12 Recovery Phrases to Help Keep You Going



Recovery is not a one-and-done deal. It’s not an overnight thing wherein you’re “cured” of your addiction and things will go smoothly after treatment or a stint in rehab.

Recovery is a lifestyle and a conscious choice you keep choosing day in and day out.

Therefore, it goes without saying that recovery is never easy. Every day, there will always be challenges that will challenge your commitment to your sobriety and your recovery journey. There will be temptations, triggers, and there’s the old ways wanting to creep back into your life and take hold.

Getting Help to Recover from Addiction

This is where getting it right is important. By this, we mean that it’s important to choose the right addiction rehab or treatment center that will help you get started on the right track. But that’s not all. It’s also important that this facility equips you with the right tools, learnings, and support system to help you stay on track long after you leave their facility.

And this is where Bridges of Hope comes in. Just like in a recent CNN Philippines article where we were recently featured, what sets Bridges of Hope apart is that our program is evidence-based and we have a team of internationally certified recovery professionals who are helping our residents. Best of all, these professionals have been addicts themselves. They are also recovering addicts. And so, they face each resident with compassion and understanding. They’ve been there, and they genuinely want to help. This sets up all our residents with a good start and with the right support system throughout their journey.

How Bridges of Hope Sets You Up for Life-Long Recovery

Bridges of Hope also has this unique feature: lifetime Aftercare Support. With this, graduates or completionists from our program, regardless of which of the 7 facilities they come from, are always welcome in our halfway house facilities. They also get lifetime aftercare support, so that they always know they have the Bridges of Hope support team to help them.

Bridges of Hope has halfway houses, which are facilities where residents can stay in as they slowly reintegrate back to society. Those who have already graduated the program can also go back to these facilities anytime, whenever they’re feeling triggered or are having challenges back in the “real world.” This way, they can keep away from their addictions and be around the support they need.

12 Phrases that Help Our Residents Stay on Track

Below are 12 phrases and quotes that have helped our residents stay committed in their recovery journey. These are also important reminders that can help you in your own commitment to turning your back from addiction for good.

  1. Feelings are not facts.
  2. Progress, not perfection.
  3. Secrets die in the light.
  4. One day at a time.
  5. Life on life’s terms.
  6. Hurt people hurt people.
  7. Can’t think of yourself into a new way of living, but you can live your way into a new way of thinking.
  8. Change is a process, not an event.
  9. You can only keep what you have by giving it away.
  10. Nothing changes if nothing changes.
  11. You can start your day over at any time.
  12. Insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting different results.

What do these phrases mean to you and your own recovery journey?

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