Addiction is a powerful disease that can affect every aspect of your life. It can impact your physical and mental health, destroy your personal relationships, drain your bank account, and make you forget about the things that matter most in life.

When you get sober, you have the opportunity to repair the things that are broken. You can take steps to improve your physical health, get treatment for your mental health, restore meaningful relationships in your life, and get back on your feet. However, that doesn’t mean recovery is always a walk in the park. 

Bad things can happen when you get sober, too. The difference is that you will be capable of dealing with circumstances with grace and clarity when you are sober–something you could never manage while drinking or using drugs.

If you find yourself getting beat down, it’s important to have healthy coping skills and a sober support system to help you navigate the challenges that come your way. Reading positive affirmations and inspirational quotes about addiction recovery can help you stay motivated and focused on your sobriety journey.

Quotes About Recovery by Famous People in Recovery

Addiction doesn’t discriminate. Even people with fame, fortune, and fancy cars can struggle with addiction. They can also inspire us, too. 

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

“I couldn’t believe that anybody could be naturally happy without being on something. So I would say to anybody, It does get better.” – Eminem

“My recovery from drug addiction is the single greatest accomplishment of my life … but it takes work — hard, painful work — but the help is there, in every town and career, drug/drink freed members of society, from every single walk and talk of life to help and guide.” – Jamie Lee Curtis

“Little by little I found the beat again, and after that, I found the joy again. I came back to my family with gratitude, and back to my work with relief.” – Steven King

“Staying sober really was the most important thing in my life now and had given me direction when I thought I had none.” – Eric Clapton

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

Motivational Quotes to Remember in Addiction Recovery

In early recovery, it can be easy to view your circumstances in a negative light, but an important part of relapse prevention is learning how to adjust your thought processes to be more positive and conducive to recovery. Whether you’re struggling with cravings, mental health, or simply having a bad day, these quotes can help you get through it.

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

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

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

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

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

“I’m not telling you it is going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s worth it.” – Anonymou

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

Self-Improvement Quotes for Addiction Recovery

The longer you stay sober, the more opportunity you have for self-growth and development. Every day you stay sober is a new chance to improve yourself. Remember these quotes when seeking self-improvement or an important goal.

“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” – Steve Maraboli

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

“Don’t go through life, grow through life.” – Eric Butterworth

“We should not judge people by their peak of excellence, but by the distance, they have traveled from the point where they started.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” – Steve Maraboli

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

“Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb

“If you don’t take the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want.” – Kevin Ngo

“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” – Stephen Covey

Staying Motivated in Addiction Recovery: The Bottom Line

Addiction recovery quotes can be a great source of strength and motivation in your recovery. Whether you’ve been sober for two days or twenty years, these quotes can keep you grounded and focused on your goals.

Addiction Recovery Quotes