Wise Words of Inspiration: Addiction Recovery Quotes

Posted on :  June 2nd, 2016  |  By :  towardsrecovery

At Towards Recovery Treatment Center, we understand that there will be times when the craving become too much. We know that patients often feel alone. We understand the struggles. It can be truly difficult for any person fighting an addiction to remain strong 100% of the time.

When the going gets tough, it is helpful to have some inspiration to help get through those challenging moments. It is important for recovering addicts to understand that they are not alone. Numerous people all over the world have struggled with drug addiction and other painful circumstances. Fortunately, those people have left words of wisdom for people who are struggling.

Here are a few inspirational quotes that are important to consider when the going really gets tough:

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

This quote can help recovering addicts understand that it is the small things that matter. Each moment of sobriety is one more moment of sobriety. Even though that seems like an obvious statement, it is each moment that matters.

2. “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

Falling into the pattern of addiction is an easy thing for anyone battling drug abuse. Instead of falling into those patterns, recovering addicts need to think differently. They need to look at the positivity of staying away from drugs and the danger that drugs bring to life. Fighting addiction is not a problem, it is a success.

3. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

Fighting addiction is a risky business. Of course it will be scary, especially when recovering addicts know that it can be physically painful. It can also be frightening because it is a life-changing experience. There might be moments when the fight becomes too difficult, but it is important to understand that the fight is worth the risk. It is vital to recognize the fear and overcome it. Without facing fear, you cannot make gains and build a healthy lifestyle.

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

Henry Ford changed the world with his inventions and creativity. If he did not do what he did, the world would be a completely different place. While you do not need to change the world, you do need to change your world. It is best to stay on track and convince yourself that you can succeed. It is much better than convincing yourself that you are going to fail.

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

The best time to start is now. The next best time is now. Get the idea. Even if there are struggles through the recovery process, there is still time to keep going. Think of the baby learning to walk, if the baby gave up after the first time he fell, he would never learn to walk. You have to keep the same tenacity with your recovery. Anything worth fighting for is going to involve some fight.

6. “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

You cannot overcome the problem if you do not face it. Without working through it, you will never recover. If you have taken the time to enter the room of recovery, you have to take the time to get through the door to maintain the fight.

If you want even more suggestions, the experts at Towards Recovery have plenty of other inspirational and motivational quotes to share.

Contact us at our main office at 905-527-2042.

Who We Serve ?

  • Individuals using/abusing street narcotics (e.g. heroin).
  • Patients abusing prescription narcotics(i.e., Codeine, Talwin, Percocet/Percodan, Dilaudid, Morphine or Demerol, et cetera).
  • Individuals displaying any of the following behaviours: Compulsive drug use or drug seeking/craving.