Being in recovery from alcohol addiction is not always easy and it takes a lot to maintain sobriety. When you complete your alcohol addiction treatment at The Discovery House, you will be equipped with the tools you need to maintain a strong recovery as well as a multitude of relapse prevention resources, tools, and exercises. Sometimes it will be tough to navigate, other times you will simply need a voice of reason. In honor of Alcoholism Awareness Month, we put together these five quotes to keep in mind throughout your recovery.
5 Epic Quotes for a Strong Recovery From Alcohol Addiction
Life has a funny way of working out just when you start to believe it never will.
When you’re in recovery from alcohol addiction, you may feel like giving up – a lot. Even though you’re in treatment and you think you are doing a good job figuring out your ‘why’, some days you just want to pack it in and walk away. Feeling like this is normal but it’s important not to give in to that negative voice in your head telling you to quit. Keep holding on, things will work themselves out. It’s all a part of the recovery process.
“Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that you are.” – Mindy Hale
For those recovering from drug addiction or alcohol addiction, the phrase ‘just be yourself’ can be a little confusing. You might think, “isn’t ‘being myself’ what got me here in the first place?’ and the answer to that is, no. When you were drinking or using, you may have hurt a lot of people you care about or made some bad choices but you have got to understand that you are not your addiction.
Recovery is about progression, not perfection.
There really is no such thing as a perfect person or a perfect recovery. Life, in general, is about progression and keeping your focus on that throughout your alcohol and drug addiction recovery will help you create a life that is free from substance addiction. That sounds pretty perfect to us!
If it’s still in your mind, it is worth taking the risk.
If you are constantly thinking about your life and what it will look like when you are done with your alcohol addiction program, this is good news. It means that your recovery is always at the front of your mind and is innately a part of everything that you accomplish. Risk comes into play when you think about being vulnerable and addressing deep issues but it’s a risk that is always worth it in the end.
Although difficult, change is always possible. What holds us back from making the changes we desire, are our own limiting thoughts and actions.
Sometimes, it can feel as though the whole world (heck, the universe) is against us, especially in early recovery. It’s an understandable train of thought but it’s really not that productive where your recovery and well-being is concerned. While drugs and alcohol abuse have an effect on your brain activity – and thus your thoughts – in some circumstances, our own thoughts and actions that are what is holding us back from the things we really want to accomplish. It’s important to remember that although it is going to be difficult and uncomfortable, change is what will save you.