Beginning and staying on the road to recovery can be a challenge. Drug addiction is a cunning and baffling disease, so recovery requires that you remain continually vigilant with a host of tools in your recovery toolbox.

One of the things that you can use in your new life is inspiring readings. Whether you enjoy spiritual books or reading 12-step literature, the choice is up to you. Sometimes, a simple saying or quote is all it takes to clarify an idea or get back on track after a bump in the road. Here are twenty quotes that can help inspire your addiction recovery journey.

Quotes About Addiction

“What is addiction, really? It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress. It is a language that tells us about a plight that must be understood.” – Alice Miller

“You know you’re an alcoholic when you misplace things … like a decade.” — Paul Williams

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

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

“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

“If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them that sorrows know how to swim.” – Ann Landers

20 Quotes to Inspire Your Addiction Recovery Journey

Quotes About Addiction Recovery

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis

“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

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

If you or a loved one are struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, there is a way out. Addiction recovery is possible with the help of a comprehensive treatment program like the one provided by The Recovery Village. Contact us today to discuss admission options or to speak with one of our representatives.

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