Recovery and Addiction Quotes to Inspire Sobriety

Addiction is a difficult road to embark on, but recovery and sobriety is possible with the right motivation. With the right encouragement and support, you can take steps forward on your road to recovery. Quotes can be a powerful source of inspiration and motivation when it comes to conquering addiction and finding your sobriety.

Here is a collection of quotes collected from around the web to help you stay motivated as you journey towards a life of sobriety and recovery.

Quotes about Change 

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”—Barack Obama

“Things do not change; we change.”—Henry David Thoreau

“Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.”—Mandy Hale

Quotes from Famous Sobriety Stories
“Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you the test first and the lesson afterward.”—Oscar Wilde

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald

“It is not the wish for sobriety that will keep you sober, but rather the faith that you can stay sober no matter what.”—Lorde

Quotes from Business Leaders
“Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.”—John C. Maxwell

“Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.”—Jack Welch

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.”—John Quincy Adams

Quotes from Addiction Advocates 

“Recovery is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. Pace yourself, find your own rhythm, and stay the course.”—Anonymous

“The most important thing to remember is that you’re not alone and that you can find the strength and courage to start again, and to stay sober.”—Khloe Kardashian

“Recovery is a process, not a light switch going from on to off. It takes patience and support.”—Joe and Tonya Grantz

Quotes from Mental Health Professionals
“Addiction isn’t about how much you can take, it’s about how much you can leave behind.”—Nyki Mack

“Addiction isn’t only about drugs or alcohol, it’s about any behavior that allows you to escape from reality.”—Julie Fast

“Breaking addiction is a process that requires courage, strength, and a sense of hope.”—Dr. Phil

 Recovery is a difficult journey but there is hope and light at the end. With the help of inspiring quotes, you can find the courage and motivation to stay the course and break free from your addiction. Remember, it isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. Stay the course and stay focused. You can do this!