Starting residential drug rehab is a huge step in the recovery process and if you are reading this, you are well aware of how true this statement is. From making the all-important decision to quit your drugs and alcohol abuse, to researching the best alcohol and drug treatment centers to picking up the phone and talking it out with an addiction specialist – you’ve worked through all the motions. However, it can sometimes be hard to stick with your resolve when you first enter residential drug rehab, so we compiled a list of inspirational quotes that will not only stoke the fire but keep it burning all through your recovery.
Your Past is Just a Story. Once You Realize This, It Has No Power Over You.
During any drug rehabilitation program, it’s commonplace for the past to come up when you’re sifting through what brought you to your addiction in the first place. Don’t be afraid of your story – it’s what made you into the person you are today.
Never Hope For It More Than You Work For It.
Like most things, dreaming is a wonderful thing in moderation. You know you want to live a life of sobriety and reach long-term recovery so stop hoping that it will happen and start doing what needs to be done to get there. It’s the only way you will see any real results.
Hardships Often Prepare Ordinary People For An Extraordinary Destiny.
If we all walked through life getting everything we wanted all the time – we’d likely be the most boring people. Sometimes life throws you a hardball, but it’s these problems and situations that help make us into dynamic and complex individuals.
Broken Crayons Still Color
Your addiction has pushed you to the ground, time and again. You have scars and wounds that may never heal, but that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve things in life that you really want to. Yes, you’re broken, but you have the ability to make amazing things happen.
It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done.
As you take that first footstep in your drug rehabilitation program, you will probably be freaking out. You may even think of all the reasons that this isn’t for you. That you’ve already crossed the line so far that there is no going back to a normal sober life. But friend, you are wrong. Everything always seems like you’ll never get through until you do. Then you take a deep breath and think, well that wasn’t so bad.
Courage Does Not Always Roar. Sometimes Courage is the Quiet Voice at the End of the Day Saying I Will Try Again Tomorrow.
It’s so easy to get carried away with your biggest goal; recovery. However, it’s important to keep in mind that even though you are a recovering addict, you are also a person. And people make mistakes. People are afraid. It’s all so very natural. So the next time you make a mistake, don’t be so hard on yourself. Just pick yourself up and try again.
Never Give Up on a Dream Just Because of the Time it Will Take to Accomplish it. The Time Will Pass Anyway.
Addiction sucked. But that was the easy part. Recovery is not impossible, but it does take work. Work that you have to be willing to do in order to reach long-term sobriety. You have the time, all you have to do is show up and always be ready to work.
Say Yes to New Adventures
Always, always, always say yes to those opportunities that will bring you that much closer to your recovery. Say yes to meetings, say yes to new healthy relationships, and say yes to those who want to help you reach long-term recovery. Recovery is an adventure.
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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.