It is in moments of personal tribulation that recovery can seem almost impossible. At The Sanctuary Recovery Foundation, we understand that overcoming addiction is a complicated, multi-step process. With this in mind, words of positive encouragement are often most helpful. We hope these 7 motivational quotes for staying sober can help to stay focused and positive on the road to recovery.
“Everyday men, women, and adolescents take their first steps on this journey. Dramatic changes do happen.” – Joe Herzanek
One thing to remember: you aren’t alone. Neighbors, friends, and even other family members have likely struggled with some form of addiction. Realizing that your struggle is shared by others can be a powerful tool for motivation and commitment.
“The hopeful part about that is when you do have that help, you will feel better. It still doesn’t make this easy…but you can make better decisions.” – David Sheff
While your struggle might be shared—that doesn’t always make it easier on a personal level. When starting off on the path to recovery, keeping the challenges ahead in perspective is critical. The most important thing is to focus on individual choices, one day at a time.
“We must learn to be still in order to navigate the fertile soil awaiting us.” – Holli Kenley
The one universal thing about recovery? It requires introspection. Taking stock of yourself, your anxieties, and your hopes & dreams are all fundamental steps toward sober living.
“Baby steps are key–baby steps, and lots and lots of praise.” – Erica Spiegelman
When we are eager to grow personally, it can be tempting to get overwhelmed by the recovery process. But by reframing our thinking into a “baby-step” mentality, we can put things into a more attainable view as we work to get and stay sober.
Relax. Breathe. It takes time, but there is a great joy to be had in moments of every day…” – Lisa Frederiksen
The best part about baby steps? They open us up to the everyday. Taking in each and every moment can bring about a new appreciation for life and staying sober. Celebrate your own growth.
Don’t let the past steal your present.” – Terri Guillemets
Even far along in recovery, our regrets can pile up, blinding us with a wish to change what has already happened. This is a waste of precious energy. Instead, we must devote ourselves each day to our newly sober future.
“We honor ourselves when we speak out for recovery. We show the world that recovery matters because it brings hope and peace…” – Beth Wilson
Even after considerable progress is made towards healthy living, the journey doesn’t end. No matter what stage of recovery we’re in, we can always serve as advocates and supporters of those attempting to make personal changes. Strive to build a network of allies for growth.
Help On The Road To Recovery
We hope these motivational quotes for staying sober have inspired you. If you are struggling to stay clean and sober, a sober living environment may be right for you. The Sanctuary Recovery Foundation offers men’s sober living residences in the beautiful coastal region of Charleston, SC. We would love to talk to you about how we can help.