Substance Abuse Disorder Quotes

It always seems impossible until it's done.
“It always seems impossible until it's done.”
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
“Believe you can and you're halfway there.”
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.”
Fall seven times and stand up eight.
“Fall seven times and stand up eight.”
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”
Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.
“Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.”
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.
“Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.”
Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.
“Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.”
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I'm possible!"
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I'm possible!"”
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
“Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.”
Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”
The world breaks everyone, and afterwards many are strong at the broken places.
“The world breaks everyone, and afterwards many are strong at the broken places.”
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.”
The best way out is always through.
“The best way out is always through.”
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.”
If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.
“If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”
Our epidemics of depression, anxiety and addiction are signals. They are telling us something is going terribly wrong with how we live.
“Our epidemics of depression, anxiety and addiction are signals. They are telling us something is going terribly wrong with how we live.”
Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.
“Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.”
One of the hardest things was learning that I was worth recovery.
“One of the hardest things was learning that I was worth recovery.”
There are all kinds of addicts, I guess. We all have pain. And we all look for ways to make the pain go away.
“There are all kinds of addicts, I guess. We all have pain. And we all look for ways to make the pain go away.”
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
“You must do the things you think you cannot do.”
I was one of those guys who was always thinking about the past, or about the future but never the here. I was never really here. But now I love being in the present because I have so much to be grateful for in the present.
“I was one of those guys who was always thinking about the past, or about the future but never the here. I was never really here. But now I love being in the present because I have so much to be grateful for in the present.”
If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.
“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.”
One step at a time. One day at a time. One hour at a time.
“One step at a time. One day at a time. One hour at a time.”
Focus on where you want to go, not where you currently are.
“Focus on where you want to go, not where you currently are.”
It's not the drugs that make a drug addict. It's the need to escape reality.
“It's not the drugs that make a drug addict. It's the need to escape reality.”
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
Recovery is hard. Regret is harder.
“Recovery is hard. Regret is harder.”
An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.
“An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.”
Where there is life there is hope.
“Where there is life there is hope.”
Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends it but also the father who wipes away the tears.
“Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends it but also the father who wipes away the tears.”
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.”
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.”
The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you've done.
“The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you've done.”
Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
“If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.”
Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right.
“Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right.”
We don't choose to be addicted; what we choose to do is deny our pain.
“We don't choose to be addicted; what we choose to do is deny our pain.”
Addiction is the only prison where the locks are on the inside.
“Addiction is the only prison where the locks are on the inside.”
Sometimes you can only find heaven by slowly backing away from hell.
“Sometimes you can only find heaven by slowly backing away from hell.”
If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.
“If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.”
Heal the heart, don't hide the pain.
“Heal the heart, don't hide the pain.”
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.
“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.”