr.


103. “If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.” -Banksy


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


105. “… being sober delivered almost everything drinking promised.” ― Anne Lamott, Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy


106. “Recovery is not simple abstinence. It’s about healing the brain, remembering how to feel, learning how to make good decisions, becoming the kind of person who can engage in healthy relationships, cultivating the willingness to accept help from others, daring to be honest, and opening up to doing.” ~ Debra Jay


107. Sober living houses - Sober living houses (SLHs), also called sober homes and sober living environments, are facilities that provide safe housing and supportive, structured


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


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


110. “If you keep walking in the same direction, you’ll end up where you’re headed” -Lao Tzu


111. “Whether you think that you can or that you can’t, you are usually right.”


112. “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you have no strength.” – Napoleon Bonaparte


113. “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


114. “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


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


116. 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.


117. “In recovery, your shape changes. For you to fit back into the rest of the puzzle, your life, the other pieces of the puzzle must also change their shapes to accommodate you.” – Augusten Burroughs


118. As these quotes illustrate, recovery from addiction is possible with hard work, faith and motivation. When you get sober, you’ll understand how substances of abuse prevented you from truly enjoying life. You’ll be able to live up to your full potential.


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


120. “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.”


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


122. I got sober. I stopped killing myself with alcohol. I began to think: ‘Wait a minute – if I can stop doing this, what are the possibilities?’ And slowly it dawned on me that it was maybe worth the risk.” ― Craig Ferguson


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


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


126. I was wearing my powder-blue suit... I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didn’t care who knew it. I was everything the well-dressed private detective ought to be. I was calling on four million dollars.”


127. You Don’t Get Over An Addiction By Stopping Using.


128. “We treat both addiction and co-occurring disorders and accept many health insurance plans. Take a look at our residential program.”


129. “Sometimes you’ve just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.” – Dr. Phil


130. “There is a place in this movement for everybody, whether you just want to share your story at a school, share your story with your neighbor or you want to speak to your legislator about how important supporting addiction recovery is for our communities.” – Greg Williams


131. “It’s a beautiful day to be sober.” — Unknown


132. “Just as others pray daily, you should think to yourself daily about what you can do to be closer to this Ideal Image. Think: "What can I do today to make my life better?" "What can I do to become more like my Ideal Image?”


133. “I can’t imagine having to admit that to other people and feeling as safe as I did that you guys wouldn’t hate me. I hated me at that point and so, to be able to tell you guys and feel unconditionally loved and that I would be accepted was really special,” he said in December 2020. “It saved my life. … Even with two surgeries and a relapse and shame spiral and all this stuff, still a great year for me.”


134. 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.


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


136. “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


137. “Drunkards have a problem, not with sobriety, but with reality.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana


138. Congratulations on your sustained sobriety!


139. “We honor ourselves when we speak out for recovery. We show the world that recovery matters because it brings hope and peace into the lives of individuals and their loved ones.” – Beth Wilson


140. For gin, in cruel sober truth, supplies the fuel for flaming youth.


141. I’m honored to congratulate you on your half-year of recovery.


142. These sober celebrities have shared a plethora of inspiring thoughts on addiction and recovery.


143. “I’m cheering you on and know you’ll do big things! You’re one of the most strong, positive people I know. You are magical like a unicorn, and everyone knows unicorns can do anything! Congratulations on this very important 23 years sober anniversary.”


144. ‘You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step’ – Martin Luther King


145. “If you do something awesome, you should be proud of yourself.”


146. I can’t emphasize enough how grateful I am to have come upon sobriety. — Naveen Andrews


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


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


149. “In the end, addiction recovery all comes down to what the person does. Sobriety is a product of one’s behavior. “ – Nick Turner


150. “Recovery didn’t open the gates of heaven and let me in. Recovery opened the gates of hell and let me out.” — Unknown


151. “When your past calls, don’t answer. It has nothing new to say.”


152. “Every time you thought you couldn’t keep moving forward, you did. Take a moment to appreciate your strength.” – Karen Salmansohn


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


"154. I'm nearly five years sober now and I couldn’t be happier. I passionately believe that sobriety shouldn't be about missing out or feeling deprived—it’s about creating a life that's so good, you don't need to numb out from it.” — Kate Bee, 34, sober for four years




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“I’ve been on a winding journey trying to find my way in the world since I was 17. As a little girl, I felt different from everyone else. In high school, I was sexually abused and picked on. However, I believe I was born an addict. I started experimenting. Not long after, I became part-time student, full-time connoisseur of alcohol and drugs. I had found my niche, my people, and fervor for life.




I ended up going in and out of some of the finest rehabs in the country, many of which I walked out of. After a missing person’s report was filed and pleading from my family, I decided to try the treatment route again. Give or take a few years, and I had a brief period of sobriety, but I wasn’t completely honest with myself and others around me."


155. ‘The minute you think of giving up, think of the reason why you held on so long’


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


157. “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard


158. 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.


159. “People still question my sobriety, my commitment to the program, and that hurts. I take things day by day, and sometimes I take them to minute by minute, but I honor my commitment to stay sober.” ― Tom Arnold


160. Tea! thou soft, sober, sage and venerable liquid;


161. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” ~Zen proverb


162. “The road to sobriety is not easy and rehabilitation and the recovery process are not to be taken lightly.” — Drew Pinsky


163. 2-3 year sobriety quotes: Perhaps no recovery anniversary is more exciting than the 2nd sobriety anniversary! Feel the achievement you’ve made in recovery. Know you can and did do it. Every year will be another big step in your path to a happy life. May your next year sober bring you much happiness and pride.


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


165. “Where there is life there is hope.” – Ron Grover


166. “You’ve grown into such a strong and independent person.”


167. I don’t claim to be an expert on recovery. I’m just a guy who took things one day at a time and tries to help others. Getting sober was the best gift I’ve ever given to myself, so it’s my responsibility to give something back to everyone who is struggling.


168. “When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That’s when the sparkle started for me.” — Mary Karr


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


170. “Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,”


171. “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


172. “We must desperately desire recovery with the same passion with which we pursue drugs.” — Mary Cook


173. “You deserve to be happy.”


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


175. “Don’t let the past steal your present.” – Terri Guillemets


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


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


178. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”


179. “The best gift you can give, besides your unconditional love, is to be strong for them when they are present and stronger for yourself when they are not!” ~ David Cooke


180. “Turn yourwounds into wisdom.” ~Oprah Winfrey


181. “Your addiction is not your identity, but you won’t know that until you’re in recovery; that’s when the two separate.” ― Toni Sorenson


182. “Rather than viewing a brief relapse back to inactivity as a failure, treat it as a challenge and try to get back on track as soon as possible.” – Jimmy Connors


183. “The ability to self-regulate, to bring ourselves into balance, is key to emotional sobriety.” – Tian Dayton


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


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


186. “I’m making plans to go away for a month to focus on my sobriety and to continue my life in recovery. Please enjoy making fun of me on the world wide web.” ― Matthew Perry


187. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” ~Japanese proverb


188. These days, there are more celebrities than ever going public with their sobriety. I think that it’s a great way for them to help fight the stigma around addiction and to inspire other addicts to get sober.


189. Don’t let the past steal your present.” –Terri Guillemets


190. “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra


191. “We honor ourselves when we speak out for recovery. We show the world that recovery matters because it brings hope and peace into the lives of individuals and their loved ones.” ~ Beth Wilson


192. “When you quit drinking you stop waiting.”


193. “When in doubt, choose change” -Lily Leung


194. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” ~Ayn Rand


195. “It does not matter how slowly you go, only that you do not stop.”


196. “Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them – every day, begin the task anew.” – Saint Francis de Sales


197. 2. ‘One day at a time – The idea of giving up alcohol or drugs for the rest of your life is overwhelming. The good news is that you do not have to do this. You can approach recovery one day at a time. You do not have to worry about what is going to happen tomorrow or next week. You just have to get up each morning and commit to staying sober for the rest of the day – you do nto need to commit to anything more than that. By sticking to one day at a time, the days turn into weeks and the weeks turn into years’


198. “Addiction is a repeated temporary…stilling. I am concerned with peace…not mere relief.” – Edward Albee


199. “Of course, it is very important to be sober when you take an exam. Many worthwhile careers in the street-cleansing, fruit-picking and subway-guitar-playing industries have been founded on a lack of understanding of this simple fact.”


"200. 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"


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


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


203. “There are multiple pathways to addiction recovery, and ALL are cause for celebration!” ~ William L. White


204. “I am not my worst days. I am not what happened to me” -Rupi Kaur


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


206. “Let’s create an annual tradition to celebrate your progress.”


207. 4. “… being sober delivered almost everything drinking promised.” ― Anne Lamott


208. “My mind may be sober, but my confidence is high!”


209. “In a moment of clarity, out of nowhere, I saw that when I believed my thoughts I suffered, and when I questioned my thoughts I didn’t suffer, and I have come to see that this is true for every human being. – Bryon Katie


210. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” -Paulo Coelho


211. “There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation. ” ~ John Ciardi


212. Addiction is the only prison where the locks are on the inside. — Unknown


213. “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


214. At We Level Up inpatient drug and alcohol rehab facility in NJ, we know that recovering from addiction can be challenging. As the year comes to an end, it can be challenging to stay sober. However, these 101 Sobriety Quotes may be able to help. Read them aloud or put them somewhere where you will see them frequently. These alcohol addiction quotes can significantly impact your path to recovery.


215. “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


216. “Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.” ~Robert H. Schuller


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


218. “Sometimes, there are multiple relapses before you get sober and stay sober.” – David Sheff


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


220. “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.”


221. staying sober quotes


222. “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


223. Keep a gratitude journal and write a list of blessings that have come from getting and staying sober. Reread your list when you’re feeling weak, Dr. Heinzerling suggests.


224. You can also find what is called a “daily reader,” a book of motivational excerpts, one that corresponds with every single day of the year. To learn more tips and tricks about staying on the right course and keeping yourself inspired to stay sober, please feel free to reach out to us at Absolute Awakenings Treatment Center to learn more about our evidence-based treatment programs.


225. 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.


226. “Our family is affected by addiction. I will accept it, find strength in God and my recovering community, and go forward.” ~ Libby Cataldi


227. Visualise all those meaningful sober quotes


228. “I sought treatment and began the process of getting myself healthy and in return could make healthier decisions concerning my child. Self-care is critical and must not be neglected.” ~ Sharon LeGore


229. Recovery Is Something That You Have To Work On Every Single Day


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


231. “I’m happy you’re doing so well. Keep up the awesome work!”


232. “Think of recovery as Double D’s: deciding and doing. Deciding to recover is only a mindset. Doing the recovery is the real miracle.” ― Toni Sorenson


233. “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you have no strength.”


234. “The only honest measure of your success is what you are doing compared to your true potential.” – Paul J. Meyer


235. “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


236. “Every day is a new day. No need to dwell on the past. Look straight ahead.” – Saint Charlotte


237. “Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it’s never going to get easier. But it does get better.” -Demi Lovato


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


239. I Would Rather Go Through Life Sober, Believing I Am An Alcoholic,


240. Giving up drugs and alcohol is one of the most difficult things a person can do when they are physically and emotionally dependent on substances. However, recovery is about much more than just getting clean and sober. In recovery, participants work to develop personal capacities, build life skills and confront challenges head on. Each day in recovery, one’s commitment and capacities are tested. Participants in recovery programs learn to break large goals down into small, achievable actions; to focus on change they can affect; to recognize when they need support and to ask for help when necessary. Inner strength accessed during this process serves a person in all facets of life. The persistence, commitment and resilience practiced in recovery can be applied to achieve one’s personal, educational and professional goals.


241. “We fall. We break. We fail. But then, we rise. We heal. We overcome.” – Unknown


242. Small actions build over time, and taking that first small action will help you gain momentum to keep moving forward. Even if you are afraid that you will be unable to remain sober, the act of seeking treatment can change your life. If you or your loved one is struggling, take inspiration from these love and addiction quotes and make a change. Start by reaching out to a treatment center like Liberty Ranch that offers evidence-based programming to learn more about next steps.


243. If You Find Yourself In A Hole,


244. “Blame is such a self-defeating choice. It renders one helpless, putting any solution well out of reach, for we rarely can change others. Consider this, a solution well within your reach, someone you can surely change: yourself.” — Russ Kyle


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


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


247. Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise. – H. G. Wells


248. “To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.” – Sister Mary Lauretta


"249. I made a commitment to try sobriety, developed a strong spiritual practice, and eventually found yoga. I decided not to let my relationship with alcohol affect my ability to be social or have fun. I started feeling and looking better—along with my bank account, might I add. After a year, I accepted sobriety as a lifestyle, and I’ve been on a mission ever since to show people that sober is the new cool.” —Carly Benson, 36, sober for nine years




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“As far back as I can remember, I had two elements of mental illness: a low level of constant anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. These chemical imbalances were the perfect breeding ground to foster a binge-drinking problem.




To quiet my mind and shed my once pervasive ‘nerd’ identity, alcohol was the perfect antidote. I didn’t realize that not everyone partook in underage (and then, of age) drinking—and that my behavior wasn’t considered the norm. As many of my peers in recovery say, first it was fun, then fun with problems, and then just problems. All the ‘peace’ and confidence drinking provided in the moment would be completely erased the next day, as my body and mind would be wrecked by the physical and emotional ravages of the night before. Losing phones, breaking bones, ambulance rides to the hospital for safekeeping. These weren’t normal rites of passage."


250. 12. “I’m cheering you on and know you’ll do big things! You’re one of the most strong, positive people I know. You are magical like a unicorn, and everyone knows unicorns can do anything! Congratulations on this very important 23 years sober anniversary.”


251. “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


252. “Everyday men, women, and adolescents take their first steps on this journey. Dramatic changes do happen.” ~ Joe Herzanek


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


254. “There is a place in this movement for everybody, whether you just want to share your story at a school, share your story with your neighbor or you want to speak to your legislator about how important supporting addiction recovery is for our communities.” ~ Greg Williams


255. “Your direction is more important than your speed.” -Richard L. Evans


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


257. “I think that power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.” – Robert Downey, Jr.


258. “Congratulations on making it another year and being so persistent. You are a bright light to new comers coming into the program. The service you provide within the program does not go unnoticed. Grateful for how much you have helped me.”


259. “I’m so happy to see you taking care of yourself.”


260. “Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” —Ernest Hemingway


261. He who is intoxicated with wine will be sober again in the course of the night, but he who is intoxicated by the cupbearer will not recover his senses until the day of judgement.


262. 17. The goal isn’t to be sober. The goal is to love yourself so much that you don’t need to drink.


263. Getting sober quote


264. “I got sober. I stopped killing myself with alcohol. I began to think: ‘Wait a minute – if I can stop doing this, what are the possibilities?’ And slowly it dawned on me that it was maybe worth the risk.” ― Craig Ferguson, television host


265. Drew Barrymore used to feel weak because of how much she struggled to make changes in her life. Getting sober taught her that she actually was capable of self-improvement.


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


267. When we become sober, for the first time in a very long time, life becomes worthwhile.


"268. 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"


269. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


270. 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.


271. Inspirational quotes from “The alcohol detox diet I used to get sober”


272. “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” ~The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


273. “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


274. “I understand how you feel.”


275. 30 days clean and sober quotes: 30 days is no joke. You’ve come a long way since a month ago and still have a bright future. Keep on going!


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


277. 24 hours sober quotes: You’ve done what everyone in recovery has done today. You’ve taken one day at a time and made it to the next day! Now do it again!


278. “Just because you’re sober, don’t think you’re a good driver, Cookie.” – John Irving


279. “You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy. You were created to be victorious.” — Joel Osteen


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281. “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


282. “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 author of Get Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos


283. “Recovery is not simple abstinence. It’s about healing the brain, remembering how to feel, learning how to make good decisions, becoming the kind of person who can engage in healthy relationships, cultivating the willingness to accept help from others, daring to be honest, and opening up to doing.” – Debra Jay


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


285. ‘I chose sober because I wanted a better life. I stay sober because I got one’


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


287. I did not plan it in a spirit of recklessness nor because I have any love of violence. I planned it as a result of a calm and sober assessment of the political situation that had arisen after many years of tyranny, exploitation and oppression of my people by the whites.


288. “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


289. “Addiction brings apathy. Break the apathy, and you break the addiction.” – Mango Wodzak


"290. In addition to addiction, I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder, which I had been self-medicating with drugs and alcohol. I was prescribed an antidepressant to treat my depression appropriately. After leaving detox, I threw myself into recovery. I took the antidepressant religiously. I went to outpatient rehab and immediately started going to 12-step meetings. I became willing to do whatever it took to not pick up a drink. Part of my recovery included writing a memoir, Girl Walks Out of a Bar, about my struggles and journey in sobriety.




Still, as a lawyer, I feared telling anyone at work about my struggle or even my recovery because of the stigma surrounding addiction and mental health disorders. However, when my memoir was coming out, I had to come clean at work. I was thrilled by the understanding and compassion I received. The process of telling people made me realize that these issues touch everyone, whether it’s through their own experience or those of family or friends. Now I advocate publicly for smashing the stigma I once feared. Today, sobriety has given me a life beyond my wildest dreams, and I could not be more grateful.” —Lisa Smith, 51, sober for 13 years"


291. “Happy Soberversary! One quarter of a year has gone by in your sobriety. You are so deserving of a happy and healthy life. Congratulations on your sustained sobriety! Keep working those steps, and I’ll keep cheering you on.” (13


292. I Know You’re Tired, I Know You Feel Like Giving Up, But You’re Not Going To.


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


294. “You’ve accomplished more in 9 years than most have in their lifetime. I am in awe of your magical strength! Happy 9th Sobriety Birthday! I love you!!”


295. “Blind, broke, jobless, and frustrated, Kevin found it difficult to get through the following few months. But he had one big thing going for him.


296. 13. ‘I chose sober because I wanted a better life. I stay sober because I got one’


297. “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


298. “I am so proud of you for overcoming addiction. You’re an inspiration to those currently battling this condition. I hope you continue to grow in your journey, and we can celebrate together again next year.”


299. “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, author


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


301. “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


302. “When in doubt, choose change” -Lily Leung with a light green background


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304. 67. “I got sober. I stopped killing myself with alcohol. I began to think: ‘Wait a minute – if I can stop doing this, what are the possibilities?’ And slowly it dawned on me that it was maybe worth the risk.” ― Craig Ferguson


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


306. “There is no question that sobriety has made me a better actor, made me a better person.” ― Edie Falco


307. Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.


308. “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


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


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


311. “There are multiple pathways to addiction recovery and ALL are cause for celebration!” – William L. White


312. Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.


313. “You’ve got to learn to leave the table when love’s no longer being served.” – Nina Simone


314. “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.” – Anne Lamott


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


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


317. “Could man be drunk for ever


318. “God sends the dawn that we might see the might-have-beens that still might be.” ~Robert Brault


319. “I used drugs to feel better. I quit drugs to be better.” – Unknown


320. 6 month sobriety quotes – 7 months sober quotes: You have reclaimed half a year of your life from substance use. I’m honored to congratulate you on your half-year of recovery.


321. “I know now that we never get over great losses; we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder, creatures.” ― Gail Caldwell, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and author


322. Sobriety quotes can compliment a persons sobriety but they are not enough on their own to keep a person sober, or indeed to help them to get sober from alcohol.


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


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


325. “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.” ― Rob Lowe


326. “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


327. Know you can and did do it. Every year will be another big step in your path to a happy life. May your next year sober bring you much happiness and pride.


328. “The truth is that almost two-thirds of Americans have friends or family members who have struggled with addiction. ~ William Cope Moyers


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


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


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


332. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford


333. “I really mean 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


334. 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.)


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


336. “There's a couple of common fallacies about sobriety. One being that people hit a bottom and then that's that. Most addicts have many bottoms,” Shepard explained during a 2019 conversation on Off Camera With Sam Jones, reflecting on one moment that made him “take stock” of his life. “I am about to star in this movie, Zathura; they're paying me a ton of money; people recognize me at the airport. I'm doing everything I had dreamt of doing for 30 years. It all came true, and I'm the least happy I've ever been in my life. I'm closest to not wanting to be alive as I've ever been, and I had every single thing on paper that I'd ever wanted. I feel grateful for this because I was able to say, 'Something much more profound is broken.’”


337. “It’s okay to bleed on someone who didn’t cut you. Don’t wait until you’re scarred over to ask for help. Healing starts when the wound is still new.” ― Toni Sorenson


338. “I wanted a drink [because] I didn’t want to feel what I was feeling, and a voice within was telling me that I needed a drink, that I couldn’t bear it without it. But that voice is a liar. You can always bear the pain. It’ll hurt, it’ll burn like acid in an open wound, but you can stand it. And, as long as you can make yourself go on choosing the pain over the relief, you can keep going.” ― Lawrence Block, author of Out on the Cutting Edge


339. “You need to be bold enough and strong enough to let your loved one’s recovery unfold or not unfold as it is meant to, not as you want it to.” – Carole Bennett


340. “I’m pregnant, which means I’m sober, swollen, and hungry. Approach with caution.” — Unknown


341. “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


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343. “The greatest mistake to make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.” -Elbert Hubbard


344. “No sober day is wasted.


345. “When we trust that we’re the ocean, we’re not afraid of the waves” -Tara Brach


346. “Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.” – Dr. Phil McGraw


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


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


349. “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.” – Alexandra Katehakis


350. “I realized that I only had two choices: I was either going to die or I was going to live, and which one did I want to do? And then I said those words, ‘I’ll get help,’ or, ‘I need help. I’ll get help.’ And my life turned around. Ridiculous for a human being to take 16 years to say, ‘I need help.’”


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


352. Sometimes the hardest part on the sobriety journey is just getting started. Making the decision to get help, to make real changes, and to commit to those changes is never easy. Acknowledge this important step and thank your sober friend or family member for making that life-changing decision.


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


354. It takes true grit, determination, and an almost superhuman strength to battle addiction and come out on top. Don’t let your sober loved ones forget just how strong they are – that inner strength has been their lifesaver and it deserves to be acknowledged.


355. “By the Grace of GOD”


356. I can honestly say, all the bad things that ever happened to me were directly, directly attributed to drugs and alcohol. I mean, I would never urinate at the Alamo at nine o'clock in the morning dressed in a woman's evening dress sober.


357. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker


358. “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


359. The first part of getting sober, or helping someone else be sober, is understanding what sobriety is.


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


361. “Sometimes, you’ve just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.” – Dr. Phil


362. 26. “Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” ― Ernest Hemingway


363. 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.


364. “My Recovery must come first so that everything I love in life does not have to come last.” — Unknown


365. To be “clean and sober” is increasingly becoming uncommon these days. It seems like everyone is either into alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. The reasons vary widely―from peer pressure to sheer curiosity―but it is commonly seen that the habit is picked up in the younger years.


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


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


368. “The worst part about anything that’s self-destructive is that it’s so intimate. You become so close with your addictions and illnesses that leaving them behind is like killing the part of yourself that taught you how to survive.” -Lacey L.


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


370. It’s Not That Some People Have Willpower And Some Don’t.


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


372. “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


373. Recovery Is AboutProgression Not Perfection.


374. When it’s “one day at a time”, it can be hard to realize the full scope of everything you’ve accomplished. Remind your sober friends and family members of everything they’ve achieved since becoming sober, and all the reasons they have to keep staying the course.


375. “Which is recorded of Socrates, that he was able both to abstain from, and to enjoy, those things which many are too weak to abstain from, and cannot enjoy without excess. But to be strong enough both to bear the one and to be sober in the other is the mark of a man who has a perfect and invincible soul.”


376. “Be proud of your scars. They have everything to do with your strength, and what you’ve endured. They’re a treasure map to the deep self.”


377. “We’re all looking at the people around us, the people who have gone before us who have succeeded in recovery and have long-term sobriety and they are an illustration for us of how good it can be.” — Scott Stevens


378. ”Moderation is like sobriety: you would like to have some more, but are afraid of making yourself ill.” ― Francois de La Rochefoucauld


379. “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, English artist


380. “You know, a lot of people feel that sobriety is about just stopping using whatever it was that you appeared to be addicted to, but it really has to do with a way of looking at your life and taking accountability.” — Bonnie Raitt


381. “It takes a lot of strength and courage to stay sober. I don’t know if I could do it.”


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


383. 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.


384. “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


385. “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" with cream background


386. “Above anything else—above family or job—the main thing is staying sober. That’s because without being sober, I don’t have a family or a job.” — William Regal


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


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


389. 9. “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.”


390. Maybe we should all get drunk and tell each other everything we're too afraid to say sober


391. “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.


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393. “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


394. 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.


395. “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).”


396. It must never be forgotten that the purpose of Alcoholics Anonymous is to sober up alcoholics. There is no religious or spiritual requirement for membership. No demands are made on anyone. An experience is offered which members may accept or reject. That is up to them.


397. “An alcoholic without a sponsor is like leaving Dracula in charge of the blood bank.” — Unknown


398. “Rehab isn’t what finally got me sober. It was nearly losing everything and finally seeing that whatever benefit I thought alcohol gave me was outweighed by what it would cost me… ‘You’re removing the capacity to be present, not just in the bad moments.’ You’re numbing the good feelings. You’re numbing everything. It’s profoundly selfish.” – Elizabeth Vargas, television journalist


399. ‘There is no shame in beginning again, for you get a chance to build bigger and better than before.’


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


401. Come, pensive nun, devout and pure, sober steadfast, and demure, all in a robe of darkest grain, flowing with majestic train.


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


403. being sober delivered almost everything drinking promised


404. “We want ecstasy as a way of life, not a liver-poisoning alcoholiday from it.”


405. “I am pregnant which means I am sober, swollen and hungry. Approach with caution.”


406. Do not say that faith in Christ alone can save you, for this is not possible if you do not attain love for Him, which is demonstrated by deeds. As for mere faith: "The demons also believe and tremble" (James, 2:19). The action of love consists in heartfelt good deeds toward one's neighbor, magnanimity, patience, and sober use of things.


407. “Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.”


408. “Congrats on 3 years of continuous sobriety! I know you’ve faced challenges this year and you’ve overcome them with a strength that has been wonderful to see. You’re given this gift for a purpose and I look forward to watching you grow.”


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


410. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”


411. “What is broken can be mended. What hurts can be healed. And no matter how hard it gets, the sun will rise again.” – Unknown


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


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


414. “My brother is one of my true heroes. Steady and sober where I am impulsive and emotional.” – Mark McKinnon


415. 29. “I think sober is the new black. That’s the cool thing now. I’m trying to make it the cool thing.” ― Ronnie Radke


416. “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.”


417. “We accept many health insurance plans. Get your life back in order, take a look at our residential program.”


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


419. “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


420. “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


"421. In April 2013, after a particularly brutal hangover, I looked at the calendar and realized I had exactly six months to go until I turned 30. Suddenly, the idea of taking my problem drinking with me into the next decade seemed incredibly sad and depressing.




In my previous, half-hearted attempts at quitting, I’d always white-knuckled it by myself and spent the whole time feeling miserable, annoyed, and lost in my own head. This time, I spent a lot of time reading books, listening to podcasts, and trying to educate myself about alcohol and addiction. I started writing a blog and reached out to other sober bloggers. Those small steps made such a difference, as I began to meet people who were sober and—shockingly—really enjoying life!"


422. “In alcohol's defence, I've done some idiotic shit sober.”


"423. 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."


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


426. “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…


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


428. “When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That’s when the sparkle started for me.” - Mary Karr, poet


429. 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.


430. “Prohibition kills, education saves lives” ― Dominic Milton Trott


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


432. 63. “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.” – Alexandra Katehakis


433. “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


434. “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


435. “Not until we are lost we begin to find ourselves.” ~Henry David Thoreau


436. “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


437. Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” -Mary Anne Radmacher


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


439. 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.


440. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”


441. “People still question my sobriety, my commitment to the program, and that hurts. I take things day by day, and sometimes I take them minute by minute, but I honor my commitment to stay sober.”


442. “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.”


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


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


445. “Education gives sobriety to the young, comfort to the old, riches to the poor and is an ornament to the rich.” ― Diogenes


446. “I’m pretty confident about my sobriety, but I don’t want to get too confident because that’s when I’ll crash.” ― Mary Docter


447. "Yes, I'm drunk. And you're beautiful. And tomorrow morning, I'll be sober but you'll still be beautiful.. – The Dreamers


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


449. It's the first tournament I've won on the PGA Tour in a sober manner, so it's a great feeling knowing I can do it sober. I don't think two years ago I could have pulled this off.


450. “Life is a series of relapses and recoveries.” – George Ade


451. “I chose sober because I wanted a better life. I stay sober because I got one’ – Unknown


452. “It’s a fucking rad day to be sober! Happy 2 Years! Just wanted you to know that I think you’re a rockstar! Many people don’t have the opportunity to celebrate life after such a struggle. Continue to push on and reach for your dreams.”


453. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” -Robert Collier with faded blue and green gradient


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


455. It’s just really because I don’t want to be on national television. I’m just not made for that kind of stuff anymore. I want to stay sober and I can’t do that sober. It doesn’t feel safe to me to be in that kind of exposure, scrutiny, comparison to people.


456. “A compassionate approach leads to less addiction.” ~ Johann Hari


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


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459. On what getting sober taught her:


460. Sobriety is no walk in the park and it takes a real BADASS (or a tenacious sparkle unicorn) to kick addiction’s butt. Pump up your sober brother or sister by letting them know just how much they SLAY and are straight up FIRE. It’ll give them fuel to keep kicking butts and taking names!


461. Drugs take you to hell, disguised as heaven.” – Donald Lyn Frost


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


463. being sober


464. Ask yourself, “What do I get out of drinking with people that you don’t get from spending time sober with them?”


465. “Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know before you learned it.” -Maya Angelou


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


467. “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


468. “All the sobriety which’ religion needs or requires is that which real earnestness produces.” ― Henry Ward Beecher


469. “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” ~Kathryn Stockett, The Help


470. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth


471. One of the best things about getting sober is how quickly you start to see positive changes in your health and life,” Dr. Heinzerling says. Within weeks you will likely see lower blood pressure and heart rate, improved blood sugar regulation, better sleep, clearer skin, fewer headaches, less chronic pain, a better sex life, mental clarity, more energy and focus, and less anxiety and depression, he says.


472. “Recovery is not a race. You don’t have to feel guilty if it takes you longer than you thought it would.” – Unknown


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


474. “People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.” – George Bernard Shaw


475. “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.”


476. “Why didn’t you tell me you were in recovery?”


477. https://www.afreshstartsoberliving.com/


478. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese proverb


479. “… being sober delivered almost everything drinking promised.” ― Anne Lamott


480. On tackling depression after getting sober:


481. “Sobriety itself is today’s high, for it is ultimately in the most centered consciousness that we find our power to transcend the world.” ― Marianne Williamson


482. “Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.” — Pythagoras


483. I was a sober as the next guy. The only problem is the next guy was Dean Martin


484. Thomas nodded and approached Matthew cautiously, as one might approach a stray cat on the street. Some time ago James had discovered that healing runes sobered Matthew up: not entirely, but enough.


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


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


488. “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 the flaw in my thinking, 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.”


"489. “If you keep walking in the same direction, you’ll end up where you’re headed” cloud illustration




Make choices that honor your truest self:




23. “Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you- all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who are you” -Rachel Naomi Remen




Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you- all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who are you” -Rachel Naomi Remen"" light blue background"


490. “One thing I learned in sobriety is to stop being judgmental, to always be discerning. When I drive, that will be my bumper sticker.” ― Kevin Sessums


491. “Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” ― Ernest Hemingway


492. Work is my hobby, staying sober is my job.


493. “Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know before you learned it.” -Maya Angelou dark green background


494. “First, Resolve upon, and daily endeavour to practise, a life of seriousness and strict sobriety. ” ~David Brainerd


495. “By changing the way I interact with my drinker, I will help him come to the decision that entering treatment will improve his life.” – Robert Meyers, PhD


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


497. “If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford


498. “I’m so happy to celebrate this moment with you on your journey!”


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


500. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” -Paulo Coelho with two roses


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


502. I once shook hands with Pat Boone and my whole right side sobered up.


503. 28. “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


504. “...do you think if you died drunk you’d sober up before you met Jesus?”


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


506. “There is an island of opportunity in the middle of every difficulty.” ― Alcoholics Anonymous


"507. When my alcohol misuse began to impact my work, I knew things had gone too far. When I couldn't keep it to the weekends, when I couldn't keep it to a social activity but instead took to drinking alone to calm my racing mind, I knew I had to seek change. From my doctor, I got the name of a therapist who specialized in addiction issues. It was the first time in my life that a professional had stated clearly—and without an ounce of hesitancy—that I had a problem. Something about that—the expert acknowledging what I'd known to be true for so long—changed the way I saw my alcohol-focused life. Something about the words she used and the hope she had for me made me realize that I didn't have to keep drinking.




Every day it's a choice—and many days it's not an easy one. But, for me, it's always proven to be the right one. I never wake up with regret. I never wake up wondering where I am or who I might have been the night before. As I often say to those struggling at the beginning of sobriety: It gets easier, but it's never easy. Seven years in and there are still difficult days, but I wouldn't trade them for anything. Sobriety changed every aspect of my life for the better and, had I never given it a try, I never would have known the woman I have come to be.” —Dani D., 34, sober for seven years"


508. “Never, never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill


509. ‘If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten’ – Tony Robbins


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


511. I’ve collected 25 sobriety quotes that will help you on your path to a happy, healthy, sober life. Let’s dive in!


512. “Our family is affected by addiction. I will accept it, find strength in God and my recovering community, and go forward.” – Libby Cataldi


513. Recovery presents its own challenge, mostly because there is no obvious finish line. “There isn’t a point where you say, ‘That’s it! I’m done! I’m sober!'” Dr. Heinzerling says, adding that it requires a lot of small choices every day that add up for the rest of your life.


514. “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


515. Whether you have been sober for a few days or many years, it takes a great deal of strength to admit that you have a problem and address it head on. Remember to acknowledge even seemingly small accomplishments in recovery, because they only provide further proof of your courage.


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517. “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.


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


519. one year sober quotes


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


521. “I don't believe people think their ways into acting different. I think they act their ways into thinking different. So, a program for quitting alcohol that doesn't involve some action, I have a low expectation for,” Shepard told Pete Holmes during an interview on his “Armchair Expert” podcast in 2019, outlining his thoughts about Alcoholics Anonymous. “Now, it does work for people and I would never tell someone it's not working for them. But just in general, the thing I like about AA is it's not abstract: Here's what you do; write this list; call this person; be available to this guy; take that person to a meeting. You can't wake up one morning because you're so demoralized from the night before and decide, 'I'm going to permanently remember that I felt this demoralized in six years and this will be sustainable.' For me, at least, I will forget six years later what it felt like. But if I have actions that are a part of my regular muscle memory and routine, those things will do the lifting for me.”


522. “Your future needs you. Your past doesn’t” -Unknown


523. Getting sober is the most wonderfully fulfilling experience in the world. Of course, just like any other experience, it cannot be all good. You will experience ups and downs when you get sober, and sometimes you might need an extra dose of inspiration to stay on the right track and keep yourself positive. We have compiled a list of 10 motivational quotes for staying sober, geared towards getting you through even the toughest of times. Remember – if you are ever struggling and need additional support, you can give us a call at any time. At Absolute Awakenings, we are always standing by to help in any and every way that we can.


524. “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.”


525. “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.”


526. ‘Addiction vs. Recovery…


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


528. “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


529. “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.” ― Alexandra Katehakis, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence


530. “Sobriety was the greatest gift I ever gave myself.” — Rob Lowe


531. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.”


532. “my higher power never told me to get a shitty job in addition to being a miracle (sober alcoholic)”


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


534. “In a moment of clarity, out of nowhere, I saw that when I believed my thoughts, I suffered, and when I questioned my thoughts, I didn’t suffer, and I have come to see that this is true for every human being. ~ Bryon Katie


535. “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


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


537. “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


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


539. “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


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


541. “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


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


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


544. “Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” – Peter F. Drucker


545. “Relapses are almost an inevitable part of any course of self-development.” – Phillipa Perry


546. “Unreason is an essential medicine as long as you do not overdose. ― Dean Koontz, Forever Odd


547. 27. “I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.” ― Winston Churchill


548. I wrote this book for people who want to get sober but don’t have any support. I wrote this book to give guidance where there currently is none in our society.


549. “When we trust that we’re the ocean, we’re not afraid of the waves” -Tara Brach with image of waves breaking on sand


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


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


552. “Learn to listen, sit, contain, and just be with your children.” ~ Brad Reedy, PhD


553. But men at whiles are sober


554. If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, help is available.


555. I Understood Myself Only After I Destroyed Myself.


556. “I can take care of myself!” vs “ There is something bigger than me.”


557. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis


558. “No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.” — George Chakiris


559. “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


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


561. There’s No Obligation. Calls Are Confidential.


562. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” ~Babe Ruth


563. “It goes without saying that moderation and sobriety are of the very essence of vow-taking.” ― Mahatma Gandhi


564. “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.” – Sasha Bronner


565. “By changing the way I interact with my drinker, I will help him come to the decision that entering treatment will improve his life.” ~ Robert Meyers, PhD


566. 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.


567. 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.


568. There are several celebrities who did overcome their addiction. Stars like Robert Downey Jr, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Angelina Jolie, Demi Lovato, and Daniel Radcliffe went to rehabs or found out their own ways to get sober. Not only that, they have stayed sober after that.


569. ‘You’re not going to master the rest of your life in one day. Just relax. Master the day. Then just keep doing that every day’


570. “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


571. “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it’s going on when you don’t have strength.” ~Napoleon Bonaparte


572. “You can do anything you set your mind to.”


573. “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


574. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” ~Dr. Seuss


575. “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


576. “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.”


577. “Something exceptionally positive can come from our experiences. Your contribution to the growing momentum of this cause has great power. Perhaps you’ll reach someone before they have to know the glass monster room at all.” – Jody Lamb


578. “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.”


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


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


581. Once you’re sober, you can see the problems that drinking causes other people. This gives you a real advantage over others who are under the influence. How great does it feel not waking up with a hangover and ready to start your day?


582. “I think your resources are feeling. Your resources are depth. Your resources are learning. Your resources are touching and feeling. And for me, sobriety helps and aids all of that.” ― Jeffrey Tambor


583. “It’s never too late to change your direction” -Dr. Wayne Dyer with illustration of lines lopping repetitively


584. Sobriety quotes from “How to socialize and have fun sober”


585. “I wanted a drink. There were a hundred reasons why a man will want a drink, but I wanted one now for the most elementary reason of all. I didn't want to feel what I was feeling, and a voice within was telling me that I needed a drink, that I couldn't bear it without it.


586. “I sought treatment and began the process of getting myself healthy and in return could make healthier decisions concerning my child. Self-care is critical and must not be neglected.” – Sharon LeGore


587. ‘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


588. “It’s okay to outgrow your old self.” – Wild Faith


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


590. “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)


591. The recovering addict cannot stay sober without changes at a deeply personal level.


592. “I have a friend/loved one in recovery.”


593. The best thing about a sober life is that it is a good life.


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


595. “The fact that you woke up this morning is proof that this day has already been a success…”


596. “I chose sober because I wanted a better life. I stay sober because I got one.” – Unknown


597. “Recovery is about progression, not perfection.” – Unknown


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


599. This also means recognizing that addiction is in fact a disease, not a moral failure. Rather than blaming yourself for your addiction, be kind to yourself. Do not feel bad if you were unable to achieve sobriety on your own. You may not yet possess the tools to do so, but treatment you can develop these tools. Treatment offers structure and accountability, increasing the odds of remaining sober. Moreover, programs teach healthier ways of coping, dealing with conflict, and responding to triggers.


600. Recovery Didn’t Open The Gates Of Heaven And Let Me In.


601. “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.”


602. “When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That’s when the sparkle started for me.” — Mary Karr, American poet


603. Without a fun-loving, awesome colleague like you, our team lunches are going to be more sober and less fun. Good luck with your future endeavors.


604. The sober comfort, all the peace which springs from the large aggregate of little things.


605. “I am not my worst days. I am not what happened to me” -Rupi Kaur with an illustration of a hiking going up a hill


606. “When people see their behavior as inconsistent with their self-image or goals, their motivation to change can increase.” – Carrie Wilkens, PhD


607. What are happy sobriety birthday quotes? A sobriety birthday is a date that someone in addiction recovery celebrates their sobriety. Typically it is the anniversary of their first day of getting sober and no longer drinking alcohol. Or the date they went to their first AA meeting. The actual AA Birthday date or happy sobriety birthday day is not as important as the reasons for celebrating one’s recovery success.


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


609. “Sometimes he knew it was best to believe the stories you told yourself in order to get through a day. After all, didn't the cornerstone of sober living preach getting through life one day at a time?”


610. “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’M POSSIBLE’!” ~Audrey Hepburn


611. “The diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor the person perfected without trials.” ~Chinese proverb


612. 1 year sober quotes


613. “Dreams and reality are opposites. Action synthesizes them.” -Assata Shakur


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


615. True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic.


616. “Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.” – Aldous Huxley


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


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


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


620. “The best gift you can give, besides your unconditional love, is to be strong for them when they are present and stronger for yourself when they are not!” – David Cooke


621. “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


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


623. “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.” ~ Anne Lamott


624. “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.”


625. “Emotional sobriety also means that we have learned how to tolerate our intense emotions without acting out in dysfunctional ways, clamping down and foreclosing on our feeling world, or self-medicating.” – Tian Dayton


626. “Getting sober is a radically creative act.” – Meredith Bell


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


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


629. “What marriage is to morality, a properly conducted licensed liquor traffic is to sobriety.” ― Mark Twain


630. “Suffering isn’t ennobling, recovery is.” — Christiaan Barnard, South African scientist and author


631. “There are women succeeding beyond their wildest dreams because of their sobriety.” ― Mary Karr


632. “Sobriety was the best gift I ever gave myself.” – Rob Lowe


633. 38. “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


634. “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.”


635. “If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you.” – Mary Pickford


636. I think that many people don’t realize how much their substance abuse is affecting them until after they quit. Samuel L. Jackson was already a very well-respected actor with a great professional reputation, even before he got sober. However, after he quit, he was able to make a leap forward in his acting ability.


637. I Am Not Defined By My Relapses,


638. 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.


639. “She goes from one addiction to another. All are ways for her to not feel her feelings.” – Ellen Burstyn, American actress


640. “Now I’m sober and I realize, I didn’t drink to escape the world, I drank to escape myself” – Phil Volatile“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.” – Alexandra Katehakis


641. “If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” – Zen proverb


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


643. “We have learned that the satisfaction of instincts cannot be the sole aim of our lives.” ― Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Twelve Steps, and Twelve Traditions


644. “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


645. “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


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


647. “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


648. Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk.


649. ‘Everyone wants happiness. No one wants pain. But you cant have a rainbow without a little rain’


650. You’ve come a long way since a month ago and still have a bright future. Keep on going!


651. 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.


652. 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.


653. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar


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


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


656. “Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them – every day, begin the task anew.” – Saint Francis de Sales


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


658. “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.”


659. “The thing is, if I don’t have sobriety, I don’t have anything.” ― Matthew Perry


660. “Get in touch with their own intuition. The answers are inside if we have a process to be introspective.” ~ Dr. Herby Bell


661. “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.”


662. 31. “Congrats on 7 years! I know this has been, undoubtedly, the hardest of those and I am in awe of your resilience and strength. Cheers to the light at the end of the tunnel and to your example staying sober through everything. Can’t wait to see you soon!”


663. “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. I feel very positive where I never did before, and I think that’s all a direct result of getting sober.”


664. “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don’t give up.” — Anne Lamott


665. “Dear Baddest Bitch, Get out of your own way and make sobriety your bitch this time! You are meant for far greater things than addiction. Your soul is rooting for you!”


666. 42. “It’s a beautiful day to be sober.” — Unknown


667. recovery


668. “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” -Buddha


669. “Eventually, he couldn’t hide it from her any longer and he had to come clean. She was nothing but supportive and there’s no blame or anger on her side – just love, care and determination to get through this together,” a source told Us Weekly exclusively in October 2020. “Her heart aches for Dax after what he went through with his dad, and she’s beyond proud of him for turning his life around whilst openly addressing his demons head-on.”


670. 1 year sober quotes: Perhaps no recovery anniversary is more exciting than one year! Don’t let the excitement fade at any point over the next year. Every day is another small step in the right direction.​ May your next 365 bring you much happiness and fulfillment.


671. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.


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


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


674. getting sober


675. “The truth is that almost two-thirds of Americans have friends or family members who have struggled with addiction. – William Cope Moyers


676. “It’s never too lateto be what you might have been.” ~George Eliot


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


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


679. “We’re all looking at the people around us, the people who have gone before us who have succeeded in recovery and have long-term sobriety and they are an illustration for us of how good it can be.” – Scott Stevens


680. “Recovery is an acceptance that your life is in shambles, and you have to change.” – Jamie Lee Curtis


681. “I believe the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.” – Joyce Meyer


682. Sober quote Drunk words are sober thoughts


683. Many celebrities, like Demi Lovato, have been very forthcoming about their addiction. When struggling to get sober, it helps to know that addiction can affect even the best of us. The journey of these celebrities are often inspiration for those in recovery.


684. A familiar thought―it was a bedtime mantra, a grace note on which to end her days. No sober day is wasted, meaning that whatever else she'd done or failed to do on any given day, there was always this achievement to reflect on in the violet hour.”


685. “You need to be bold enough and strong enough to let your loved one’s recovery unfold or not unfold as it is meant to, not as you want it to.” — Carole Bennett


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


687. Reasons for becoming sober are very individual but regardless of why you did it, the important part is that you stopped drinking—and that’s a huge accomplishment. “Lots of people will say, ‘Oh, I can stop drinking anytime I want’ but then go back when it turns out to be harder than they thought,” says Dr. Heinzerling. But you’ve already overcome that first hurdle of getting sober and have moved into the recovery phase.


688. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


689. 51. “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.”


690. “Congrats on 7 years! I know this has been, undoubtedly, the hardest of those and I am in awe of your resilience and strength. Cheers to the light at the end of the tunnel and to your example staying sober through everything. Can’t wait to see you soon!”


691. Getting sober is scary. It can feel like losing a piece of yourself. Likely, you have experienced many negative consequences as a result of your addiction, but there also might have been something seemingly positive that drugs and alcohol provided. For example, if you suffer from anxiety, maybe drugs and alcohol helped to quiet those anxious, self-deprecating thoughts. Studies show an important link between generalized anxiety and substance abuse. Abusing substances might have allowed you to feel more comfortable around others and release your inhibitions. In fact, many subconsciously believe that they need to be high or drunk to be accepted by others. Some even feel like being “the drunk or high person” is part of their identity.


692. “Success requires first expending ten units of effort to produce one unit of results. Your momentum will then produce ten units of results with each unit of effort.” – Charles Givens


"693. Suffice it to say, ‘just for now’ became months and then years. I learned to face breakups and family deaths and toxic workplaces and falling in love and being an auntie and living on my own without drinking. I wouldn’t trade all the shit I endured over the years for what I have today.” —Laura Silverman, 34, sober for 10 years




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After college, I moved to Cancun, Mexico, where I found people who drank and used drugs like cocaine, ecstasy, and GHB the same way I did. It got to the point where I would go on days-long cocaine binges, skip work, and barely be able to take care of my day-to-day responsibilities. I even injured myself, breaking my arm and my nose, during blackouts."


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


695. “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” – Peter Drucker


696. “I deserve to be sober.”


697. “Quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it a hundred times.” — Mark Twain


698. “There’s no such thing as quitting. Just sometimes, there’s a long pause between relapses.” – Alan Moore


699. “It’s never too late to change your direction” -Dr. Wayne Dyer


700. “I think sober is the new black. That’s the cool thing now. I’m trying to make it the cool thing.” ― Ronnie Radke


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


702. “Yoga is a path that leads to true healing, happiness, and a successful thriving life.” – Tommy Rosen


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


704. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” ~George Addair


705. ‘One day you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went though and it will be someone else’s survival guide.’ – Brene Brown


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


707. He was sober.


708. “If no sober day was wasted, then nobody could take one from her. Even if today brought a slip, the total would stay the same. All that would happen wag that she would not be adding to it. It was like money in the bank. If you missed a deposit, that didn't mean the sum grew smaller.”


709. “It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard drinking people.”


710. “I’m so proud of you.”


711. Quote on reasons to get sober


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


713. Don’t let an addiction control your life any longer. It’s time to stick up to the monster within and seek help getting sober. Print out some of these recovery sayings or recovery quotes, and place them somewhere you can easily see them from. Words can be motivation on getting clean. Speak to one of our counselors to get more information on various treatment options. Take each day one step at a time, and you’ll be sober before you know it.


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


715. “Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion. ” ~ Pythagoras


716. “I'm here for anything you need.”


717. My recovery must come first so that everything I love in life doesn't have to come last.


718. 5. “… being sober delivered almost everything drinking promised.” ― Anne Lamott, Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy


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720. You’ve taken one day at a time and made it to the next day! Now do it again!


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


722. “Recovery is taking all twelve steps…over and over and over and over…” – Toni Sorenson


723. “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


724. “Do not take an overdose, whether that relates to wisdom, motives, any tricks, or other objects and subjects that bring you down to only humiliate you.” ― Ehsan Sehgal


725. 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.


726. “I didn’t know you were going through this.”


727. “Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising up every time we fall.”- Oliver Goldsmith


728. “My identity shifted when I got into recovery. That’s who I am now, and it actually gives me greater pleasure to have that identity than to be a musician or anything else, because it keeps me in a manageable size. . . It gives me a spiritual anchor.” – Eric Clapton


729. “Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” – Ernest Hemingway


730. “Change happens when the pain of holding on becomes greater than the fear of letting go.” — Spencer Johnson


731. 90 days sober quotes: One quarter of a year has gone by in your sobriety. We are happy to celebrate this moment with you on your journey!


732. I have appreciated your friendship for a long time now, but I am incredibly grateful for your commitment to staying sober to be your great friend.


733. “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


734. Today is another amazing day to be grateful. I’m grateful for the wonderfully imperfect but lovable sober person you’ve become!


735. Recovery is about progression not perfection.


736. “Addictions … 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


737. “There is no shame in beginning again, for you get a chance to build bigger and better than before.” – Leon Brown


738. “I think it’s important for me to show the world that sobriety hasn’t made me soft. I’m on a mission to prove I’m still a nutcase.” ― Steve-O


739. 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


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


741. “Recovery didn’t open the gates of heaven and let me in. Recovery opened the gates of hell and let me out!” – Anonymous


742. It's sobering to contemplate how much time, effort, sacrifice, compromise, and attention we give to acquiring and increasing our supply of something that is totally insignificant in eternity.


743. Addiction Is The Disease That Makes You Too Selfish


744. A lot of people use drugs and alcohol to mask feelings and emotions. We would use substances so that we didn’t have to feel. When you get sober you will experience your full range of emotions. Somedays you will be happy and excited about life and other days will be tough.


745. “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


746. Drunk words are sober thoughts


747. “Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.”


748. A different way to get sober


749. “Was I being groomed for some special mission? What possible purpose could an existence like mine serve? When I wasn’t drinking in crappy bars, I was home by myself reading: a life that was achingly lonely, and yet perversely designed to prevent anybody from ever getting close enough to really know me.”


750. “The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.” – Bishop W.C. Magee

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