Inspirational Quotes for Recovering Addicts

Living with addiction is and will always be a daily struggle. Here is an arrangement of 23  inspirational addict recovery quotes to assist in that struggle. If you or a loved one needs help conquering addiction, reach out to for information on comprehensive addiction recovery programs, free assessments, and interventions.  Start your recovery today!

  1. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.”– Zig Ziglar

  2. “I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.”– Charlotte Brontë

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

  4. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”– Henry Ford

  5. “Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.”– Carl Bard

  6. “If things go wrong, don’t go with them.” - Rodger Badson

  7. “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

  8. “I dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson

  9. “The only journey is the one within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

  10. “What is an 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

  11. “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.” – Michael Jordan

  12. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

  13. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

  15. “Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.” – Theodore T. Hunger

  16. “Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.” – Brian Tracy

  17. “I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.” – Robert Downey Jr.

  18. “To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.” – Samuel Johnson

  19. “As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.” – Katharine Hepburn

  20. “Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.” – J. Petit Senn

  21. “Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.” – Bernard Williams

  22. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

  23. “Not feeling is no replacement for reality. Your problems today are still your problems tomorrow.” – Larry Michael Dredla

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