60+ Sobriety Quotes About Recovery And Addiction

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Are you looking for sobriety Quotes to help you stay sober? We got you covered.

Sobriety is never easy. Trying to be sober is so hard that it literally makes one physically ill. My heart and prayers to everyone fighting addiction. I know it is hard but it can be done, you can beat addiction.

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Here is a list of quotes that you can read to help you relax and inspire you to stay sober.

Some people wonder if quotes are really helpful in any situation. Well, I will not lie to you, quotes may be or maybe not be helpful depending on an individual.

some people would rather do anything else than read random quotes. But, to many of us reading a quote makes us feel human again. when we realize that our situation is relatable and other people have experienced the same thing too, we feel so much better.

In a world with many resources we can use to feel better, this list is for people who feel that reading sobriety quotes will help them stay sober.

Author’s pick

  1. “Being in recovery has given me everything of value that I have in my life. Integrity, honesty, fearlessness, faith, a relationship with God and most of all gratitude.” Rob Lowe

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2. “My blood type used to be whiskey negative. Now it’s coffee positive.” Unknown

3. “I don’t pretend to be everything I am not, except for sober. I’ve pretended to be sober a few times.” Unknown

4. “Sobriety is like pizza, when it is good, it is really good. But when it is bad, it is pretty damn good.” Unknown

5. “Always do sober what you say you’ll do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” Ernest Hemingway

6. “Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up.” Unknown

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7. “If I continued it, I was really going to sabotage my whole life. I don’t do drugs anymore. Being sober helps a great deal.” Bradley Cooper.

8. “Sobriety was the best gift I ever gave myself.” Rob Lowe

9. “Recovery is not a death sentence. Addiction is.” Unknown

10. “Staying sober didn’t open the gates of Heaven and let me in. Sobriety opened the gate of hell and let me out.” Unknown

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11. “There are women succeeding beyond their wildest dreams because of their sobriety.” Mary Karr

12. “When you quit drinking you stop waiting.” Caroline Knapp

13. “Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it’s something that it doesn’t get a day off.” Demi Lovato

14. “I don’t need alcohol to see the world in its depths, I carry the sun in me.” Lamine Pearlheart

15. “I’m not telling you it is going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.Unknown

16. “I personally believe this: We have only today; yesterday’s gone and tomorrow is uncertain. That’s why they call it the present. And sobriety really is a gift… for those who are willing to receive it.” Ace Frehley

17. “I got sober, I stopped killing myself with alcohol. I began to think: ‘Wait a minute, if I can stop doing this, what are the possibilities?’ And slowly it dawned on me that it was maybe worth the risk.” Craig Ferguson

18. “Recovery is not a race. You don’t have to feel guilty if it takes you longer than you thought it would.Unknown

19. “The goal isn’t to be sober. The goal is to love yourself so much that you don’t need to drink.” Unknown

20. “Life is much better without addictions.” Unknown

True Recovery Quotes

21. “Addiction is not about alcohol and drugs, it is the absence of self. The kind of absence that is described as a hole in your soul. You cannot love others when you are empty inside. Recovery peels back the painful layers and heals that hole through connection, honesty and hard work. To love oneself is the beginning of lifetime recovery.” Unknown

22. “There are hours for rest, and hours for wakefulness, nights for sobriety and nights for drunkenness…if only so that possession of the former allows us to discern the latter when we have it, for sad as it is, no human body can be happily drunk all the time.” Roman Payne

24. “Your addiction is not your identity, but you won’t know that until you’re in recovery; that’s when the two separate.” Toni Sorenson

25. “Don’t pick up a drink or drugs, one day at a time. It sounds so simple. It actually is simple, but it is not easy, it requires incredible support and fastidious structuring.” Russell Brand

26. “I wouldn’t have been able to access myself or other people, or even been able to take in other people if I hadn’t changed my life.” Bradley Cooper

27. “I am not defined by my relapses, but by my decision to remain in recovery despite them.Unknown

28. “Dear addiction, you may have ruined my past and hurt my present, but there is no way I am going to let you get into my future.” Unknown

29. “To recover is to create a life in which numbness is no longer necessary for survival.” Unknown

30. “Addiction is the only disease that convinces you you are okay, while it sucks the life out of you.” Unknown

31. “Sobriety is an opportunity, not a sacrifice.” Unknown

32. “Being clean and sober was not just about drugs and alcohol. I had to detox from hate, anger, resentment and fear.” Unknown

33. “Recovery from anything is honestly the most badass thing a person can do.” Unknown

34. “There is not a drug on earth that can make your life meaningful.” Unknown

35. “Addiction makes you so selfish that you won’t see the lives that you destroy.” Unknown

Inspiring Quotes On Sobriety

36. “Sobriety is not an anchor. It is a pair of wings.” Unknown

37. “The most liberating and empowering day of my life was when I freed myself from my own self-destructive nonsense.” Steve Maraboli

38. “I got high because I wanted to, then it became a habit, then it became a necessity. I got clean out of necessity, then it became a habit. Now, I live clean because I want to.” Unknown

39. “When you look at your life and feel at peace because of the changes you have made in your life, That is recovery.” Unknown

40. “Sobriety is achieved when you get to the bottom of why you are an addict in the first place.” Unknown

41. “Addiction doesn’t hurt you nearly as much as it hurts the ones who love you because you numb your pain, they don’t.” Toni Sorenson

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42. “A needle, a pill, a shot glass will never fill the void that only love can.” Toni Sorenson

43. “Fear can only be prevalent in the absence of sufficient sobriety. In the full light of sobriety, fear evaporates like mist before the sun.” Théun Mares

44. “No matter how difficult life gets, you will always be grateful for staying sober.” Unknown

45. “I used to think that I will quit drinking when life gets better. Then I found out that life got better when I stopped drinking.” Unknown

46. “Just because you have not hit rock bottom does not mean that you do not have a problem.” Unknown

47. “Never underestimate a recovering addict. We fight for our lives every day in ways most people would never understand.” Unknown

48. “You know why so many addicts believe in God? Because they have met the devil.” Unknown

Sobriety Quotes to Motivate You To Stay Sober

49. “Sobriety is a choice, addiction isn’t. It is a disease.” unknown

50. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” Jim Rohn

51. “I have never seen anyone drink themselves happy, successful or smart. Most end up bitter heartbroken and alone.” unknown

52. “Sobriety is wealth.” Petra Hermans

53. “I am not defined by my relapses. But my decision to remain in recovery despite them.” Unknown

54. “One of the hardest things was learning that I was worth recovery.” Unknown

55. “I would rather go through life sober, believing that I am an alcoholic, than go through life drunk convincing myself that I am not.” Unknown

55. “Get up every day and say, Today I will stay strong. I will not let anyone or anything get between me and recovery.” Unknown

56. “She looked at her old life one more time, took a deep breath and whispered, ‘I will never see you again.'” Unknown

57. “Addiction isn’t something you can understand unless you’ve been addicted.” Toni Sorenson

58. “Dare to feel the pain without the bandage of drugs or booze. Let yourself feel the sting, so the wounds can breathe and heal naturally, so the wounds can heal for real.” Unknown

59. “And you know what the worst thing was? It was that nobody ever believed how hard we tried.” Jack McCarthy

60. “Hit the bottom and get back up, or hit the bottle and stay down.” Anthony Liccione

61. “First we stay sober because we have to, then we stay sober because we are willing to. Finally, we get sober because we want to.” Unknown

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