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60 Drug Addicts Quotes for Recovery & Daily Strength

Thousands of people struggle with drug addiction and it has resulted in people going to prison, living on the streets, and a lucky few that decided to get help from rehab centers. Drug addiction quotes warn against the dangers of excessive use of drugs. Some authors talk about their life experiences with drugs; how drugs changed & ruined their lives, how they decided enough was enough and decided to book themselves into rehab. Read God’s quotes, helping others’ quotes on the site.

We have collected quotes about drugs that we believe will be of great inspiration in one’s journey of recovery. These quotes will give you the encouragement you need to see the dangers of drug addiction and the importance of quitting while you still can. You can also check some good luck quotes and prayers for encouragement to help you through your recovery journey.  Please also check out inspirational quotes for alcoholics for inspiration. 

Drug Addicted Parents Quotes

Parents are the pillars that hold families together. Now, what happens if one or both parents are drug addicts. Children are robbed of the love and stability they deserve from their parents. However, that situation can be changed.

Below are drug addiction quotes that show that drug addicted parents are not permanent. The situation can be changed through determination and hard work

  1. “Drug addiction destroys lives, tears apart families and harms society.” – Unknown
  2. “Even when I took the drugs I realized that this just wasn’t fun anymore. The drugs had become a part of my routine. Something to wake me up. Something to help me sleep. Something to calm my nerves. There was a time when I was able to wake up, go to sleep, and have fun without a pill or a line to help me function. These days it felt like I might have a nervous breakdown if I didn’t have them.” – Cherie Currie
  3.  “I get strength from addiction from my baby boy. His birth locked in my recovery. I know you’re not supposed to say this but I don’t care, I will never, could never, use again. I don’t care how bad my cravings get, my love for him is is 10 000 times of a better feeling than any high could ever feel. But of course, my higher power made all this possible. The hard work in recovery changed my life.” – Myia B

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  1.  “My children help me through my struggles with addiction because I want them to have a better life than I had. That always keeps me strong.” – Shawn F
  2. “My child has no idea how hard for it is for me to constantly wage war against an invisible enemy – a disease in what feels like a war against him. He has no idea the toll it takes, hating the addict and loving the son.” – Sandy Swenson
  3.  “Someone once told me, ‘I heard you finally got rid of your addiction.’ I smiled and said, ‘No, addiction doesn’t work like that. Once you have it, you will always have it. I just choose not to feed it.”– Anonymous

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  1. “I guess the worst day I have had was when I had to stand up in rehab in front of my wife and daughter and say, ‘Hi, my name is Sam, and I am an addict.” — Samuel J. Jackson
  2. “Cocaine for me was a place to hide. Most people get hyper on coke. It slowed me down. Sometimes it made me paranoid and impotent, but mostly it just made me withdrawn.” ― Robin Williams
  3. “The fact that in two months I will have three years with no relapse keeps me strong. To start it over again, I can’t do it I’d rather die.” – Sandy H

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Drug Addict Boyfriend Quotes

I can imagine how hard it is to deal with a boyfriend battling with drug addiction. The emotional trauma and sometimes physical abuse you have to endure as a girlfriend while trying to keep your relationship intact.

Hopefully, these quotes will comfort you and give you an idea of whether to help your boyfriend through the rehab process or leave him and let him deal with the addiction on his own.

  1.  “Every habit he’s ever had is still there in his body, lying dormant like flowers in the desert. Given the right conditions, all his old addictions would burst into full and luxuriant bloom.” ― Margaret Atwood
  2. “I brought you into my life. Absorbed your poison and called it love.” – K.S
  3. “I see that you are drowning. But I have to walk away. If I jump in to save you, You’ll pull me down to stay. When you see me turn around, don’t think that I don’t care. You can’t see all the tears through all your gasps for air.” – Anonymous

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  1.  “Loving an addict is a very lonely place to be. You continue to care about them while they prove more and more how little they care for you and how much more their addiction truly means to them. Eventually you have to save yourself and walk away leaving them to deal with their own poison.” – Anonymous
  2. “Being a drug addict isn’t nearly as bad as being sober and loving a drug addict. Nothing will screw you up more than being associated with a drug. You can’t save them but they sure as hell destroy you – and they will.” – Anonymous

Drug Addiction Recovery Quotes

Help yourself with the following list of inspirational quotes for drug addicts. Reading these quotes from former addicts will give you encouragement and strength while going through your recovery journey. These quotes will give you the willpower to stand by your decision of sobriety.

  1.  “Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country. Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users.” – Ralph Nader
  2. “The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope.” – Russel Brand
  3. “I understood, through rehab, things about creating characters. I understood that creating whole people means knowing where we come from, how we can make a mistake and how we overcome things to make ourselves stronger.” – Samuel L. Jackson

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  1.  “Your best days are ahead of you. The movie starts when the guy gets sober and puts his life back together; it doesn’t end there.” – Bucky Sinister
  2. “All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
  3. “I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.” – Robert Downey Jr.

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  1. “Recovery is not a race. You don’t have to feel guilty if it takes you longer than you thought it would.” – Anonymous
  2.  “Recovery is an acceptance that your life is in shambles, and you have to change it.” — James Lee Curtis
  3.  “The recovery journey begins. We learn, we grow, we wilt. We learn the value of nurturing ourselves. We find strength, we born. And finally, like fields of frazzled flowers, we scatter seeds of truth and goodness, changing the dynamic of this place where love and addiction meet.” – Sandy Sewson

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  1. “Recovery is something you have to work on every single day, and it’s something that doesn’t get a day off.” – Demi Lovato
  2.  “I really mean when I say my biggest fear in early recovery was that I would never have fun again. The beautiful truth is that recovery has given me freedom and the confidence to go out in the world and leave my own mark.”– Tom Stoddart

Inspirational Quotes for Recovering Drug Addicts

If a friend, family member, or colleague is struggling with drug addiction, we hope these drug addict quotes might help them take a moment and do a self-introspection which will give them strength and wisdom to go to rehab. Here are some of our favorite inspirational quotes for drug addicts.

  1. “I am not defined by my relapses, but by my decision to remain in recovery despite them.” – Anonymous
  2. “I know you’re tired, I know you feel like giving up, but you’re not going to. You know why? Because you are strong, and when you’re survived through all the shit your addiction has but you through, you can survive recovery.” – Anonymous
  3. “I’m here to tell you that if you get broken, it’s possible to put yourself back together. I’m here to tell you that if you get lost, it’s possible that a light will come, dancing, on the horizon, to lead you home.” – Nick Lake

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  1. “Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.” – August Wilson
  2. “I know you’re tired, I know you feel like giving up, but you’re not going to. Know why? Because you are strong, and when you have survived through all that, your addiction has but through, you can survive recovery.” – Anonymous
  3.  “The initial journey towards sobriety is a delicate balance for escape and abstinence from one’s addiction.” – Debra L. Kaplan

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  1.  “I understood myself only after I destroyed myself. And only in the process of fixing myself, did I know who I really was.” – Anonymous
  2. “Recovery didn’t open the gates of heaven and let me in. Recovery opened the gates of hell and let me out.” – Anonymous
  3. “You don’t get over an addiction by stopping using. You recover by creating a new life where it is easier to not use. If you don’t create a new life, then all the factors that brought you to your addiction will catch up with you again.” – Anonymous

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Loving A Drug Addict Quotes

Loving someone battling with drug addiction is a very challenging experience. It does not only damage the addict, but it also damages the person dealing with the addict. As much as you can try to be patient with them, but we all have our breaking point.

We have put together a collection of loving a drug addict quotes which we believe will help you on ways to deal with that addict.  

  1.  “No one consciously chooses addiction to a substance or behavior over his partner. There are always reasons – powerful ones – why a person retreats into addiction.” – Christopher Kennedy Lawford
  2.  “The most important thing you can do to support your partner in his [or her]recovery is to show that you are truly supportive and on his [or her]side.” – Christopher Kennedy Lawford
  3. “Addiction begins with the hope that something out there can instantly fill up the emptiness inside.” – Anonymous

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  1.  “At first, addiction is maintained by pleasure, but the intensity of this pleasure gradually diminishes and the addiction is them maintained by the avoidance of pain.” – Frank Tallis
  2.  “One of the hardest things you will ever have to do my dear is grieve the loss of a person who is still alive.” – Anonymous

Stop Drug Addiction Quotes

Saying no to drugs has been regularly taught since childhood. While some are able to avoid drugs, some cannot because of the struggles they go through in life. This is why they run to drugs for that pleasure that helps them forget about their problems.

Browse through the list of drug addiction quotes that advocate for a drug-free world. With these quotes, we are saying “say no to drugs”

  1. “One thing you must realize is that: you either kill your addiction or your addiction will eventually kill you.”- Oche Otorkpa
  2. “Drug addiction cannot be cured if the fear of not consuming drugs is greater than the willpower to quit doing drugs.” – Dr T.P Chia
  3. “Just because something is familiar, doesn’t mean it’s safe. And just because something feels safe, doesn’t mean it’s good for you.” ― Brittany Burgunder

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  1. “Addiction brings apathy. Break the apathy, and you break the addiction.” – Mango Wodzak
  2. “Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem.” – Kurt Cobain
  3. “The desire for the pleasures of psychedelic drugs is a deadly desire. The addicts are killing themselves slowly with the pills.” – Dr T.P. Chia

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  1. “Your addiction is not you, but it feels like you because you’ve spent so much intimate time together.”- Toni Sorenson
  2. “I had such a wonderful life before drugs and alcohol abuse. I’ve got that life back now and plan to keep it. Maybe I had to go through what I did to get this point, to appreciate this life more.” – Anonymous
  3. “I carry a strong anti – drug message, and its important young people especially hear a real story about addiction and how it affects not only the addict but also the people who love him/her, rather than “just say no” – Ellen Hopkins

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  1. “I’m never serious about no alcohol, no drugs. Life is beautiful.” – Anonymous

Funny Quotes About Drug Addicts

Even though drug abuse is a serious problem, using humor may help break the ice and show those dealing with drug addiction that what they are currently dealing with will be over soon as long as they dedicate themselves to their healing.

Here are some quotes about drug addicts to make you laugh your lungs out:

  1. “The worst gift I was given is when I got out of rehab that Christmas; a bottle of wine. It was delicious.” ― Craig Ferguson
  2. “I got sober. I stopped killing myself with alcohol. I began to think: ‘Wait a minute – if I can stop doing this, what are the possibilities?’ And slowly it dawned on me that it was maybe worth the risk.” ― Craig Ferguson
  3. “Even as a junkie I stayed true [to vegetarianism] – ‘I shall have heroin, but I shan’t have a hamburger.’ What a sexy little paradox.” ― Russell Brand

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  1. “Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country. Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users.” ― Ralph Nader
  2. “I used to think a drug addict was someone who lived on the far edges of society. Wild-eyed, shaven-headed, and living in a filthy squat. That was until I became one…” ― Cathryn Kemp
  3. “This is what I think. Addiction is just a way of trying to get at something else. Something bigger. Call it transcendence if you want, but it’s a fucked-up way, like a rat in a maze. We all want the same thing. We all have this hole. The thing you want offers relief, but it’s a trap.” – Tess Callahan

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  1. “Every test I take I got low scores. Then finally, I got a high score! Unfortunately, on a drug test.” – Anonymous
  2. “I am not addicted to cocaine. I just like the way it smells.” – Anonymous
  3. “Don’t do drugs because if you do drugs you’ll go to prison, and drugs are really expensive in prison.” – John Hardwick

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  1.  “Happiness is not to be found at the bottom of a bottle or from the tip of a needle, it is not to be found amidst a cloud of smoke or within a sugar-coated pill. If you look for it in these places, you will find naught but despair.” – Wayne Gerard
  2. “I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” – Hunter S. Thompson

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We hope you learned something from our compilation of drug addiction quotes. Remember that no situation is permanent. Drug addiction can be dealt with as long as the addict is willing to commit to the process of rehabilitation. Also, addicts need our support the most during this hard time.

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