Alcohol Recovery Quotes

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

Deciding to quit alcohol and begin an alcohol recovery program can be a difficult realization to come to. Not only that, but since alcohol is so socially acceptable, it can sometimes seem impossible to avoid. On that note, I have compiled a few of my favorite quotes related to recovery from alcohol addiction.

It’s my hope that you can reflect on these quotes, not only now, but also in the future should they be needed. Whether you are struggling with alcoholism yourself, or have a loved one that is, I hope these quotes can play some small role in inspiring the path to recovery.

A young woman reading a book outside. The book is filled with alcohol recovery quotes to help her beat her addiction.

Great Alcohol Recovery Quotes   

Drink does not drown care, but waters it, and makes it grow faster.

— Benjamin Franklin

Alcohol ruined me financially and morally, broke my heart and the hearts of too many others. Even though it did this to me and it almost killed me and I haven’t touched a drop of it in seventeen years, sometimes I wonder if I could get away with drinking some now. I totally subscribe to the notion that alcoholism is a mental illness because thinking like that is clearly insane.

— Craig Ferguson

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

— Bill Wilson (founder of Alcoholics Anonymous)

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.

— Liane Cordes

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

— Margaret Thatcher

I got sober. I stopped killing myself with alcohol. 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

The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones.

— W. Somerset Maugham

Do not think that what your thoughts dwell on does not matter. Your thoughts are making you.

— Bishop Steere

There’s only us, there’s only this, forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other road, no other way, no day but today.

— Jonathan Larson

Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.

— Henry Ford


About the author

Hi, my name is Jackie Bell. I am no expert at addiction recovery, but I want to do all I can to help those that struggle. Quotes About Addiction is dedicated to providing inspirational quotes from different people at different times to encourage addicts into recovery.


While I believe a good quote can inspire and encourage, I know that words alone cannot heal something like alcohol recovery completely. But they can help. They can change the way you think. They can bring you and me out of negativity.

So please read, share, connect on Facebook, and let me know how your journey is progressing.


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Topics: Alcohol