Words of encouragement for addict

Words of encouragement for addict

  • “If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.”– Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • “One of the hardest things was learning that I was worth recovery.”– Demi Lovato
  • “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”– Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Recovery is hard. Regret is harder.”– Brittany Burgunder
  • “You can’t defeat the darkness by keeping it caged inside of you.”– Seth Adam Smith
  • “Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.”– Steve Maraboli
  • “I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.”– Charlotte Brontë
  • “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”– Ernest Hemingway
  •  “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”– Friedrich Nietzsch
  • “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”– Napoléon Bonaparte
  • “Change must start from the individual. And the individual must want and feel ready to make such change.”– Efrat Cybulkiewicz
  • “Rising from the ashes, I am born again, powerful, exultant, majestic through all the pain.”– Shannon Perry
  • “Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.”– Chris Bradford
  • “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.”– Mark Twain
  • “Your best days are ahead of you. The movie starts when the guy gets sober and puts his life back together; it doesn’t end there.”– Bucky Sinister
  • “Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends it but also the father who wipes away the tears.”– Criss Jami
  • “An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.”– Criss Jami
  • “No matter how dark the night may get, your light will never burn out.”– Jeanette LeBlanc
  • “In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.”– Drew Barrymore
  • “You feel your strength in the experience of pain.”– Jim Morrison
  • “Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.”– Carrie Fisher
  • “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”– Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Nothing is impossible; the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’”– Audrey Hepburn
  • “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
  • “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
  • “If things go wrong, don’t go with them.”– Roger Babson
  • “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”– Nelson Mandela
  • “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”– Henry Ford
  • “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.
  • “F“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.”– Jim Rohn
  • “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.”– Yogi Berra
  • “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”– Babe Ruth
  • “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”– Helen Keller
  • “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
  • “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.”– Michael Jordan
  • “You must do the things you think you cannot do.”– Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Even in the midst of devastation, something within us always points the way to freedom.”– Sharon Salzberg
  • “Nobody stays recovered unless the life they have created is more rewarding and satisfying than the one they left behind.”– Anne Fletcher
  •  “Where there is life there is hope.”– Ron Grover
  • “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Don’t let the past steal your present.” – Terri Guillemets
  • “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you.” – Aldous Huxley
  • “If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.” – Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • “Sometimes you’ve just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.” – Dr. Phil
  • “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard
  • “Be stronger than your strongest excuse.” – Unknown
  • “When your past calls, don’t answer. It has nothing new to say.” – Unknown
  • It Does Not Matter How Slowly You Go As Long As You Do Not Stop.
  • I’m Not Telling You It Is Going To Be Easy, I’m Telling You It’s Going To Be Worth It.
  • My Recovery Must Come First So That Everything I Love In Life Doesn’t Have To Come Last.
  • The Goal Isn’t To Be Sober. The Goal Is To Love Yourself So Much That You Don’t Need To Drink.
  • I Understood Myself Only After I Destroyed Myself. And Only In The Process Of Fixing Myself, Did I Know Who I Really Was.
  • I Am Not Defined By My Relapses, But By My Decision To Remain In Recovery Despite Them.
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  • Recovery Is An Acceptance That Your Life Is In Shambles And You Have To Change.
  • Recovery Is About Progression Not Perfection.
  • Recovery Didn’t Open The Gates Of Heaven And Let Me In. Recovery Opened The Gates Of Hell And Let Me Out!
  • I Know You’re Tired, I Know You Feel Like Giving Up, But You’re Not Going To. You Know Why? Because You Are Strong, And When You’re Survived Through All The Shit Your Addiction Has But You Through, You Can Survive Recovery.
  • There Is No Shame In Beginning Again, For You Get A Chance To Build Bigger And Better Than Before.
  • You Don’t Get Over An Addiction By Stopping Using. You Recovery By Creating A New Life Where It’s Easier To Not Use. If You Don’t Create A New Life, Then All The Factors That Brought You To Your Addiction Will Catch Up With You Gain.
  • It’s Not That Some People Have Willpower And Some Don’t. It’s That Some People Are Ready To Change And Others Are Not.
  • If You Find Yourself In A Hole, The First Thing To Do Is Stop Digging.
  • Recovery Is Something That You Have To Work On Every Single Day And It’s Something That Doesn’t Get A Day Off.
  • Addiction Is The Disease That Makes You Too Selfish To See The Havoc You Created Or Care About The People Whose Lives You Have Shattered.
  • It’s Gonna Get Harder Before It Gets Easier. But It Will Get Better, You Just Gotta Make It Through The Hard Stuff First.
  • Recovery Is Not For People Who Need It, It’s For People Who Want It.
  • You Were Never Created To Live Depressed, Defeated, Guilty, Condemned, Ashamed Or Unworthy. You Were Create To Be Victorious.
  • I Would Rather Go Through Life Sober, Believing I Am An Alcoholic, Than Go Through Life Drunk, Trying To Convince Myself That I Am Not.
  • The best idea and the best expression of it amount to nothing without action to back them up. – Unknown
  • Recovery is hard. Regret is harder. – Brittany Burgunder
  • One small step is worth more than a thousand steps planned. – Unknown
  • Believe you can and you are halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt
  • Great acts are made up of small deeds. – Lao Tzu
  • Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength. – Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. – Napoleon Bonaparte
  • A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault. – John Henry Newman
  • Don’t let the past steal your present. – Terri Guillemets
  • He conquers who endures. – Persius
  • People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them. – George Bernard Shaw
  • Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you. – Aldous Huxley
  • My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened. – Michel de Montaigne
  • Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Even in the midst of devastation, something within us always points the way to freedom. – Sharon Salzberg
  • “Recovery is hard. Regret is harder.” – Brittany Burgunder
  • “The greatest mistake to make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.” -Elbert Hubbard
  • “Great acts are made up of small deeds.” -Lao Tzu
  • “Don’t let the past steal your present.” Terri Guillemets
  • “Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising up every time we fall.”- Oliver Goldsmith
  • “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you have no strength.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  • “If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.” – Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • “It Does Not Matter How Slowly You Go as Long As You Do Not Stop.” – Confucius
  • “When your past calls, don’t answer. It has nothing new to say.”
  • “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “It won’t be like this forever.”
  • “No matter what the situation is, remind yourself “’I have a choice.’”
  • “You are stronger than you think.”
  • “When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.”
  • “You’re worth it.”

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