Addiction is a chronic disorder with biological, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions. It affects the functioning of the brain and body as well as one’s family, friends, work, finances and community.
Addiction is also considered a developmental disorder; it typically begins in adolescence or young adulthood and continues throughout life.
The truth is that most people have had an addiction at least one point in their lives, be it an addiction to food, video games, drugs, alcohol or something else, but the battle against addiction doesn’t end in the addict being treated and rehabilitated. Sometimes, the family is left in ruins.
So, do you have a friend or loved one struggling with any type of addiction, and you want to help, but you are unsure how. Asking them to see a counsellor is but another amazing thing that you can do for yourself and your loved ones are to provide them with inspiration, motivation, and encouragement. The quotes below can hopefully do that for you both.
There are a lot of people in need of help, but sadly few people are there to give advice, and it’s often hard to find the motivation to keep going in the pursuit of recovery. These addiction help quotes will give you the inspiration to keep on fighting.
Here, I have many addiction help quotes that you can send daily to your loved one who is addicted to inspire and help them. Do not forget that change is possible. Addiction is a terrible thing, but there is help.
Addiction Help Quotes
Never give up hope on that addiction. You never know what tomorrow will bring or how strong you can be. Recovery is happening all around us, every day and in each moment. Help is coming your way also.
1. I cannot control the actions of others. I can only control my reactions to my addiction.
2. Everybody wants to live the good life away from addiction, but most people don’t know where to start.
3. What hurts us the most is not what others do or say. It’s what we think or tell ourselves about our addiction which shouldn’t be. Think positively.
4. When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
5. He who conquers himself and his addiction is the mightiest warrior.
6. It’s a hard road back from rock bottom. But you don’t have to walk it alone. Call for help because two or more heads are better than one.
7. The first step to getting help is admitting you have a problem – addiction.
8. When it comes to your addiction, you can either run from it or face it. Either way, it is going to be with you for the rest of your life. So why not choose to run toward recovery?
9. There is always hope. You’re not alone. Stay strong. You can do this. We believe in you.
10. Everyone is fighting a battle. Be kind, always to yourself, no matter the type of addiction.
11. Don’t let your drug become you. You are more than your addiction.
12. Letting go is the hardest bit until you realise that everything is as it should be.
13. If you’re going through hell, keep going. Just stay away from your addiction.
14. You can be strong, brave and courageous in your recovery. You can do this!
15. Recovery is possible. Freedom and wholeness are real.
16. You are not your addiction. Your addiction is something that you do. It is not who you are.
17. When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
18. When God brings you to recover from addiction, He will bring you through it.
19. Don’t be afraid to come out of your shell! It’s better to be in the real world than in a fake world. Don’t let your environment change who you are. It’s easy to get influenced by others, so make sure not to surrender yourself to peer acceptance. Be true to yourself! Choose healthy habits, friendships, activities and interests that promote realness instead of addiction.
20. If you want to live a good life, you need to stay healthy.
21. You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
22. The decision to get help is the first step in a journey to recovery and long-term healing from addiction.
23. Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you and give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
24. During our darkest moments, we must focus on seeing the light.
25. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.
26. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.
27. Don’t let your struggle become your identity.
28. Sometimes you have to stop being scared and just go for it.
29. Life is short, and it’s up to you to make it sweet.
30. It’s very easy to compare yourself to others in recovery, but there is no competition in recovery.
31. If we want to change the world, we must first change ourselves.
32. I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.
33. The change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
34. The only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
35. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
36. You have to have confidence in your ability and then be tough enough to follow through.
37. What matters is that you are honest about what is troubling you. This is a very important first step and makes a lot of difference.
38. Acceptance is the key to recovery. If you can accept your addiction and what led to it, you can begin to heal.
39. I am not what happened to me; I am what I choose to become.
40. You can only change yourself, but that can make all the difference in the world.
41. Everyone is different, so every path to recovery will be unique. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for addiction.
42. The first step in solving a problem is recognising there is one.
43. We’re all addicts of some kind. We’re addicted to excitement and drama, which leads to alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, and whatever else people use to make life tolerable.
44. Addiction is a family disease, and we become ill with it.
45. Recovery is not for quitters.
46. The journey of a thousand miles of finding help for your addiction begins with one step.
47. A problem shared is a problem halved solved.
48. The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new you. Continue to ply that road to addiction recovery.
49. You must be your own hero before you can be anyone else’s hero.
50. All our dreams of addiction recovery can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
51. It is never too late to be what you might have been.
52. It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward.
53. Nothing can dim the light that shines from within. Be hopeful.
54. Just because you have a bad day doesn’t mean you have a bad life.
55. Addiction recovery is something that you have to work on every single day, and it’s something that doesn’t get a day off.
56. Challenges are what make life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
57. Your past does not define you. You have the power to choose whom you want to become. New choices create new endings.
58. There are two pains in life. There is the pain of discipline and the pain of regret or disappointment. If you can handle the pain of discipline, you’ll never have to deal with regret or disappointment.
59. You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats to know who you are, what you can rise from, and how you can still come out of it.
60. Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.
61. I know you may feel alone and hopeless right now, but this is all temporary. The pain will pass, and you will be stronger than before.
62. There is no such thing as failure in addiction recovery. There are only feedback and learning opportunities.
63. One day at a time. It’s all I can handle and all you need to handle today.
64. Recovery is about letting go of what’s hurting you and holding onto what helps you heal.
65. Listen to your heart, not what the voices in your head are telling you it’s not possible. Your dreams of being free from addiction are only worth pursuing if you believe they’re possible!
66. In the perfection of darkness, even the tiniest candle shines brightly enough to illuminate an entire room. Don’t underestimate the power of hope!
Healthy living is inspirational living. Be inspired each day as you read these quotes, and allow them to help you live a more fulling and happy life.
Help someone who is struggling with substance abuse/addiction. Sometimes, they need someone to listen and reach out to them and care about them. Everyone has an addiction. Most of the time, it’s just not the kind that involves doing drugs.
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