43 Quotes About Overcoming Drug Addiction


There is much to know about an individual that suffers from addiction. Watching a loved one struggle to manage their addiction can be overwhelming. These quotes about overcoming drug addiction will offer you hope and encouragement.

“A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.”

“A man’s true state of power and riches is to be in himself.”

“A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit.”

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”

“Believe more deeply. Hold your face up to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.”

“Convictions are the mainsprings of action, the driving powers of life. What a man lives are his convictions.”

“Do not think that what your thoughts dwell on does not matter. Your thoughts are making you.”

“Do not wait for your ship to come in – swim out to it.”

“Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.”

“Drink does not drown care, but waters it, and makes it grow faster.”

“Drugs are merely the most obvious form of addiction in our society. Drug addiction is one of the things that undermines traditional values.”

“Each of us is great insofar as we perceive and act on the infinite possibilities which lie undiscovered and unrecognized about us.”

“Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.”

“Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.”

“Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.”

“Expect the dawn of a new beginning in the dark nights of life.”

“Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.”

“Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.”

“For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.”

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.”

“God has defeated Satan through the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

“God’s purpose gives life meaning.”

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew.”

“He will transform you into His likeness. You do the beholding–He does the transforming.”

“Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.”

“If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.”

“If your life is empty, fill it with Christ.”

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

“It is easy to get a thousand prescriptions but hard to get one single remedy.”

“Knowing the truth concerning the deep workings of the evil spirit helps the individual not only to overcome sins but to eliminate unnecessary afflictions as well.”

“Never frown because you never know who might be falling in love with your smile.”

“No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara ever turned light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.”

“No man or woman is uniformly successful… we must all expect a rather high percentage of failure in the things we attempt.”

“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”

“Nothing paralyzes our lives like the attitude that things can never change. We need to remind ourselves that God can change things.”

“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.”

“Temptation may even be a blessing to a man when it reveals to him his weakness and drives him to the almighty Savior. …With every temptation there will be a way of escape.”

“The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”

“The proof of a well-trained mind is that it rejoices in which is good and grieves at the opposite.”

“Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”

“When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.”

“When we pray for the Spirit’s help… we will simply fall down at the Lord’s feet in our weakness. There we will find the victory and power that comes from His love.”

One thing to remember when faced with addiction is that there is no shame for admitting the truth.

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