Sometimes when you are recovering from drug abuse, all you need to hear is just one person say “You got this.” The trouble is, as you enter this new stage in your life you might look around to see that you don’t have as many friends or intimate relationships as you did before you chose this road to recovery. It’s on these days when it feels like no one is on your side that you’ve got to step up and be that person for yourself. It’s hard at first but, it gets easier. Here are five quotes to remind you not to be so hard on yourself and to carry on even when you feel like giving up.
Don’t wait until you reach your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take.
It’s easy to get carried away with your end goal of reaching long-term recovery from drug addiction abuse. Try to think of your recovery from drugs and alcohol as less of an “end goal” and more of a continuous journey of growth. Stop to smell the flowers and celebrate small victories.
Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.
Easier said than done, right? Recovery doesn’t just happen overnight. Emotionally, physically, and psychologically there is a lot of work involved. Some days you are going to feel amazing and optimistic but others not so much. Just remember that it’s okay not to feel okay – as long as you don’t give up.
What is not started will never get finished.
What you don’t start today will never be finished tomorrow. Though it can be tough, it’s important to be open to experiencing new things and exploring new feelings during your recovery.
History, despite its wrenching pain cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
There is little you can do to change the things that you’ve done and the people you may have hurt in the past. One thing you can do, however, is face those things and your addiction head on to figure out the why behind your decisions. Allow yourself to be vulnerable, observe your choices, and make it your goal to find a way not to go down the same path again.
The moment you’re ready to quit is usually the moment right before the miracle happens.
Recovering from drug abuse can be a very unpredictable but this is exactly why you need to keep holding on. Embrace the unpredictability.
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