Drug Addiction Treatment
By BrightView
Published: June 24, 2021
Updated: February 9, 2024

As cliché as it may sound, motivational quotes, inspiring quotes, and meaningful quotes can really do what they are meant to do – motivate, inspire, and provoke emotions.

Here is a list of some of our favorite quotes about recovery that do just that.

  1. Every Day Is A Second Chance

This is for all of those people out there who might have screwed up, time and time again.  The realization that every day is literally a new day to prove that you can do this is a freeing feeling. Sobriety is worth it and even if you need a fourth, fifth, or fiftieth chance, every day is another day to try!

  1. What We Fear Doing Most, Is Usually What We Most Need To Do

Easier said than done right? Yes, but one of the scariest parts about sobriety is the unknown, the fear of going without one of the things you have depended on for so long.  Getting into treatment might be one of the scariest things you are going to do, or have done, but it is also what you most need to do.

  1. When The Past Calls, Don’t Answer It, It Has Nothing New To Say

Learning new habits (especially sober ones) can be hard, but sometimes it’s even harder to avoid or ignore old habits.  Especially if they are literally or figuratively calling you every day.  So, when you get that phone call or text from someone who does not know that you’re in recovery, hang up, send it to voicemail, do what you need to do to keep yourself safe!

  1. One of the Hardest Things Was Learning That I Was Worth Recovery

You are worth getting your life back, you are worth getting your family back, you are worth mending broken relationships and ridding yourself of the unhealthy ones, you are worth fighting for and your life is worth fighting for!

  1. Recovery is Hard. Regret is Harder.

This quote does not need an explanation. It speaks for itself!

Here are a few more goodies:

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

“Sometimes, we motivate ourselves by thinking of what we want to become. Sometimes, we motivate ourselves by thinking about who we don’t ever want to be again.”

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

“Addiction denied is recovery delayed.”

“Recovery is about progress, not perfection.”

The above quotes remind you that there is hope. Recovery is a process you need to start and continue if you desire a good life. And every time you need a dose of motivation, you can come back to this list.