Sometimes a few words can say it all. There’s no question that addiction recovery can be complicated, but certain quotes simplify things when we need it the most, even if they aren’t directly about addiction. While we may take them for granted and even sometimes think of them as corny or trite, the right quote or turn of phrase has the power to concisely encapsulate complex emotions and circumstances to inspire us toward positive action and self-love. Take a look at some of these inspiring quotes and how they can relate to your everyday and long-term recovery journey.
It doesn’t matter how slowly you go, as long as you don’t stop.” – Confucius
Recovery is a lifelong endeavor, and you shouldn’t feel bad or anxious about taking things slow as you get comfortable in the process. This quote reinforces the fundamental recovery principle of “one day at a time.”
“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, but I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” – Anonymous
The author may elude us, but the message is loud and clear: Recovery isn’t easy, but the peace of mind that it brings is worth the effort. It’s easy to get discouraged by the day-to-day struggles of sobriety, but this quote reminds us of the importance of keeping your eye on the prize.
“The goal isn’t to be sober. The goal Is to love yourself so much that you don’t need to drink.” – Anonymous
This inspiring quote is a staple of alcohol recovery for a reason; it reminds us of what all the sacrifice is for. If we build a life that we’re proud of and happy with in recovery, addressing all the factors that made us want to drink or use in the first place, we no longer need alcohol to cope.
Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day, and it’s something that doesn’t get a day off. – Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato is uniquely empowered to remind us that overcoming addiction is constant work but can also be endlessly rewarding and lifesaving. Her words and life experience illustrate just how important it is to nurture sobriety and be mindful of it each day.
I would rather go through my life sober, believing that I’m an alcoholic than drunk, trying to convince myself that I’m not.” – Anonymous
Stigma is very powerful and stops us from seeing the truth. Addiction and recovery force us to look at reality and call things what they are. This quote reminds us that labels don’t have to define us and that we can be empowered by truth.
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If you or someone you love is battling addiction, Recovery Unplugged is here to help reclaim your life from drugs or alcohol. Get the help you need today so you can start writing your own story, and using your words, to inspire others. We have locations across the country and are in-network with most major private insurance companies. Call us now to start your treatment today.