Sometimes it helps to know that you’re not alone in your fight to stay sober. It’s a day-by-day struggle. These three sobriety quotes can help you ground yourself, regroup, and keep going.
Boxer Ed Latimore Chimes in on Two Years of Sobriety
Ed Latimore is a physics student and professional boxer. A few years ago, he was a heavy drinker. “The biggest thing I’ve taken away … is that I have a significant advantage in every area because I don’t drink.” He’s not just talking about athleticism.
Sure, not struggling with a hangover certainly helps in the gym. However, Latimore emphasizes that not drinking lets him work on pursuing his goals. He sleeps well and has the energy he needs. Also, he’s more perceptive because he doesn’t numb his senses.
Sobriety Quotes from Millennials
Generation Y bucks plenty of trends. Flare interviewed six female Millennials about their decisions to live sober. One, Ally, has been sober for two years. “I am able to connect with people and go to events with more intention than I used to,” she says.
Intentionality in actions and relationships now enriches her life. She explains that she enjoys what she does now. She doesn’t feel like she’s lost a part of her life but instead gained something. Ally also now feels comfortable telling people that she doesn’t drink.
Cracked Writer John Cheese Offers a Cautionary Tale
While keeping you engaged with humorous sobriety quotes, there’s plenty of substance in John Cheese’s musings. “You’re that guy the movies make fun of,” he says. “The one in the corner of a party, playing acoustic guitar for girls, thinking he’s super cool.” His point makes sense.
You don’t necessarily realize how you act and affect others while drinking. Cheese also explains that some people are afraid of what to do with their sober time. His advice is to fill the holes with healthy activities, including cleaning and cooking.
How to Overcome an Addiction
The sobriety quotes above were from people who’ve made it through the stages of addiction. They quit. They stopped using and now fight daily to remain sober. But how can you get there?
The answer is rehab. There are a number of programs that can accommodate your needs. Examples include:
- Drug counseling that offers a variety of therapy methods so you can find out what works best for you
- Extended care for residential treatment participants who need a little extra time to heal
- PHP drug rehab that lets you spend the day at the center and return home at night
- Intensive outpatient program that provides a part-time approach to rehab for qualifying participants
- Aftercare that ensures that your transition to independent living is going well
Because one approach doesn’t work for everyone in need of healing, therapists help customize your treatment path. At Crestview Recovery, addiction specialists want to help you along your path to recovery. Call 866-262-0531 today to connect with them.