37 Quotes About Quitting Drinking

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Drinking and alcoholism effects your life and those around you no matter your intention. Finding a way to safely and permanent quit drinking is an objective of many. Here are some encouraging quotes about quitting drinking that may help you to take that first step.

“Addiction is a family disease. One person may use but the whole family suffers.”

“Addiction is the only prison where the locks are on the inside.”

“After I quit drinking, I realized I am the same asshole I always was; I just have fewer dents in my car.”

“Alcohol is a perfect solvent; it dissolves marriages, families and careers.”

“Alcohol is not the answer. It just makes you forget the question.”

“Alcoholism is an incurable disease. You will have it for life. Just like you can’t turn a pickle back into a cucumber, you can’t turn an alcoholic back into a normal drinker.”

“Alcoholism isn’t a spectator sport. Eventually the whole family gets to play.”

“Be grateful for your seat in the rooms. Some people will die because they never sat in one.”

“Did you ever drink so much of a certain type of alcohol that you get so sick that you can never drink the same kind again ? I’ve decided that’s how I’m going to quit drinking. One-at-a-time.”

“Every recovery from alcoholism began with one sober hour.”

“I can’t say the connection is one I’ve made consciously, but quitting drinking allowed me to be less selfish. My wife would definitely say that one of the major benefits of me quitting drinking is that I have more time and focus for other people.”

“I cleaned up. I quit drinking, I quit doing drugs, I quit stealing, I quit breaking into houses, I tried to quit being a bad human being. I developed a conscience later in life than many. I call it the lost-time-regained dynamic.”

“I didn’t quit drinking because I was a bad drunk. I quit because I was a spectacular drunk. It got to be like a video game, where you get to the highest level and it’s not even a challenge any more.”

“I hate when your friends quit drinking on you, don’t you? It’s sad. I’ve lost more friends to AA than Liberace did to the virus. It’s sad to see ’em go.”

“I quit drinking to save my life…and when I did, I found my soul.”

“I quit drinking, so I can think clear. When you have chop trouble, drinking doesn’t help the healing process.”

“I quit drinking. That was a big problem for a lot of years. Then after that, I just started feeling grateful again.”

“I think it just has to do with getting older and getting better at what it was I was doing, and that I could take something small and kind of take my time with it. I think actually what that has to do with is I quit drinking.”

“I think when you’re drinking you don’t have the clarity to think about things. It’s not easy to talk about obviously but I think quitting drinking was one of the most important decisions I’ve ever made for myself.”

“I was forever waiting for my life to get better so I could quit drinking. What I didn’t realize was that if I quit drinking, life would get better.”

“I would rather go through life sober, believing I am an alcoholic, than go through life drunk, trying to convince myself that I am not.”

“If one is never enough…have none.”

“If you are not moving away from a drink, then you are moving closer to it.”

“If you don’t need to quit drinking, you shouldn’t quit drinking. I used to really love to drink, and especially living in London, it’s just built for drinking…”

“If you want something you never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.”

“Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.”

“Recovery is scary but so is remaining exactly the same.”

“Sobriety is a journey, not a destination.”

“The first step of change is to become aware of your own bullshit.”

“The goal isn’t to be sober. The goal is to love yourself so much that you don’t need to drink.”

“The only thing worse for smoking than drinking is quitting drinking. Because then it’s the only thing you can do.”

“The writing is clean. I really wouldn’t have changed a word. Most of it is true, too, except that the hero quits drinking and the girl grows up. On the last page, the couple gets married, which is a nice way for a love story to end.”

“They asked me why I don’t quit drinking, I told ’em I’m not a quitter.”

“Wanna find out who your true friends are? Get sober.”

“Well from a personal perspective, quitting drinking is a decision I felt good about.”

“When you stop drinking, you have to deal with this marvelous personality that started you drinking in the first place.”

There are many changes you can expect to go through when you quit drinking. Being prepared ahead of time will help to ease your suffering.