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Quotes for Recovering Addicts

Inspirational quotes for recovering addicts can be subtle, helpful reminders of the importance of staying committed to a substance abuse and addiction free lifestyle. Quotes about recovery from addiction can also help us remember that we’re not alone in our struggles to overcome our addictions, even though those struggles may be personal. To help our clients find lasting motivation in their sober lives, we’ve turned to our hand-picked list of inspirational addiction quotes and encourage you to consider whichever resonates with you the most. Make this your personal mantra to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

6 Minute Read | Published Oct 06 2023 | Updated Nov 06 2023

Our Collection of Addiction Recovery Quotes

For those just starting their addiction recovery:

“Although difficult, change is always possible. What holds us back from making the changes we desire are our own limiting thoughts and actions”

“I can. I will.”

“Start right now.”

“Success starts with the first step.”

“Now is the time to make the changes you want in life.”

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”

For those currently in addiction treatment:

“Life has a funny way of working out just when you start to believe it never will.”

“Make yourself a priority. At the end of the day, you are your longest commitment.”

“Every new day is a chance to change your life.”

For those who’ve completed an alternative rehab program:

“Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that you are.”

“You demonstrate love by giving it unconditionally to yourself and as you do you attract others into your life who are able to love you without condition.”

“It’s okay not to be okay, as long as you’re not giving up.”

“We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.”

Famous Addiction Recovery Quotes

“…In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” – Drew Barrymore

“…our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world…as in being able to remake ourselves.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Whether you think you can or that you can’t you are usually right.” – Henry Ford

Whatever your situation: considering entering recovery, beginning your road to recovery, having recently completed an addiction recovery program, or struggling to maintain sobriety. Our nationwide network of rehab facilities and our Client Care Specialists can help you find the resources and personal inspiration and needed to get or keep on track.


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