Addicts on Addiction

Addicts on addiction is a topic that gives us profound insight into the condition. Here are some quotes about addiction from addicts themselves. I hope you enjoy their thoughts about the topic and can find some meaning in them for you. “I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly [...]

By | November 9th, 2015|Addiction, Blog, Inspirational Quotes, Living with an Addict|Comments Off on Addicts on Addiction

Achieving Self-control Through Recovery

Achieving self-control is one of the most significant tasks in addiction recovery. Active addiction took our ability to control ourselves in many ways. Compulsion and obsession--two key characteristics of addiction--exemplify a lack of self-control. In recovery we gradually reclaim the things we do have control over. We also learn what is not ours to control. [...]

By | November 5th, 2015|Blog, Healthy recovery, Inspirational Quotes, Recovery|Comments Off on Achieving Self-control Through Recovery

Our Choices and Consequences–Inspirational Quotes

Our choices and consequences are a big part of what we explore during recovery. We are challenged to review our past in terms of the choices we made and to find the results of those choices. This process helps us to understand the nature of addiction, but it also helps us to make healthier choices [...]

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Remembering Where You Come From

Remembering where you come from is a powerful antidote for denial. In recovery when we remember only the 'nice' parts of using substances, we can talk ourselves into using again. However, remembering the truth of our active addiction and all of its aspects helps us break through our denial. It also helps us stop and [...]

By | November 5th, 2015|Blog, Healthy recovery, Inspirational Quotes, Recovery, Relapse Prevention|Comments Off on Remembering Where You Come From

Loving Relationships and Recovery

Loving relationships can be foreign to us by the time we get to recovery. Addiction and its lifestyle have colored relationships and the concept of love for many of us. Here are some quotes about relationships for you to consider as you pursue your own recovery and evaluate your life. “When someone loves you, the [...]

By | October 31st, 2015|Codependecy, Inspirational Quotes, Recovery|Comments Off on Loving Relationships and Recovery

Being Strong–the Pursuit of Recovery

Being strong is often, in the end, not what we thought it was. For example, many people get to the emotional work of recovery with the mistaken belief that crying is a sign of weakness. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Our tears help us heal and to become stronger. Here are some other [...]

By | October 18th, 2015|Healthy recovery, Hitting Bottom, Inspirational Quotes, Overcoming Addiction, Recovery|Comments Off on Being Strong–the Pursuit of Recovery

Miracles of Recovery–Thoughts and Inspiration

Miracles of recovery happen everyday. In any 12 Step meeting you can hear people share about theirs. In the "Big Book"  of Alcoholics Anonymous you will find this statement made by Bill Wilson, one of the founders of that group:  Now about health:  A body badly burned by alcohol does not often recover overnight nor [...]

By | October 18th, 2015|12 Step Recovery, Inspirational Quotes, Overcoming Addiction, Recovery|Comments Off on Miracles of Recovery–Thoughts and Inspiration

Acting Despite Fear

Acting despite fear is the definition of courage.  Recovery presents many opportunities to practice courage. Fear is a common companion in active addiction and recovery.  It is an emotion that often stops us and keeps us from moving forward in our lives. We can take action and do the next right thing for ourselves even [...]

By | October 3rd, 2015|Healthy recovery, Inspirational Quotes, Recovery|Comments Off on Acting Despite Fear

Overcoming Helplessness–Inspirational Quotes

Overcoming helplessness is one of the biggest recurring obstacles we have in recovery. Helplessness is the sense of not being able to act in a way to effect positive change. That sense is common for addicts because addiction is so powerful and ruthless. Being powerless over addiction is real, but being helpless as a person [...]

By | October 3rd, 2015|Healthy recovery, Inspirational Quotes, Recovery|Comments Off on Overcoming Helplessness–Inspirational Quotes

Self-care–Inspirational Quotes

Self-care is important in recovery. Caring for ourselves covers a wide range of activities and needs. We have, for example, physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Learning to balance our lives with attention to our own needs is a good investment in ourselves, our health, our recovery and our families.  Here are some inspirational [...]

By | October 3rd, 2015|Healthy recovery, Inspirational Quotes, Recovery|Comments Off on Self-care–Inspirational Quotes