Quotes About Heroin Addiction & Recovery

Heroin addiction can be very difficult to overcome because of the severe cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Breaking any habit can be challenging, but breaking an opioid addiction can be more difficult than other dependencies. This list of heroin addiction & recovery quotes is curated to be inspiring and motivational. The quotes are a collection of some of the most trending heroin recovery and addiction quotes online. If you are a loved one are struggling with addiction and or mental health, these words of encouragement may help them to turn over a new leaf. Recovery happens one day at a time and these quotes about addiction serve as a reminder of that. 


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Quotes About Heroin Addiction & Recovery

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25: “You can’t defeat the darkness by keeping it caged inside of you.” – Seth Adam Smith

24: Recovery is Hard, Regret is harder

23: “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will” – Mahatma Gandhi

22: “One of the hardest things was learning that I was worth recovery” – Demi Lovato

21: “If you can quit for a day you can quit for a lifetime” – Benjamin Alire Saenz

20: “Drugs are a bet with the mind.” – Jim Morrison

19: “That’s all drugs and alcohol do, they cut off your emotions in the end” – Ringo Starr

18: “Drugs take you to the hell disguised as heaven” – Donald Lyn Frost

17: “Addiction begins with the hope that something out there can instantly fill up the emptiness inside” – Jean Kilbourne

16: “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

15: “The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction” Russel Brand

14: “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

13: “Addiction is like a curse and until its is broken, its victim will perpetually remain in the shackles of bondage” – Oche Otorkpa

12: “I used drugs to feel better, I quit drugs to be better”

11: “An overindulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate” – Criss Jami

10: “Drugs and alcohol are the cruel engine of many an artists creativity” – Nathan Hartzenberg

09: “We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold” – Hunters Thompson

08: “It is impossible to understand addiction without asking what relief the addict finds, or hopes to find, in the drug or the addictive behavior” – Gabor Mate

07: “People can become addicted to fame, money and attention as deeply as they become addicted to drugs” – Dennis Prager

06: “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else” – Yogi Berra

05: “Even in the midst of devastation, something within us always points the way to freedom” – Sharon Salzberg

04: “You find out so many interesting things when you’re not on drugs” – Boy George

03: “Nobody stays recovered unless the life they have created is more rewarding and satisfying than the one they left behind” – Anne Fletcher

02: “Drugs is suicide, paid in installments” – Titus Lenk


01: “It is not the use of drugs that is the problem, but the abuse” – Patrick Betsch

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Ben Fisher

Ben is a content creator with multiple years in recovery. Ben has been writing content and managing instagram and facebook pages that provide hope and healing information to individuals seeking help for substance use disorder. In addition to his work in behavioral health, Ben loves to play guitar and hangout with his kids.

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