It can be challenging to stay motivated to stay the course on the journey of recovery. Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep the faith. It will all be worth it in the end.
Sometimes, the right quotes or stories are all it takes to clarify an idea or get back on track after a bump in the recovery road. As an addiction recovery expert, I know inspirational quotes and stories will give addicts strength – especially when they are at their lowest. Those inspirational quotes and stories will help you make the right decisions when you contemplating major changes in your life.
If you’re sick and tired of being sick and tried to recover from your addiction, take a look at the quotes and stories below when you in a low mood.
1, Today is a new day. Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny! Let today be the day you stop being a victim of your circumstances and start taking action towards the life you want. You have the power and the time to shape your life. Break free from the poisonous victim mentality and embrace the truth of your greatness. You were not meant for a mundane or mediocre life!
2, Before I was ready to surrender, I had to be totally broken, with nowhere to turn, no one to manipulate and no other option than to look at myself and admit that without help I would most likely die. From that brokenness came the honesty, openness, and willingness to give recovery. Enjoy your day.
3, Addiction is like a fog that becomes a mist before the sunlight. That is my experience of my situation so I look forward to the sunshine of each day.
4, “What is addiction, really? It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress. It is a language that tells us about a plight that must be understood.” – Alice Miller
5, God does give us more than we can handle but He will never give you more than He can handle. Sometimes, God gives you more than you can handle so that you can realize you can’t handle it on your own! He gives it to you so that it would drive you to Him. Life knocks you down, and maybe God allows the storms to occur in your life so you can be brought to your knees and rely on Him. Our weaknesses remind us how strong God is.
6, God knows you’re tired. God knows it’s difficult for you. But, you must also know that God would never place you in a situation that you can’t handle. May God listen to all your prayers & bless everyone who’s reading this. Amen
7, Just wanted to share how proud of my self I am! I hurt my back pretty bad at work last week, was in so much pain I knew I just pulled something, but my sister kept insisting I got to the hospital! The first night I just took Tylenol for the pain! A then I just bared through it until it seemed to go away! But I didn’t take any pain pills, and I’m proud of my self for that! I’ve come along way in a year!!
8, There will be times, however, when we really feel like using. We want to run, and we feel lousy We need to be reminded of where we came from and that it will be worse this time. This is when we need the program the most. If we’re contemplating a relapse, we should think our using through to the bitter ends.
For many of us, those ends would include severe medical problems, imprisonment, or even death. How many of us have known people who relapsed after many years clean, only to die from their disease? But there is a death that accompanies a return to active addiction that may be worse than physical death. That is the spiritual death we experience when we are separated from our Higher Power. If we use, the spiritual relationship we have nurtured over the years will weaken and perhaps disappear. We will feel truly alone.
There is no doubt that we have periods of darkness in our recovery. There is only one way we can make it through those troubling times: with faith. If we believe that our Higher Power is with us, then we know that all will be well. No matter how badly we may feel in our recovery, a relapse is never the answer. Together, we find recovery. If we stay clean, the darkness will lift and we will find a deeper connection to our Higher Power.
9, When someone you use to get high with hits you up for your old dealer’s number and you can tell her you don’t have it and are genuinely happy you don’t that’s what recovery is all about!!
10, Faith and fear cannot exist together. Faith is believing in things unseen and fear is unbelief. At my bottom, I had no faith at all. My fears were so great that I was frozen. But God wants us to walk in faith, not in fear and as our faith in God increases, our fears subside and miracles occur.
11, No matter what the situation is, remind yourself “I have a choice”
12, You are stronger than you think.
13, “Be grateful. These feelings, no matter how painful, are part of living. Today, we are alive – not anesthetized, not sedated, not passed out. Take control of your feelings and through action, you can change. Today, as every day of sober living, we have a choice.” – Ann D. Clark, Women & Recovery: Sex, Sobriety & Stepping Up: Practical Suggestions for Quality Living in Recovery
14, Never Quit. If you stumble, get back up. What happened yesterday no longer matters. Today is another day to get on track and move closer to your dreams and goals. You can do it.
15, If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime. – Benjamin Alire Sáenz
16, The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
17, All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for. – Jon Kabat-Zinn
18, We honor ourselves when we speak out for recovery. We show the world that recovery matters because it brings hope and peace into the lives of individuals and their loved ones. – Beth Wilson
19, Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see a bird that had the blues?
One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is that they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.
So just for today be yourself and do what makes you happy it doesn’t matter what others think because we don’t hold the power to control them, but we do hold the power to our own true happiness. Have a fantastic day live, laugh and love.
20, This is me Today. No more Coke. No more drugs. No more Parties. No more cries. No more guilt. No more hating myself. I love Sobriety. Thankful to God for this blessing.
21, Spirituality in Recovery…… People may well become abstinent, even for long periods, but, without some kind of spiritual awakening, they will not discover and develop those qualities of character that will enable them to find the meaning behind inescapable suffering. If the relief offered by drugs and alcohol isn’t replaced by something far better and utterly reliable, then when suffering comes along, the abstinent addict or alcoholic will feel trapped and resentful. Working towards a spiritual awakening means putting what faith you have in the right place. KEEP THE FOCUS.
22, Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. – Robert Collier
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