Strength In Addiction Recovery
Recovery requires a great deal of strength and effort. Even the smallest activities require a lot of energy. Challenges, fears, stresses and trauma are all part of the recovery experience and only strength in surrender can help you face and overcome them.
Inner strength is sometimes referred to as resiliency. Being able to maintain a sense of humor in the face of adversity, and knowing how to adapt strategies and techniques to fit your lifestyle are all characteristics of strength. Strength in recovery needs to come from within you. In order to remain drug-fre for the rest of your life, you’ll have to nurture it and help it grow.
You may already come across doubt and wondered: “Am I ready to quit? Am I strong enough to go through life?”
And the answer to this is: “You’ll have to try and find out”.
Addiction recovery requires a great deal of inner strength. Just like physical strength, psychological strength can also be built up with time. The purpose of these posters is to help you develop your inner strength. Do not let anything jeopardize your chance for a happy and sober life.
If you want to help and inspire others….please feel free to spread the word and share these quotes. Hopefully, they’ll also make a difference in the life of others who struggle with addiction or want to maintain their sobriety.
How to Use This Poster
1. Use these recovery quotes as armor against cravings.
Addiction carries vulnerability, both physical and psychological. Working on this vulnerability is not an easy thing. You will come across many challenges. One way you can use the quotes from this poster are as a weapon against cravings. Every time you feel that a craving overwhelms you, look on your wall – or on your desktop – and read the quote that has the biggest impact on you. Distracting your attention from the urge to use or drink again will help you remain in the safe zone.
2. Use the poster for raising conciseness.
A mind formerly under the influence of alcohol or drugs works a little bit differently. When your brain get used a drug, your cognitive processes become automatic. This means that each time a difficult situation occurs, your brain sends signals to you to repeat the same action over and over again.
So, another way you can use these quotes is to read them and repeat them out loud for several times in order to insert consciousness in the activities you do. With time, you’ll see how your consciousness grows stronger against the automatic impulses of addictive behaviors.
3.Use the recovery quotes for building cognitive awareness.
Building awareness is a process. If you were addicted for a long period do not be surprised if it takes more time for you to process the information you receive. In order to build a higher awareness about addiction and your life you need to remind yourself each day about the values of a sober life.
The quotes in these posters can help you there. Make several copies and put the around the walls of your house. They will serve as a great decoration element, and as a protection during hard times. When you want to raise your awareness, surround yourself with quotes that are meaningful and reflect wisdom.
Additional Sources of Posters and Quotes
Addiction Recovery Quotes For Strength
“Accept the challenges, so you may feel the exhilaration of victory.”
~George S. Patton~
“It is easier to live through someone else than to become complete yourself.”
“There is no man living who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.”
“It takes a habit to replace a habit.”
“Let everything you do be done as if it makes a difference.”
“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”
~Joseph Chilton Pearce~
“Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you.”
~Frank Tyger ~
“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”
“The key to why things change is the key to everything.”