Addiction Quotes To Help Recovery And Healing

In this collection of addiction quotes, we explore the experiences and wisdom shared by various voices, shedding light on the struggles, realities, and paths to recovery.

Now, addiction isn’t just about drugs or alcohol. It can show up in different ways, like when someone can’t stop playing video games, gambling too much money, or even spending too much time on their phone. It’s like these things become a big part of their life, and it’s tough to break away.

Being addicted to drugs, alcohol, and smoking – just takes away the important years of your life. It’s a sad state where along with the addicted even the families suffer. It has adverse effects on your health, emotional state and overall well-being.

But the good news is that there’s a way out. It involves understanding what’s going on, having people who care to support, and finding healthier ways to cope. It’s a journey, but with the right help, it’s possible to break free from the tough spot of addiction.

So take the pledge and SAY NO TO DRUGS, ALCOHOL, SMOKING, and other addictions

Starting with motivational quotes for recovery and healing from an addiction is a great way. Discover the resilience within these simple yet impactful words that resonate with others battling addiction.

Top 10 Addiction Quotes

  1. “Drugs take you to hell, disguised as heaven.” ― Donald Lyn Frost
  2. “If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.” ― Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  3. “Addiction is an adaptation. It’s not you–it’s the cage you live in.” ― Johann Hari
  4. “She goes from one addiction to another. All are ways for her to not feel her feelings.” ― Ellen Burstyn
  5. “No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages, races, classes, and professions.” ― Patrick J. Kennedy
  6. “I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” ― Audre Lorde
  7. “The priority of any addict is to anaesthetize the pain of living to ease the passage of day with some purchased relief.” ― Russell Brand
  8. “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.” ― Naeem Callaway
  9. “What is addiction, really? It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress. It is a language that tells us about a plight that must be understood.” ― Alice Miller
  10. “The initial journey towards sobriety is a delicate balance between insight into one’s desire for escape and abstinence from one’s addiction.” ― Debra L. Kaplan

Famous Quotes On Addiction

  1. “At the root of all addiction is pain.” – Unknown                           

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    quotes about addiction
  2. “Addiction is the only prison where the locks are on the inside.” – Unknown                         

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    Addiction Quotes
  3. “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” – J.K. Rowling
  4. “Addiction doesn’t kill the addict. It kills the family, kids and people who tried to help.” – Unknown

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    quotes on addiction
  5. “The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” ― Samuel Johnson                               

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    addiction recovery quotes
  6. “People who have never had an addiction don’t understand how hard it can be.” – Payne Stewart 

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    drug addict quotes
  7. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. “All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn                     

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    quotes about addiction recovery
  9. “Addiction begins with the hope that something ‘out there’ can instantly fill up the emptiness inside.” — Jean Kilbourne, (Annie Grace)
  10. “One thing you must realize is that: you either kill your addiction or your addiction will eventually kill you.” ― Oche Otorkpa               

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    addiction recovery
  11. “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
  12. “Addiction, at its worst, is akin to having Stockholm Syndrome. You’re like a hostage who has developed an irrational affection for your captor. They can abuse you, torture you, even threaten to kill you, and you’ll remain inexplicably and disturbingly loyal.” – Anne Clendening

Being Addictive Quotes

  1. “Addiction makes you blind to your reality.” ― Unknown
  2. “It was the hardest boyfriend I ever had to break up with.” ― Fergie
  3. “There’s not a drug on earth that can make life meaningful.” ― Unknown
  4. “We don’t choose to be addicted; what we choose to do is deny our pain.” ― Unknown
  5. “When you can stop you don’t want to, and when you want to stop, you can’t.” ― Luke Davies
  6. “Remember just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.” ― Robert Downey
  7. “First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” ― Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
  8. “I understood myself only after I destroyed myself. And only in the process of fixing myself, did I know who I really was.” ― Unknown
  9. “Nobody stays recovered unless the life they have created is more rewarding and satisfying than the one they left behind.” ― Anne Fletcher
  10. “Addiction is a disease that makes you too selfish to see the havoc you created or care about the people whose lives you have shattered.” ― Unknown
  11. “Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem.”― Kurt Cobain
  12. “At first, addiction is maintained by pleasure, but the intensity of the pleasure gradually diminishes and the addiction is then maintained by the avoidance of pain.” ― Frank Tallis

Addiction Recovery Quotes

Remember, these quotes highlight the struggles of addiction and the importance of recovery and support. If you or someone you know is dealing with addiction, seeking professional help is crucial.

  1. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” ― Japanese proverb
  2. “Addiction of a person is dangerous than a drug.” ― Unknown
  3. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ― Nelson Mandela
  4. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” ― Theodore Roosevelt
  5. “No other road, no other way, no day but today.” ― Jonathan Larson
  6. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” ― Lou Holtz
  7. “One of the hardest things was learning that I was worth recovery.” ― Unknown
  8. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” ― Henry Ford
  9. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” ― Robert Collier
  10. “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.” ― Carl Jung
  11. “Believe more deeply. Hold your face up to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.” ― Bill Wilson
  12. “The way to measure your progress is backward against where you started, not against your ideal.” ― Dan Sullivan
  13. “There is no shame in beginning again, for you get a chance to build bigger and better than before.” ― Unknown
  14. “Never underestimate a recovering addict. We fight for our lives every day in ways most people will never understand.” ― Unknown
  15. “When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That’s when the sparkle started for me.” ― Mary Karr

Recovery And Addiction Quotes To Help You Heal

  1. “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”― Confucius
  2. “Recovery is not for people who need it. It’s for people who want it.” ― Unknown
  3. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” ― C.S. Lewis
  4. “You can’t defeat the darkness by keeping it caged inside of you.” ― Seth Adam Smith
  5. “Recovery is a process. It takes time. It takes patience. It takes everything you’ve got.” ― Unknown
  6. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” ― Alice Walker
  7. “Recovery is an acceptance that your life is in shambles, and you have to change it.” ― James Lee Curtis
  8. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson
  9. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.” ― Elbert Hubbard
  10. “Obstacles are those frightening things that become visible when we take our eyes off our goals.” ― Henry Ford
  11. “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
  12. “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

Addiction Quotes To Help You Recover

  1. “Recovery is hard. Regret is harder.” ― Brittany Burgunder
  2. “Recovery is about progression, not perfection.” ― Unknown
  3. “One step at a time. One day at a time. One hour at a time.” ― Unknown
  4. “Courage is resistance to fear. mastery of fear- not absence of fear.” ― Mark Twain
  5. “Your addiction to daily distraction denies you of effectiveness.” ― Bernard Kelvin Clive
  6. “No matter how dark the night may get, your light will never burn out.” ― Jeanette LeBlanc
  7. “If you chased your recovery like you chased your high, you would never relapse again.” ― Unknown
  8. “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. “Rising from the ashes, I am born again, powerful, exultant, majestic through all the pain.” ― Shannon Perry
  10. “Recovery: It will be challenging. It will also be worth it. You will relapse, and that’s ok, as long as you keep fighting.” ― Unknown
  11. “Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life.” ― Brené Brown
  12. “Your decision to kill your addiction will only become a reality if you believe and reinforce the fact that you have the capacity to do it.” ― Oche Otorkpa
  13. “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

Motivational Additional Recovery Slogans

Remember, these captions and slogans are meant to inspire and encourage individuals on their journey to recovery. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, seeking professional help and support is crucial.

  1. Say NO to DRUGS.
  2. Recovery: where hope becomes a habit. ― Trisha. J
  3. Healing is a daily choice – choose recovery.― Trisha. J
  4. Hope is the heartbeat of recovery – keep it alive.― Trisha. J
  5. Find your sober joy – recovery is a celebration of life.― Trisha. J
  6. In recovery, you rediscover yourself – stronger, wiser, and free.― Trisha. J
  7. Recovery is reclaiming your life, one sober moment at a time. ― Trisha. J
  8. “Addiction denied is recovery delayed.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  9. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” ― Walt Disney
  10. “We’re all addicted to something that takes away the pain.” ― Boys Like Girls
  11. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ― Confucius
  12. “Recovery is taking all twelve steps…over and over and over and over…” ― Toni Sorenson
  13. “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” ― Wayne W. Dyer
  14. “Addiction brings apathy. Break the apathy, and you break the addiction.” ― Mango Wodzak
  15. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” ― Zig Ziglar
  16. “Your addiction is not you, but it feels like you because you’ve spent so much intimate time together.” ― Toni Sorenson
  17. “Recovery is not a race. You don’t have to feel guilty if it takes you longer than you thought it would.” ― Unknown
  18. “The worst part about anything that’s self-destructive is that it’s so intimate. You become so close with your addictions and illnesses that leaving them behind is like killing the part of yourself that taught you how to survive.” – Lacey L.
  19. “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” ― Arthur C. Clarke
  20. “Family and friends are the true first responders; they’re the ones who are on the front lines of the battle, and who suffer the emotional wounds.” ― Thomas F. Harrison & Hilary S. Connery


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