Addiction Quotes and Sayings

Addiction is a symptom of not growing up.
– C. C. DeVille

The worst drugs are as bad as anybody’s told you. It’s just a dumb trip, which I can’t condemn people if they get into it, because one gets into it for one’s own personal, social, emotional reasons. It’s something to be avoided if one can help it.

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.’

At the root of all addiction is pain.

Recovery is a process. It takes time. It takes patience. It takes everything you’ve got.


The chains of alcohol are too light to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

One step at a time. One day at a time. One hour at a time

I didn’t even know I was addicted. Until I tried to stop.

It’s a beautiful day to be sober.

Recovery: It will be challenging. It will also be worth it. You will relapse, and that’s ok, as long as you keep fighting.

I’m afraid of what I’m doing to myself. But I can’t seem to stop.


There’s not a drug on Earth that can make your life meaningful.

Remember that just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.

We don’t choose to be addicted; what we choose to do is deny our pain.

Once the enabling stops, the recovery is given the opportunity to start.

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