Addiction Quotes | Inspirational Quotes for Men

addiction quotes for men

Sometimes an inspiring word is what you need to keep you focused and to keep you going. When you are struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, a powerful, empathetic word can lift you up and give you the focus you need to continue on your journey toward recovery. Inspirational addiction quotes for men going through addiction and wanting to heal can help you or your loved get and stay sober.

Words of Guidance and Encouragement

It only takes a few words, sometimes, to reignite your drive toward recovery. Take courage and follow your path to a fuller life.

“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis

“All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Quotes from People Who Have Been There

No one knows your challenges like someone who has been addicted and who has been through treatment.

“Getting sober was one of the three pivotal events in my life, along with becoming an actor and having a child. Of the three, finding my sobriety was the hardest.” – Robert Downey Jr., actor

“I’ve been sober for 18 years now. It wasn’t like you flick a switch, and you’re sober. It takes a while. You have to learn how to do everything all over again. There is life after addiction, and it’s really good. If I had known, I’d have stopped earlier.” – Joe Walsh, musician

“Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking of what we want to become. Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking about who we don’t ever want to be again.” – Shane Niemeyer, motivational speaker and author, formerly an overweight, homeless drug addict.

Words of Hope and Resilience

Resilience is the ability to cope with a crisis or stressful situation mentally and emotionally. Being resilient gives you hope for your future.

“Hope is a good thing, maybe even the best of things, and good things never die.” – Stephen King, author

“Every experience in your life is being orchestrated to teach you something you need to know to move forward.” – Brian Tracy, self-development author

“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” – Steve Maraboli, behavioral science academic, best-selling author, and speaker.

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quotes from Those Who’ve Succeeded Over Struggles

Sometimes, inspirational quotes come not from the world of addiction, but from people who’ve experienced other types of struggles and, more importantly, have overcome their challenges.

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford, inventor

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.” – Napoléon Bonaparte, French political and military leader

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela,  political leader, anti-apartheid revolutionary, and philanthropist.

Inspirational Quotes to Help You Believe in Yourself

You can overcome your addiction. Believe that you can do it, with a little help. The time to start is now.

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” – Mark Victor Hansen, founder and co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series.

Addiction and Mental Health Support for Men

At PACE Recovery, we optimize your recovery success with integrated treatment that will address both your addiction to drugs or alcohol and your mental health issues. We address your whole person, including your spiritual, medical, psychosocial, and relational facets.

The professionals at PACE understand the challenges you are facing during this period of isolation and uncertainty. We’re here to help. Our men’s-only programming has transformed hundreds of lives over the years, and we believe that you can recover. To learn more about our mental health and addiction services, contact our Admissions team.