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inspirational quotes for recovery

Words can be powerful. Kind and empathetic words can lift up an individual, especially one who is struggling with addiction treatment and recovery. Inspirational quotes for recovery can help you or your loved with staying sober. Read them, repeat them, post them up on a wall, and remember that, as the writer Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”

Inspirational Quotes from People in Recovery

Many actors and musicians have faced the reality of their addiction. After completing treatment and moving forward in their recovery, they have some words of wisdom to share about their experiences that may help others moving along the same path.

“Getting sober was one of the three pivotal events in my life, along with becoming an actor and having a child. Of the three, finding my sobriety was the hardest.” – Robert Downey Jr., actor

“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, actress

“I’ve been sober for 18 years now. It wasn’t like you flick a switch, and you’re sober. It takes a while. You have to learn how to do everything all over again. There is life after addiction, and it’s really good. If I had known, I’d have stopped earlier.” – Joe Walsh, musician

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

From People Who Write Words of Inspiration

Writing inspirational words is part of what some people do, whether they are writing novels, non-fiction pieces, or empowering speeches. Their words can help you or your loved one push through the everyday challenges of staying sober and staying in recovery after addiction treatment.

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger — something better, pushing right back.” – Albert Camus, French philosopher

“Hope is a good thing, maybe even the best of things, and good things never die.” – Stephen King, author

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe, author

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling, author

“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” – Steve Maraboli, speaker, best-selling author, and behavioral science academic

“Every experience in your life is being orchestrated to teach you something you need to know to move forward.” – Brian Tracy, self-development author

From People in the Midst of Challenges

People who have faced seemingly insurmountable struggles in their life still found the inspiration to go on and, often, to accomplish amazing things. These people share inspirational words that can also help people in recovery as they struggle with staying sober.

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela,  anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader and philanthropist

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford, inventor

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.” – Napoléon Bonaparte, French military and political leader

“You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, diplomat, activist, and former First Lady of the United States

Help for Your Addiction

At Hope by the Sea, a southern California addiction treatment center, we focus on helping you begin your journey of recovery from substance use and mental health issues. We specialize in treating you as a whole individual, so you can embrace your recovery with as much support and momentum as possible.

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