10 Quotes That Will Help You Toughen Up For Life

Addiction is a battle. It can be gruesome, drawn-out, and exhausting. To get through it, you really have to toughen up, and in some ways, you have to toughen up for life. Here are 10 quotes that will help you do just that. We hope they help inspire you to recover from addiction!

One

“That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in.” – Lauryn Hill

Two

“There’s challenges in life that present themselves unexpectedly, and if you rise to them, then those challenges will toughen you up.” – Bernard Sumner

Three

“Embrace the struggle and let it make you stronger. It won’t last forever.” – Tony Gaskins

Four

“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.” – Arnold Bennett

Five

“Strength is the product of struggle. You must do what others don’t to achieve what others won’t.” – Henry Rollins

Six

“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” – Epicurus

Seven

“You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you.” – Maxwell Maltz

Eight

“Take a deep breath. Pick yourself up. Dust yourself off, and start all over again.”  – Frank Sinatra

Nine

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

Ten

“Maybe life isn’t about avoiding the bruises. Maybe it’s about collecting the scars to prove we showed up for it.” – Hannah Brencher

We all have our bruises, but let’s start showing off our scars. Let’s start improving ourselves, and getting to a better place. Life is hard, but we can be tough. If you need help toughening it through recovery, come to a Steps Recovery Center.

Why Should You Go to Rehab?

Rehabilitation Centers are not meant to be fun—they are meant to change you for the better. That doesn’t mean there won’t be fun activities or good friendships, but rehab is meant to get you back on track, away from drugs and/or alcohol.

Go to rehab to save yourself.

To recover, to get back to a normal life, to save yourself, you need rehabilitation. Addiction can debilitate and ruin you. If your tolerance increases and you continue to increase the dose, you can overdose. Rehab can save you.

We know how to heal you.

If you have an addiction that you have tried to stop, but can’t, you need to go to rehab. Rehabilitation centers know how to heal you. They know how to detoxify your body and help you get through the withdrawals. If you try that alone, you may find that it feels nearly impossible. With the right prescription medicine and treatment, the load can feel a little lighter.

We understand your pain.

Recovery centers often have staff that are recovered addicts. That is true for Steps Recovery Centers as well. We have been there and know how hard it is to recover, but that means we are also here to get you through it.

You will have a support group.

In rehab, you will find that you are surrounded by people who are going through the same thing. Group therapy and activities will help you to bond with this group as you recover together.

Your relationships depend on it.

When you are struggling with addiction, chances are your relationships are struggling as well. It is hard to truly be human when your body is so dependent on a substance. Making the commitment to go to a recovery center will show your loved ones that you are sincerely trying. It will show them that you do want to be clean.

You need it.

It may be expensive, but rehab will be worth the cost in the end. Your life is priceless. Moreover, if you fully recover, you can maintain a stable job, something you may not be able to do while struggling with addiction. Employers, friends, and family need you to recover. You need you to recover.

To learn more about our addiction recovery program, go to StepsRC.com.

How to Switch from Addiction to Recovery

Addiction is a brain disease. It is something that changes the way you think. To recover, you have to turn back the way you think. You have to revert back to when you were in control. Turn the mindset of doing anything to stay loaded into a mindset that you’ll do anything to be clean.

First off, you need to start today, and you need to take it slow.

Start today.

Stop looking for your fix. Do not let yourself succumb to that anymore. To truly be in control, you cannot let drugs control you.

Take it slow.

Recovery takes time, and even just deciding to recover can be a hard process. There will be setbacks. It will be hard. Let yourself get to recovery in a timely, but possible manner. Take it slow and breathe.

 

Then, you can start to switch from addiction to recovery.

 

Use what you learned from addiction to recover.

Addiction made you realize just how possible things are, if you simply want it. With addiction, if you wanted a fix, you got it. No matter how hard it was, or what barriers you faced, you got what you wanted. The same can be true in recovery. If you want it, you will work towards it and face whatever obstacles come your way. You can recover.

Addiction may have also taught you that life can be cruel. Recovery can teach you that same lesson. Becoming sober can be cruel, but it is worth it. There will be long days, and mental breakdowns, but that is the price of recovery.

Addiction showed you that life has rewards. In addiction, there was the reward of a fix or a high. But that reward also destroyed you. It was not a healthy reward. In recovery, there is a much better reward than addiction. At the end of recovery, there is a healed body and mind, and a life to build up again. You can be you again.

 

Addiction doesn’t have to destroy you. You can use what you learned in addiction to recover. Your life is worth it. Finding recovery is a phenomenal reward, in of itself. Start today. Steps Recovery Centers can help.