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Top 10 Quotes for Sober Motivation

As Florida’s leading addiction treatment facility, the staff at Compass Detox are incredibly familiar with how much hard work and conviction it takes to work through an addiction and come out solidly on the path to long term sobriety. Indeed, the sober community has deep foundations that consist of motivation and inspiration. It means a lot to know that you’re not alone in your battle against addiction. And there are definitely moments in your battle that words of encouragement and motivation make all the difference in the world. 

Through our years of helping those addicted to drugs and alcohol, we’ve come across some outstanding words of inspiration for the battle against addiction. During this time of uncertainty and blown up sober routines especially, these words might be your saving grace. We’ve compiled our top 10 favorite quotes to draw strength from here. Hopefully you’ll find some inspiration within these words. And if you’re feeling like you’re drowning within your addiction, we are here. Simply call 800.26.DETOX and we’ll help you get back to the surface!

10.) Only dead fish go with the flow. – Unknown

9.) Do not quit when you are tired; quit when you are done. – Unknown

8.) The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow. – Unknown

7.) I never dreamed about success, I worked for it. – Estee Lauder

6.) When your past calls, don’t answer. It has nothing new to say. – Lionel Richie

5.) The motivation comes from within. No one can hand it to you, but no one can take it away either. – Unknown

4.) I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it. – Arthur Williams, Jr.

3.) At any given moment you have the power to say that this is not how the story is going to  end. – Christine Mason Miller

2.) Healing doesn’t mean that the damage no longer exists. It means that the damage no longer controls our lives. – Akshay Dubey

1.) Courage isn’t having the strength to go on. It’s going on even when you don’t have the strength. – Napoleon Bonaparte

Brooks V.
Brooks V.
Brooks has been a freelance journalist for the better part of two decades, as well as spending a decade as a crisis intervention counselor. Through his own work and researching the work of others throughout the many facets of the detox, crisis intervention, and mental health worlds he has been able to tell the stories of those worlds in an effort to help addicts and those with mental illnesses understand and navigate them.