25 Addiction Recovery Tips and Quotes

  1. Make Amends

Making right the wrongs from your past is a great way to maintain recovery, because it not only frees you from guilt and shame you may be carrying, but also because it allows you to be of service to people who you may have harmed in the past. It also allows you the opportunity to truly move forward and let go of the past.

  1. Forgive Yourself

This is very important in recovery. Many people come into recovery with a great deal of negative feelings towards themselves. Letting these go, allows you to be free from the pain of self-hatred, plus berating yourself for your past is a wasteful endeavor.

  1. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
  1. Never Underestimate Your Disease

You may at some point think you have this thing beat, but you don’t. Having a healthy respect for your addiction is important if you are to remain humble and maintain your recovery. Not only that but there is nothing wrong with having healthy fear of anything that may hurt you. For so many fear consumed us and learning the difference between healthy and unhealthy fears are a part of this process.

  1. Have Fun!

Life is too short to sit around feeling bad for the past or somber for the present. Now that you are sober, go out and have fun. Do all of the things you’ve always wanted to do, as long as they aren’t illegal, and enjoy your life. You’ve overcome your addiction, you deserve it!

Rose Lockinger is passionate member of the recovery community. A rebel who found her cause, she uses blogging and social media to raise the awareness about the disease of addiction. She has visited all over North and South America. Single mom to two beautiful children she has learned parenting is without a doubt the most rewarding job in the world. Currently the Outreach Director at Stodzy Internet Marketing.

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