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Recovery from addiction is a personal endeavor that no two individuals will experience in the same way. However, words of wisdom from people who have endured these struggles can help us remember in our darkest days that we are not alone.
The following addiction recovery quotes have been chosen to offer encouragement and hope and inspire courage and confidence at every phase of the healing process.
“Change must start from the individual. And the individual must want and feel ready to make such change.” ~ Efrat Cybulkiewicz
“You can’t defeat the darkness by keeping it caged inside of you.” ~ Seth Adam Smith
“We all have made mistakes in the past—no one is born or lives as a saint. The difference among people with regrets is not only how serious these transgressions were, but what has been done since to recover or change, and to move forward with a new appreciation of life and all it gives.” ~ Catherine Pulsifer
“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on—it is going on when you don’t have strength.” ~ Napoléon Bonaparte
“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” ~ John Wayne
“They tell you how it’ll all get better and better as you abstain and recover: they somehow omit to mention that the way it gets better and you get better is through pain. Not around pain, or in spite of it.” ~ David Foster Wallace
“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” ~ Harper Lee
“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
“Being your best is not so much about overcoming the barriers other people place in front of you as it is about overcoming the barriers we place in front of ourselves. ~ Kieren Perkins
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~ Nelson Mandela
“I’m here to tell you that if you get broken, it’s possible to put yourself back together. I’m here to tell you that if you get lost, a light will come, dancing, on the horizon, to lead you home.” ~ Nick Lake
“Rising from the ashes, I am born again, powerful, exultant, majestic through all the pain.” ~ Shannon Perry
“One of the hardest things was learning that I was worth recovery.” ~ Demi Lovato
“I believe in recovery, and as a role model, I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.” ~ Ann Richards
“The beauty of being shattered is how the shards become our character and our marks of distinction. This is how we are refined by our pain.” ~ Bryant McGill
“Real hope combined with real action has always pulled me through difficult times. Real hope combined with doing nothing has never pulled me through.” ~ Jenni Schaefer
“Pain in this life is not avoidable, but the pain we create avoiding pain is avoidable.” ~ R.D. Laing
“No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities—always see them, for they’re always there.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar
“I’m not telling you it is going to be easy; I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” ~ Anonymous
“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
“Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
“That which does not kill me makes me stronger.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
“There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV
“Temper us in fire, and we grow stronger. When we suffer, we survive.” ~ Cassandra Clare
“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient.” ~ Steve Maraboli
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