Here are 12 Inspirational Quotes from Famous People in Recovery:

It’s like having a second chance at life, …. Seeing everything with clarity, gratitude; it’s unbelievable. I feel so good. And to have these little blessings is the icing on the cake.”

– Ronnie Wood Guitarist/ Painter

“Little by little I found the beat again, and after that I found the joy again. I came back to my family with gratitude, and back to my work with relief.”

– Steven King, Author

“Being in recovery has given me everything of value that I have in my life.. It’s given me a beautiful family and an amazing career.”

– Rob Lowe, Actor

“When I started, I took it one day at a time,” he said. “Ultimately, I found that spirituality worked for me.”

– Russel Brand, Actor & Comedian

“I can wholeheartedly confess that I’m finally at peace with myself and truly starting to understand what true happiness is.”

– Kelly Osbourne, Singer

“If you can’t be available for the basic necessity of being there for your children, then something really needs to shift. It was that next day that I said, ‘All right. It’s time. Let’s give this a shot.’ And then a month went by, a couple months went by, I’m [like], ‘Alright. This feels good. This feels good.'”

– Charlie Sheen, Actor

“Getting sober remains my single greatest accomplishment.”

– Jamie Lee Curtis, Actress

“I finally summoned up the courage to say three words that would change my life: “I need help.” Thank you to all the selfless people who have helped me on my journey through sobriety. I am eternally grateful.”

-Elton John, Singer & Songwriter 

“I didn’t realize that I was an alcoholic until I realized that the alcohol was not for fun anymore. It was medicine.”

– Alice Cooper- Singer & Songwriter

“The problem of alcohol is, it’s just too easy. It’s everywhere. At least hard drugs, you have to have a dealer. All I know is, I could feel its presence in an ominous, daunting way that was preventing me from being my higher self.”

– Ben Harper Singer/ Songwriter

“I was so concerned what you thought of me, how I was coming across, how I would survive the day. I always felt like an outsider. I just lived in my head. I realized I wasn’t going to live up to my potential, and that scared the hell out of me.”

– Bradley Cooper, Actor

Staying sober really was the most important thing in my life now and had given me direction when I thought I had none.”

– Eric Clapton Guitarist Singer/ Songwriter


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