13 Celebrities & Their Meaningful Recovery Quotes

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Mar 6, 2018 10:00:00 AM


If you are seeking motivation through the expression of great recovery quotes, you’ve come to the right place! Very often, it is another's experience, knowledge, and insight that helps us overcome the obstacles that interfere with successful recovery. Many influential figures in today’s society have overcome addictions and are spreading their wisdom with those around them. Read on and soak in the insight and hope explained within these recovery quotes.


Celebrity Recovery Quotes

An open book. Recovery quotes are a great way to encourage motivation for sobriety.


Rob Lowe

“Sobriety was the greatest gift I ever gave myself. I don’t put it on a platform. I don’t campaign about it. It’s just something that works for me. It enabled me to really connect with another human being-my wife, Sheryl-which I was never able to do before.”


Russell Brand

“It is 10 years since I used drugs or alcohol and my life has improved immeasurably. I have a job, a house, a cat, good friendships and, generally, a bright outlook… The price of this is constant vigilance because the disease of addiction is not rational.”


Robert Downey Jr.

“Getting sober was one of the the three pivotal events in my life, along with becoming an actor and having a child. Of the three, finding my sobriety was the hardest.”


Colin Farrell

“Seven years sober. I’m really grateful. It’s really lovely to be present in my life”

“When I got sober, it was the right time for me to get sober. I could have done it earlier, for sure, and I would have saved a lot of money and a good deal of heartbreak, but I’m lucky enough to have made it anyway and I’m grateful for that. So better late than ever.”


Zac Efron

“I just started going. And I think it’s changed my life. I’m much more comfortable in my own skin. Things are so much easier now.”


Edie Falco

“The addiction piece, I have to say, is a huge part of my life. Not just my own, but that of many people I love. The helplessness around that, and learning to deal with that, and all the various 12-step programs I’ve been a part of over the years, and how much they’ve helped me, and how hard it is to love somebody who is going through that and remain distant enough to not let it crush you each time.”


Travis Barker

“Once I was clear-headed, and I hadn’t been clear-headed in so long, I was like, I can never go back. And I’m still thankful.”


Sir Elton John

“I realized that I only had two choices: I was either going to die or I was going to live, and which one did I want to do? And then I said those words, ‘I’ll get help,’ or, ‘I need help. I’ll get help.’ And my life turned around. Ridiculous for a human being to take 16 years to say, ‘I need help.’”


Jamie Lee Curtis

“My recovery from drug addiction is the single greatest accomplishment of my life… but it takes work — hard, painful work — but the help is there, in every town and career, drug/drink freed members of society, from every single walk and talk of life to help and guide.”


Bradley Cooper

“I wouldn’t have been able to have access to myself or other people, or even been able to take in other people, if I hadn’t changed my life. I never would have been able to have the relationships that I do. I never would have been able to take care of my father the way I did when he was sick.”


Steven Tyler

“I had it all. I didn’t care. And I hurt my family and my children and my friends. If it wasn’t for the program of AA, I would have nothing.”



"If it wasn’t for that rehab center, I probably wouldn’t have been here. In terms of recovery, it has been very important for me to be a part of a recovery community, to actively be around my people because they understand me. They get it.”


Next Steps

It is never too late to start the recovery process. Whenever you are ready to take the first steps to overcome addiction, we will be here for you. These inspirational recovery quotes are a great way to facilitate the process of early recovery. Read them every day. When paired with the support of drug and alcohol recovery centers, your chance for a long-term recovery is high, and your future is bright! You will start and continue to do amazing things, and you, as well as others will notice your amazing progress in recovery. 

Landmark Recovery programming is comprehensive and includes group/family/individual therapy and an Intensive Outpatient Program, (IOP) that gives you the tools you need to live a balanced, happy, and sober life. With Landmark Recovery, you can live the life you always dreamed. Drug and alcohol recovery is possible. All it takes is your courage to take a step in the right direction and take back control you’re your life. Are you ready to take that step?


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