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5 Quotes for Cultivating Self Love in Drug Addiction Recovery

Valentine’s Day is one of the hardest holidays to ignore and for those in alcohol or drug addiction recovery the proverbial day of love can bring up a lot of mixed feelings. Instead of stressing out over what to wear, where to eat, and who with, give some good old self love a try. The relationship that you have with yourself is the most important, especially throughout your recovery. We hope these quotes help to remind you of that and inspire you to treat yourself with love and compassion this Valentine’s Day.

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You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. – Buddha

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Buddha.


Darling, don’t forget to fall in love with yourself first.

The relationship that you will get so much more out of, is the one you have with yourself. When you lead your days with the self love and respect you deserve, everything else will fall into place. And trust us, that kind of love is magnetic. Fall in love with the awesomeness that is you before you begin to search for someone who will do the same.

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You demonstrate love by giving it unconditionally to yourself and as you do, you attract other into your life who are able to love you without conditions.

With any relationship, romantic or otherwise, surrounding yourself with people who will love you no matter what happens is the best practice. This is especially true for people who have struggled with drugs and alcohol abuse since it isn’t uncommon for them to have done some not so great stuff in their past to both themselves and others around them.

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Make yourself a priority. At the end of the day, you are your longest commitment.

Along with your alcohol or drug addiction recovery, you are your longest commitment. Treat your whole self with love.

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Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.

This one is one of our favorites. It’s so easy for us to immediately jump to negative thoughts when we are thinking or talking about ourselves. After all we are our own worst critics. Pretend for one minute that you are talking to your best friend or someone that you care deeply for. You would probably never say half the things to them that you do to yourself. Give yourself a break and try being a little nicer every day.

What are some quotes or images that have been helpful for you while in alcohol and drug treatment? Share with us in the comments below or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction, call us today at 1 (855) 203-7930 and the treatment specialists at The Discovery House will help you to begin your path to long-term recovery and sobriety.

About the Reviewer: Chris Barnes

Chris BarnesChristopher Barnes has worked in health care for over thirty years. He is a graduate of Alabama State University where he earned a double Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work and Psychology in 1982. Christopher Barnes is currently the Director of Clinical services at The Discovery House where he has been employed for the past five years. Because of his extensive experience in health care & substance abuse he has an excellent rapport with constituents, clients, and other professional organizations in the counseling/social service community.

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    I think this is a great site. As a parent and growing up with drugs witch has been there from the day of time. There are always what we call free radicals. I think it’s pretty sad that you cannot bring religion into anything anymore these days that’s actually what kept me together for all my life. There is always been some kind of drug epidemic. I really do appreciate places like this but it angers me that you don’t know the true identity of the background of drugs. I think people don’t understand is how much money is being made from the drugs and why you open your doors the money is rolling in but then again everybody needs stepping stone to move ahead. How many mixed feelings but I also know that you’re there to help so my thanks goes out to you

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      The Discovery House says:

      Hi Eddie,

      Thank you so much for reading and for your support. It’s true, there really could be so much more information available and that is the premise behind our blog. It’s so important to us to have an educational and inspirational hub where people, such as yourself, can come to stay informed. We really appreciate your feedback and we will keep it in mind for future blog posts.

      Thanks again!

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