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Celebrity Quotes About Sobriety

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM
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Celebrity quotes about sobriety offer us a glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous. They teach us that money, fame, and success are not guarantees of happiness, and that addiction does not discriminate based on these factors. Most of all, they help us to recognize the innate humanity present in all people, and inspire us to see sobriety as possible, and a powerful force for good.

 

Celebrity Quotes About Addiction And Sobriety  

 A young woman reading a book. Reading celebrity quotes about sobriety is a great way to help foster motivation during the recovery process.

Ben Affleck

“I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step. I'm lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I've done the work I set out to do.”

 

Marlee Matlin

“I have been given an extraordinary life thus far, and I am nowhere close to done with it,” she wrote. “The dark secrets that I kept locked away in my heart for all those many years are now out in the open. Today, I can face those old wounds. I know they cannot defeat me–the drugs, the babysitter...the deafness, and the rest. I am stronger than all of it.”

 

Macklemore

”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.”

 

Deryck Whibley

“When I woke up sober in the hospital, I knew instantly how bad it was and what had gotten me there and that I wasn’t going to drink anymore,” he told People in 2016. “I was so done with it. If anything, it almost felt like a bit of freedom: ‘Finally, something has stopped this whole cycle.’”

 

Elizabeth Vargas

“It’s very scary to put it out there, but if I can help one person feel less alone, then I’m really happy about that,” she said.

 

Jada Pinkett Smith

“I had many addictions, of several kinds, to deal with my life issues, but today, at 42, I have my wisdom, my heart and my conscience as the only tools to overcome life’s inevitable obstacles.”

 

Amber Valetta

“My hope is that someone, somewhere in this room, out of this room will hear something that will help them and perhaps get them out of the shadows and the darkness of addiction and bring them into the light.”

 

Gerard Butler

“One or two drinks was never enough for me. I was a foot-on-the-floor-all-the-way drinker, so it had to go. I don’t miss it. Now it’s as if I never had a drink in my life. At one point, I could never have conceived going out and not drinking but, as time goes on, you lose the urge and the insecurity that often makes people drink in the first place.”

 

Alec Baldwin

“I’m driving down the road, I’m having a drink. It’s 4 o’clock; I’m supposed to have a drink. But one day I went, ‘I don’t see anybody else in their car with a plastic take out container filled with ice and wine. They’re drinking coffee, they’re drinking Diet Coke. They’re not drinking wine.”

 

Tobey Maguire

“I come in, I ask for help. I’m willing. The person doesn’t tell me what to do, they tell me what they did. You do what they ask you to do and (stuff) happens. Your life gets better. Your life changes.”

 

Kristin Davis

“I believe alcoholism is a disease. I don’t think you can mess with it. There was a time when people who didn’t know me well would say, ‘Couldn’t you just have one glass of champagne?’ And I would say, ‘No.’ I’m doing well. I still have occasional bad days. Why risk it?”

 

Robert Downey Jr.

“Job one is get out of that cave. A lot of people do get out but don’t change. So the thing is to get out and recognize the significance of that aggressive denial of your fate, come through the crucible forged into a stronger metal.”

 

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.”

 

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.”

 

Lady Gaga

“It’s wonderful to be famous because I have amazing fans. But it is very, very hard to go out into the world when you are not feeling happy and act like you are, because I am a human being too, and I break, and I think there is an assumption...that I cannot break because I am an alien woman and I am unstoppable.”

 

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.”

 

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.’”

 

Eminem

“I knew I had to change my life. But addiction is a fucking tricky thing. I think I relapsed within… three weeks? And within a month it had ramped right back to where it was before. That’s what really freaked me out. That’s when I knew: I either get help, or I am going to die.”

 

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.”

 

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.”

 

Danny Trejo

“I’ve found in the 42 years that I’ve been doing this thing that any program that doesn’t adhere to the close steps of recovery that come out of AA and NA seem to fail. And not so much because that’s the only way but because what you’re doing is giving up your ego and saying this is the way I’m staying clean, it’s not my fortitude and it’s not my machismo. This is the way.”

 

Tim McGraw

“I was at a crossroads in my life on all fronts: I wanted to be healthy, I wanted to be around for my kids, I wanted to be a better husband and a better father, I wanted to take care of myself mentally and physically, and I wanted to get the most out of my career that I could get out of my career.”

 

Eric Clapton

“I thought that if I stopped drinking and I stopped using drugs…I would not be able to play anymore. In other words, those were things that were necessary for inspiration. But it was a shortcut. My experience now tells me in a long time of being in recovery, that I can be a good musician with or without that philosophy.”

 

Kat Von D

“I wasn’t hurt by the fact that my “friends” weren’t including me on the action, but it was reality sinking in that I had no real friends that stung the most. I had social pals, relationships based on nothing more than partying. I guess you could say I made myself into a party favor.”

 

Rob Lowe

“I got sober in 1991. So it’s almost 24 years later. And that changed my life forever and everything good that I have is a result of that.”

 

Russell Brand

“Don’t pick up a drink or drug, one day at a time. It sounds so simple. It actually is simple but it isn’t easy: it requires incredible support and fastidious structuring.”

 

Colin Farrell

“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.”

 

Demi Lovato

“I’m very, very good at manipulating people and that was something that I did in my disease, I would manipulate everyone around me. There were times I would just continue to lie, so that everything looked OK on the outside.”

 

Daniel Radcliffe

There is something in any person who drinks in a way that’s clearly not good for them, something that is attracted to that chaos. I change when I’m drunk. I’m one of those people who changes.”

 

Next Steps

These recovery quotes are a great way to get inspired to begin the journey to recovery-Check out more recovery quotes here. 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! Landmark Recovery offers comprehensive drug and alcohol rehab for anyone seeking to free themselves from dependency on substances.

 

 

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