Quotes in general inspire people to achieve difficult tasks and give the pruning passion to go up against all odds. When being in drug and alcohol rehab, it's especially important to stay motivated. Going through recovery takes courage. Passion is a strong pillar holding up the heavy weight of the recovery roof. Most have a why! Having a "Why" is why you're going through recovery. When you have that why, it's important to re-justify your presence through the process.
Let's here from Marc McMahon, a recovery expert and founder of Recovery Uncensored.
Recovery Quotes That Can Help Throughout Drug and alcohol rehab
Drug and alcohol recovery quotes, as well as inspirational/motivational quotes are a mighty part of my recovery program. I use them to not only motivate, encourage and help myself, but to encourage others as well. Quotes of this nature can offer a wide variety of benefits aiding you in your quest at attaining long term sobriety.
For example, I first started noticing the importance and power of these types of quotes some years ago as I was just beginning to get my feet wet in this recovery world. The quotes at the time being all new to me offered choice bits of recovery wisdom from those who have gone before me.
Often time even today I find myself reading a new quote that takes a recovery belief or idea that I know to be true, and comes at it from a different angle than the one I understand. This in turn allows me to keep my mind open helping me to not get so rigid in my own beliefs of recovery that I trick myself into thinking my way is the only way.
Yes at times my level of sobriety self righteousness in the past has unfortunately caused me to make that huge mistake and fall prey to my recoveries #1 enemy. My own arrogance towards my program and how fool proof it is. Boy, I sure was taught that lesson in a hurry.
That brings to mind a mighty quote I found in my Higher Powers best-selling book which simply but very profoundly tells me in a sentence from Romans 12:3
“Don’t think of yourself any higher than you ought to!”
Just a personal favorite of mine because it keeps me humble and right sized in my own mind. It also offers me a choice bit of wisdom every time I read it vs, being told it one time then forgetting all about it as the day winds on.
Below I am going to list a few of my favorite inspirational/recovery quotes that I read often. As a matter of fact half of these I have memorized over the years due simply to the fact I read them so often. This in itself is another gift these types of quotes have to offer.
Once you get these quotes in you and know them well your mind will often times remind you of a specific quote just at the right time and just for that situation. It is odd and I know it sounds crazy to some of you but I know for me and some others it is definitively fact! I choose to see it as a classic benefit of being in a “fit spiritual condition.”
Here are just a few of my favorites
1) The one who falls and gets up, is much stronger than the one who never fell.-City Bicycle Co.
2) Never underestimate a recovering addict, we fight for our lives everyday in ways that most people will never understand.-Unknown
3) I may not be what I want to be, I may not be what I could be, but thank God I am not what I used to be.-DR.Martin Luther King
4) It is never easy and it’s never over, and it’s a fight that will be renewed every morning but it is possible! - Unknown
5) Resentment is like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to die.-Carrie Fisher
6) When your opportunity comes the time for preparation is over.- Unknown
7) Although the world is full of suffering people it is also full of people overcoming it.- Helen Keller
8) I choose to live by choice not by chance. To make changes not excuses. To be motivated, not manipulated. To be useful, not used. To excel, not compete. I choose self-esteem, not self-pity. I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinion of others.- Miranda Marrott
9) Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.- JK. Rowling
10) Alone we don’t stand a chance, but together, we can change the world! - Marc McMahon
Those are just a couple of the quotes I keep handy in my recovery tool belt. Along with a positive attitude and an equal amount of love for myself as well as others. Quotes have been around for thousands of years and are going nowhere anytime soon. I think this is true for one simple reason.
It feels good to feel good, and feels better, to make others feel good!
If you need help battling through recovery, whether it's you or a loved one, schedule a free consultation to speak with one of our experts. You can also find advice here. Interested in more inspiration while going through this process? Check out Addiction and Recovery Quotes to push your motivation to the next level.
About The Author:
Marc McMahon is a 48 yr. old Author, speaker, and soldier against the disease of addiction. He resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Marc’s hobbies include writing, Mt. biking, hiking, and drinking copious amounts of coffee. Marc is also the proud father, of one very outstanding young man. As Marc always likes to say “Be blessed, my friends.”