Quotes About Sobriety

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Every September since 1989, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has sponsored National Recovery Month to spread the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, treatment is effective and people can and do overcome addiction.

Recovery has helped millions of Americans transform their lives and begin taking the necessary steps toward wellness. National Recovery Month provides an opportunity for everyone to celebrate these accomplishments, just as you would congratulate someone who achieved remission from another chronic illness such as cancer.

Recovery Month Quotes

On your recovery journey, there may be moments when you find your motivation flagging and you need a little inspiration to keep going. It can help to hear words of wisdom from others who have achieved sobriety and confronted the same challenges you have.

This National Recovery Month, as we embrace all the power and possibilities of healing from a substance use disorder, you can use these quotes about sobriety to uplift you and remind you that you are never alone.

“I got sober. 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

“May I always remember that the power within me is far greater than any fear before me. May I always have patience, for I am on the right road.” – Alcoholics Anonymous

“Getting sober just exploded my life. Now I have a much clearer sense of myself and what I can and can’t do. I am more successful than I have ever been.” – Jamie Lee Curtis

“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

“When I got sober, I thought I was saying goodbye to all the fun and sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That’s when the sparkle started for me.” – Mary Karr

Find Inspiration to Keep Going

Any healthy thing that keeps you moving on the right path during your journey to healing is valuable. When you need some extra support, write down sobriety quotes that resonate with you and keep them somewhere you can quickly glance at them.

During active addiction, you will struggle to carry a heavy burden of shame and guilt. Consistently viewing yourself in a negative light will teach you who don’t want to be. In recovery, you’ll learn the invaluable lesson that your inner strength can help you accomplish the challenge of evolving into a happier, healthier and more self-compassionate person.

At Still Waters, we have designed our addiction programming around the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Our philosophy is ideal for men and women who have not found success in other treatment programs or those who have relapsed after a period of sustained sobriety. Working a spiritually rooted program that includes education, family healing and 12-step group meetings allows our residents to grow emotionally and spiritually, living life as the most genuine version of themselves. To learn if what we offer is a good fit for you, reach out to us today.

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