100+ Best Substance Abuse Quotes


Many of life’s encounters are very exhilarating, igniting that feeling of wanting more. Customarily, these things are positive and fulfilling, though others can be more destructive and depleting. To have an addiction is to be consumed by a solid power that you should fight consistently.

Assuming that you’re wondering if feeling confident as you read these quotes is a slip-up, it isn’t. We shifted focus over to science to find the answer. An article published in Clinical Psychological Review reported that there is proof that confidence is related to taking proactive strides to safeguard one’s wellbeing, though cynicism is related to wellbeing damaging ways of behaving. And, on the off chance that you’re not normally hopeful, don’t surrender.

It isn’t difficult to bounce into recovery – yet every progression toward it is something worth talking about to be pleased with. Assuming you or a friend or family member is struggling with any addiction, there is an exit plan. Utilize these substance abuse quotes to assist you with persevering through the dimness, and find inspiration through your excursion.

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Inspirational substance abuse quotes

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

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt

Sometimes you’ve just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you. – Dr. Phil

Don’t let the past steal your present. – Terri Guillemets

The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope. – Russel Brand

Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you. – Aldous Huxley

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

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. – Albert Einstein

The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. – C.S. Lewis

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. – Shane Niemeyer

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I understood, through rehab, things about creating characters. I understood that creating whole people means knowing where we come from, how we can make a mistake and how we overcome things to make ourselves stronger. – Samuel L. Jackson

When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top. – Unknown

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

Change your behaviors and your feelings will follow. – Susan McManhon

All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for. – Jon Kabat-Zinn

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

You can come out of the furnace of trouble two ways: if you let it consume you, you come out a cinder; but there is a kind of metal which refuses to be consumed, and comes out a star. – Jean Church

Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown. – Chinese proverb

Obstacles are those frightening things that become visible when we take our eyes off our goals. – Henry Ford

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. – Alice Walker

No other road, no other way, no day but today. – Jonathan Larson

Believe more deeply. Hold your face up to the light, even though for the moment you do not see. – Bill Wilson

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

It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. – Lou Holtz

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world… as in being able to remake ourselves. – Mahatma Gandhi

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days. – Zig Ziglar

Fall seven times, stand up eight. – Japanese proverb

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.

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Substance abuse quotes about the mentality

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

Either you run the day, or the day runs you. – Jim Rohn

Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis. – Zig Ziglar

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. – Rosa Parks

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. – Bishop W.C. Magee

Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. – Brené Brown

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them – every day, begin the task anew. – Saint Francis de Sales

If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else. – Yogi Berra

The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it. – Jordan Belfort

The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.  – Arthur C. Clarke

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. – Babe Ruth

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

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

If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down. – Mary Pickford

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. – Confucius

Opportunities multiply as they are seized. – Sun Tzu

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.  – Wayne W. Dyer

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

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Substance abuse quotes to make you strong

We’re all addicted to something that takes away the pain.― Boys Like Girls

Recovery is taking all twelve steps…over and over and over and over…― Toni Sorenson

We should be open to change to ensure that our addiction to life always remains under check.― Dr Prem Jagyasi

One thing you must realize is that: you either kill your addiction or your addiction will eventually kill you.― Oche Otorkpa

There are people who are addicted to sadness the way others are addicted to coffee or cigarettes.― Marty Rubin

Addiction denied is recovery delayed.― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

It’s okay to bleed on someone who didn’t cut you. Don’t wait until you’re scarred over to ask for help. Healing starts when the wound is still new.― Toni Sorenson

Just because something is familiar, doesn’t mean it’s safe. And just because something feels safe, doesn’t mean it’s good for you.― Brittany Burgunder

The Power to redefine your life and purpose is in your hands, use it effectively like a wise person.― Oche Otorkpa

If today is your past come tomorrow, then make your past your future of today.― Darrel Loyd

Addiction brings apathy. Break the apathy, and you break the addiction.― Mango Wodzak

Addiction is a repeated temporary…stilling. I am concerned with peace…not mere relief.― Edward Albee

Your addiction is not you, but it feels like you because you’ve spent so much intimate time together.― Toni Sorenson

Too much of a good thing is toxic.― Aysha Taryam

Your addiction to daily distraction denies you of effectiveness.― Bernard Kelvin Clive

Recovery is hard. Regret is harder.– Brittany Burgunder

Every worth act is difficult. Ascent is always difficult. Descent is easy and often slippery. — Mahatma Gandhi

Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.– Steve Maraboli

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

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.– Friedrich Nietzsche

Remember just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there. — Robert Downey Jr.

Rising from the ashes, I am born again, powerful, exultant, majestic through all the pain. – Shannon Perry

I guess the worst day I have had was when I had to stand up in rehab in front of my wife and daughter and say, ‘Hi, my name is Sam, and I am an addict. — Samuel J. Jackson

No matter how dark the night may get, your light will never burn out.– Jeanette LeBlanc

Recovery is an acceptance that your life is in shambles, and you have to change it. — James Lee Curtis

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Substance abuse quotes to brighten your day

You can’t defeat the darkness by keeping it caged inside of you.– Seth Adam Smith

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. — Margaret Thatcher

The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.– Ernest Hemingway

If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime. — Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Change must start from the individual. And the individual must want and feel ready to make such change.– Efrat Cybulkiewicz

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

An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.– Criss Jami

I used drugs to feel better. I quit drugs to be better. — Unknown

You feel your strength in the experience of pain.– Jim Morrison

Recovery is not for people who need it. It’s for people who want it. — Unknown


Recovery and addiction quotes to uplift you

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. – George Addair

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it’s going on when you don’t have strength. – Napoleon Bonaparte

We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken. – John Green

Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning, anyone can start over and make a new ending. – Chico Xavier

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius

The diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor the person perfected without trials. – Chinese proverb

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. – Napoleon Bonaparte

You have to break down before you can break through. – Marilyn Ferguson

People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them. – George Bernard Shaw

I really mean when I say my biggest fear in early recovery was that I would never have fun again. The beautiful truth is that recovery has given me freedom and the confidence to go out in the world and leave my own mark.– Tom Stoddart

Alcoholism is above all a disease of denial.– David Stafford

Someone once told me, ‘I heard you finally got rid of your addiction.’ I smiled and said, ‘No, addiction doesn’t work like that. Once you have it, you will always have it. I just choose not to feed it.– Anonymous

Recovery isn’t always easy, but it certainly beats the alternative.– Anonymous

Before you can break out of prison, you must realise you are locked up.– Anonymous

Change your behaviours and your feelings will follow.– Susan McManhon

We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely ¦ change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.– George Sheehan

You are not weak for struggling. You are strong for continuing to fight.– Anonymous

One of the hardest things was learning that I was worth recovery.– Demi Lovato

Every day is a new day. No need to dwell on the past. Look straight ahead.– Saint Charlotte

Where there is life there is hope.– Ron Grover

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

Nobody stays recovered unless the life they have created is more rewarding and satisfying than the one they left behind.– Anne Fletcher

The goal isn’t to be sober. The goal is to love yourself so much that you don’t need to drink.– Anonymous

Even in the midst of devastation, something within us always points the way to freedom.– Sharon Salzberg

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