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50 Quotes for Treatment and Recovery

November 4, 2021
All Points North Lodge

In treatment and recovery, we have to look for opportunities to build recovery capital. If we actively work at investing in our recovery capital, we can create an anchor, a lifeline, to keep us connected to our "why." One of the ways we can keep recovery capital at the forefront of our minds is with a steady stream of inspiration. That's why we're sharing 50 quotes for treatment and recovery.

It's easy to feel jaded or skeptical reading someone else's grandiose statement, especially when we've seen it a thousand times. However, words hold immeasurable power. Whether you love reading or not, language shapes us all. Consider the lasting effect of words that found you in your lowest moments. How did they help you reframe and refocus? There could be another well-penned message that has the same potency, and might offer you something positive, even in a challenging or dark time.

Without further ado, here are 50 quotes for treatment and recovery.

50 Quotes for Treatment and Recovery

A woman walking through a dark tunnel towards the bright entrance.

Quotes About Recovery

"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.'" -- Sir Elton John

"Recovery is hard. Regret is harder." -- Brittany Burgunder

"The fact that you woke up this morning is proof that this day has already been predetermined in your favor." -- Russ Kyle

"Addiction denied is recovery delayed." -- Mokokoma Mokhonoana

"One of the hardest things was learning that I was worth recovery." -- Demi Lovato

"Recovery is all about using our power to change our beliefs that are based on faulty data" -- Kevin McCormick

"Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you." -- Aldous Huxley

"Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking of what we want to become. Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking about who we don't ever want to be again." -- Shane Niemeyer

"I understood, through rehab, things about creating characters. I understood that creating whole people means knowing where we come from, how we can make a mistake and how we overcome things to make ourselves stronger." -- Samuel L. Jackson

"We have been taught that freedom is the freedom to pursue our petty, trivial desires. Real freedom is freedom from our petty, trivial desires." -- Russell Brand

Someone jumps from cliff to cliff with a sunset over the ocean in the background.

Quotes About Perseverance and Challenges

"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there's something stronger — something better, pushing right back." -- Albert Camus

You can't defeat the darkness by keeping it caged inside of you." -- Seth Adam Smith

"Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning, anyone can start over and make a new ending." -- Chico Xavier

"Even in the midst of devastation, something within us always points the way to freedom." -- Sharon Salzberg

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." -- Henry Ford

"Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear." -- George Addair

"Just because something is familiar, doesn't mean it's safe. And just because something feels safe, doesn't mean it's good for you." -- Brittany Burgunder

"Don't let the past steal your present." -- Terri Guillemets

"I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'" -- Muhammad Ali

"Every worthy act is difficult. Ascent is always difficult. Descent is easy and often slippery." -- Mahatma Gandhi

Silhouette of a man who has just climbed a mountain with the sun high in a sky of white and blue.

Quotes About Strength

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." -- Alice Walker

"It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it." -- Lou Holtz

"One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn't fall apart." -- Linda Poindexter

"All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for." -- Jon Kabat-Zinn

"You can come out of the furnace of trouble two ways: if you let it consume you, you come out a cinder; but there is a kind of metal which refuses to be consumed, and comes out a star." -- Jean Church

"When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven't." -- Thomas Edison

"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you." -- Charlotte Whitton

"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies." -- Mother Teresa

"You must do the things you think you cannot do." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

"If things go wrong, don't go with them." -- Roger Babson

"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength." -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

A man at the top of a mountain looks toward the golden sunrise above the clouds.

Quotes About Hope

"We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken." -- John Green

"Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday." -- John Wayne

"Amazing how we can light tomorrow with today." -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." -- Arthur Ashe

"I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward." -- Charlotte Brontë

"It's going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure." -- Joseph Campbell

"It's never too late to be what you might have been." -- George Eliot

"Your best days are ahead of you. The movie starts when the guy gets sober and puts his life back together; it doesn't end there." -- Bucky Sinister

"Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient." -- Steve Maraboli

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." -- Robert Collier

Silhouette of a person standing on a mountain with rock formations surrounding her, arms outstretched during a pink and purple sunset.

Quotes About Victories and Purpose

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Rising from the ashes, I am born again, powerful, exultant, majestic through all the pain." -- Shannon Perry

"Sometimes you've just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you." -- Dr. Phil

"Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people." -- Mr. Rogers

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

"Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself." -- Theodore T. Hunger

"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right." -- Henry Ford

"Change your thoughts, change your life." -- Lao Tzu

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them – every day, begin the task anew." -- Saint Francis de Sales

The Importance of Inspiration

Treatment and recovery are tough, and while words won't erase the struggle, they can offer a spark of inspiration. From there, we can feed that spark, stoking it into a fire.

Even if all of these quotes don't 100% resonate with you, one quote that sticks with you can become your mantra. A mantra is a powerful tool because the more you repeat it, the more you internalize it, and eventually, you embody the words.

Hopefully, you've found some solace in these quotes. If you find yourself thinking back to them, remember that sometimes inspiration can be found in unlikely places. If we keep our focus on building recovery capital, we'll build it and strengthen the foundation of our recovery in the process.

If you need more support, we're here to help. You can reach one of our caring and compassionate representatives by phone at 855.235.9792 or via LiveChat to get started with the support you need.

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