Quotes On Addiction

Addiction is not an easy battle.  Each day is a struggle with temptation.  But everyone is capable of living free of drug and alcohol addiction.

While it remains an uphill battle, taking steps in the right direction to conquer addiction is the first step to recovery.  If you or someone you know struggles with addiction, know that you are not alone!

Sometimes addiction can feel like a very lonely road.  Many people have been affected by drug use and addiction includes those we look up to the most, like celebrities.

The following quotes on addiction will help you realize that many people suffer with addiction and are on the road to recovery.


Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail

Ralph Waldo Emerson

quotes on addiction

Every worthy act is difficult. Ascent is always difficult. Descent is easy and often slippery

Mahatma Gandi


It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure

Joseph Campbell


Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out

Robert Collier


If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime

Benjamin Alire Saenz


Fall seven times, stand up eight

Japanese Proverb


Every strike brings me closer to the next home run

Babe Ruth


Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving

Albert Einstein


Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell

Carrie Fisher

quotes on addiction

It is 10 years since I used drugs or alcohol and my life has improved immeasurably. I have a job, a house, a cat, good friendships and, generally, a bright outlook… The price of this is constant vigilance because the disease of addiction is not rational

Russell Brand


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

Jamie Lee Curtis


Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny

C.S. Lewis


I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination

Jimmy Dean


Don’t let the past steal your present

Terri Guillemets


Every experience in your life is being orchestrated to teach you something you need to know to move forward

Brian Tracy


If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking



It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward



A lot of people think that addiction is a choice. A lot of people think it’s a matter of will. That has not been my experience. I don’t find it to have anything to do with strength

Matthew Perry


Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life

J.K. Rowling


The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one

Elbert Hubbard

quotes on addiction

You just have to take it one day at a time. Some days are easier than others and some days you forget about drinking and using, but for me, I work on my physical health, which is important, but my mental health as well

Demi Lovato


One of the hardest things was learning that I was worth recovery

Demi Lovato


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


The initial journey towards sobriety is a delicate balance between insight into one’s desire for escape and abstinence from one’s addiction

Debra L. Kaplan


Nobody stays recovered unless the life they have created is more rewarding and satisfying than the one they left behind

Anne Fletcher


Addiction is an adaptation. It’s not you–it’s the cage you live in

Johann Hari


Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem

Kurt Cobain


Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit

Vince Lombardi


Works Cited


101 Inspiring Recovery Quotes About Addiction (landmarkrecovery.com)


50 Best Drug Addiction Quotes and Sayings of All Time – Master Center for Addiction Medicine



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