12 Sobriety Quotes To Help You When You Need It Most



Are you struggling to stay sober, or thinking about giving up alcohol once and for all?

Sometimes, a little collection of words can hit you just right, in a way that really connects and resonates with you. A phrase, a lyric, a quote that just really explains how you’re feeling. It gives you words to put on the things you’re feeling, and it can truly change your life.

When it comes to quitting alcohol or other addictions, someone might refer to this as a mantra, a phrase they repeat to themselves when they start to feel like they’re losing control.

Here is a collection of sobriety quotes that we’ve collected from a number of sources and people. If you see one that you like, make us a promise: Take a moment to write it down on a piece of paper, or take a screenshot, and save it. Read it a few times. Pick it up tomorrow, look at it again. Remember it, use it, and gain strength from it. Alright, let’s get right into the sober quotes…

7 Powerful Sobriety Quotes

“Sometimes when in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, when actually you’ve been planted.”
Christine Caine


“It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard drinking people.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald


“I once heard a sober alcoholic say that drinking never made him happy, but it made him feel like he was going to be happy in about fifteen minutes. That was exactly it, and I couldn’t understand why the happiness never came, couldn’t see the flaw in my thinking, couldn’t see that alcohol kept me trapped in a world of illusion, procrastination, paralysis. I lived always in the future, never in the present. Next time, next time! Next time I drank it would be different, next time it would make me feel good again. And all my efforts were doomed, because already drinking hadn’t made me feel good in years.” ― Heather King, Parched


‘One day you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went though and it will be someone else’s survival guide.” – Brene Brown


‘Sobriety was the best gift I ever gave myself ‘ – Rob Lowe


“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, Get Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos


“I personally believe this: We have only today; yesterday’s gone and tomorrow is uncertain. That’s why they call it the present. And sobriety really is a gift… for those who are willing to receive it.” ― Ace Frehley, No Regrets: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir


“Someone who is trying to be sober is often trying to work out deeper emotional issues and is attempting to undo years of habitual behavior. When you reduce recovery to just abstinence, it simplifies what is really a much more complex issue.” ― Sasha Bronner


Sobriety Quotes With Unknown Authors

  • “I chose sober because I wanted a better life. I stay sober because I got one.”
  • “The minute you think of giving up, think of the reason why you held on so long.”
  • “I’m not telling you it is going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.”
  • “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”

Sobriety Quotes Can Change Your Life

Take some time to reflect on these sobriety quotes, they are based on wisdom from many people who have faced the same challenges that you face. They’ve overcome things, and that’s the knowledge they chose to pass on. Thing of this motivation as one piece of the puzzle.

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