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23 Inspiring Quotes From My Favourite Restoration Books – VIJAI MIC

23 Inspiring Quotes From My Favourite Restoration Books – VIJAI MIC


In this post, we have compiled twenty-three inspiring quotes from books on addiction recovery that have touched our hearts and can inspire us. The world has more information on substance abuse now than it did years ago. These books can provide us with knowledge and insight into how to help our loved ones.


Beth Macy, the author of Dopesick, explains that relying on ordinary citizens to solve America’s opioid crisis is not enough. The country needs a more organized effort to combat this problem.

Ryan Hampton, the author of American Fix, believes that people who achieve long-term recovery have learned to manage and cope with the underlying anxiety and depression that trigger cravings.

Brad Reedy, Ph.D., in his book, The Journey of the Heroic Parent, suggests that instead of lecturing or providing solutions, parents should learn to be present and nurturing.

Jeffrey Foote, Ph.D., Carrie Wilkens, Ph.D., and Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D., in Beyond Addiction, encourage us to focus on building a better life rather than trying to get our loved ones to admit to their addiction.

David Sheff, in Clear, explains how the brain rewires itself after being off drugs for a while. The longer an addict stays sober, the easier it is for them to stay clean.

Robert Meyers, Ph.D., and Brenda Wolfe, Ph.D., in their book, How to Get Your Loved One Sober, suggest that we start by expressing our feelings, understanding, and love for our loved ones.

Erica Spiegelman, in Rewired, describes addiction as being frozen in time and repeating the same actions day after day. The goal is to find something better to do with our time.

Adi Jaffe, Ph.D., in The Abstinence Myth, says that recovery starts with lessening the pain and taking small steps.

Anne Fletcher, in Inside Rehab, advises against labeling adolescents as druggies or losers.

Christopher Kennedy Lawford, in Recover to Live, believes that honesty and abstinence from addictive behavior are the hallmarks of recovery.

Lisa Frederiksen, in If You Loved Me, You’d Stop, encourages parents to have an open and honest dialogue with their children about alcoholism and its effects.

Scott Stevens, in Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud, suggests that the success of group therapy depends on motivation, severity of drug use, and demographics.


David Sheff, in Beautiful Boy, reflects on a quote from Kurt Cobain about burning out versus fading away.

William Cope Moyers, in Broken, describes how addiction will always be a part of his life, even if he recovers.

Libby Cataldi, in Stay Close, talks about her love for her son Jeff and her desire for him to come back to her.

Maureen Cavanagh, in If You Love Me, describes the power of love in helping addicts recover.

Barbara Stoefen, in A Very Fine House, believes that people can choose to recover from addiction.

Kristina Wandzilak and Constance Curry, in The Lost Years, describe how street life destroys a person’s dignity.

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Nic Sheff, in Tweak, believes that people must know who they are and not seek validation from others.

Sandy Swenson, in The Joey Song, argues that imperfect parenting does not cause addiction.

Elizabeth Vargas, in Between Breaths, encourages us to focus on the next step and do the next right thing.

Anita Devlin, in “Sober,” believes that loving a child at the expense of oneself can be an addiction in itself.

In “Saving Jake,” D’Anne Burwell emphasizes that love alone is not enough to overcome addiction, but it can help rebuild broken trust.

In conclusion, these quotes provide hope and inspiration for those struggling with addiction, as well as their loved ones. Recovery is possible, and it is important to focus on love and taking the next right step in the journey towards a more peaceful life.



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