61 Quotes about Self-love Recovery and Proud Sobriety (With Images)

Motivational quotes are one of the greatest ways of inspiring us to continue the fight against the disease of addiction. A glance at a well-phrased truth can propel us forward after keeping us from falling. Here is a list of 61 inspirational quotes to help do that.

Developing an attitude of gratitude is one of the main effects of becoming sober.

We lost too much while we were drinking. We battled against those we loved and now our recovery helps prevent a recurrence.

In the days of our drinking, we could not see the better person inside us and came to believe we were worthless. That is a view we need to change.

We are encouraged to neither regret the past, nor shut the door on it. We must remember but move on.

The positive changes that arise when we conquer alcohol addiction show how much better life can be.

We need to transcend the negative consequences of our substance abuse and learn how to shape a better person.

Addiction treatment is about rising from where we were and constantly reaching for higher.

It is humbling to admit mistakes, but they are the things that drive us in the right direction.

When we have a substance abuse disorder, we lose ourselves in the people we seem to be. It is not us.

Unfortunately, alcohol does not experience the inverse Lima syndrome and care for us.

Self-love is not a feature of alcohol and drug abuse. Part of the real work in sobriety is learning to love ourselves.

One of the hardest things for an alcoholic is reclaiming the power they have. This is what the first step does.

This is what defines the recovery journey. The biggest fear is not failure, but not pushing back against failure.

Everything stems from who we are which is why the process of recovery improves us as human beings.

The best thing we can do is try otherwise nothing will change.

That we are of good character is the most important thing that we can gain from any treatment options.

As the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous says, “We are not saints. The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines.” In this way we catch excellence.

This is the wonderful thing about the recovery process. It creates and redefines our futures.

Sobriety is, without doubt, the path to long-time happiness.

The effect that ending alcohol abuse has and the changes at a personal level are immeasurable.

This is the truth of a sober journey. We get to define how the story ends.

If we do not forget our past mistakes we allow ourselves to remember who we don’t want to become again.

We need to befriend ourselves. Despite our efforts, this can be hard work.

Our personal experience contains a plethora of possibilities. We need to choose the right path.

If we have a solid foundation, then we will choose the right reaction.

It really is this simple and this hard. Are we willing to receive it and make a fresh start? The choice is ours.

You only need to go one day at a time for the rest of your life.

The worst part for many is the regret we feel, but freedom from alcohol abuse is rising from rock bottom.

For a long time, a lot of people drank because they hated themselves. Loving who we become is key to changing that.

Recovery is an ongoing process that can be hard at times, but the end result is beyond imagining.

This is a beautiful truth – we define ourselves.

In the end, the power of choice is what defines us.

A better life follows from our actions. It is a consequence.

Even on our worst days, this is a truth that we can reject but not escape.

Self-neglect is often a consequence of an absence of self-love.

Our future is uncharted, but we hold the maps to find the right course.

We disappear entirely as our addictions worsen and become incapable of self-love because all we can love is the substance we abuse.

The recovering addict cannot stay sober without changes at a deeply personal level.

The best thing about a sober life is that it is a good life.

On a daily basis, sobriety is everything.

It is very important to be your own best friend.

Our abilities can separate us. Our choice to defy our alcohol problem unites us.

The worst day of sobriety exceeds the best days of drinking.

We must not emerge, exhausted and devastated. We need to rise strong, as victors over this mental health disorder.

These are just a few of the major changes that sobriety brings.

The beautiful truth about treatment programs is that we can get to establish good relationships with our family members again.

The alcoholic is far from the only person affected by their drinking. Alcoholism is a family disease and the family needs to heal too.

At the end of the day, we need to accept that we are the only person who can be responsible for our happiness.

Every single day of drinking we numbed our pain and hurt those we professed to love.

The good news is hangovers become a thing of the past. Isn’t that glorious?

Remember that every single day we are sober, we are sober by choice.

Our compulsive behavior when drinking kept us apart from others.

Nobody moves on without making a choice.

We need to alter our belief systems to include faith in what we can achieve.

When we stop drinking, we take the helm in control of our future.

There can never be any doubt that an alcohol-free life is the best thing we can do.

The same author said the ability to change ourselves was the only revolution that we should engage in.

The author of the serenity prayer defines the benefit of serenity.

The most important role for our spirits is to determine our view of whether we can achieve

When we become sober, for the first time in a very long time, life becomes worthwhile.

The real work going forward is dealing with challenges in a way that we avoided while drinking.