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    60 Affirmations for Sobriety

    Affirmations are a great way for you to move forward on your journey to sobriety.  These powerful, positive little statements allow you to overcome negative thoughts and help keep you from self-sabotage.

    People use affirmations for many different reasons; however, we will focus solely on you and your journey with sobriety.  Your ideas will become actions and those actions will then become your reality.  Continue reading to find affirmations that you like and learn how to put these affirmations into action.

    What are affirmations?

    Negative thoughts can harm progress, but positive affirmations can combat negative thoughts.  Affirmations are short sentences filled with positivity, letting you know what you are capable of and what you are worthy of.  The road to sobriety is a journey and affirmations help you with knowing you can make that journey and that you are worthy of that journey.

    Daily affirmations for sobriety

    Affirmations for sobriety can come in different categories.  We will focus on self-worth affirmations, journey affirmations, general positive thinking, and dealing with temptation.

    Self-worth affirmations for sobriety

    1. I am worthy of being happy.
    2. I deserve unconditional love.
    3. I forgive myself for my past mistakes.
    4. I am loved by people who want me to be healthy.
    5. My choices will inspire others.
    6. The choices I make today can motivate others.
    7. I am proud of my accomplishments.
    8. I like who I am becoming.
    9. I am giving others someone to look up to.
    10. I have so many things to offer the world.
    11. I am enough.
    12. I forgive myself for my past mistakes.
    13. The past does not hold power over me.
    14. I am surrounded by people who love and care about me.
    15. I deserve good in my life.

    Journey affirmations for sobriety

    1. Each day I become a better person.
    2. I will stay the course of continued sobriety.
    3. I make the choice of sobriety every day.
    4. I choose to live a life free from the chains of alcohol.
    5. Today is a new day.
    6. Today I begin the rest of my life.
    7. I am grateful for each day that I am sober.
    8. Sobriety is a choice that I choose every single day.
    9. Progress not perfection is my foal.
    10. I will make good choices every day.
    11. Every day is a new beginning.
    12. Sobriety is not a race.
    13. Sobriety is a journey, not merely a destination.
    14. I have the courage and determination to reach my goal.
    15. I will allow myself the space and time to process my emotions.

    General positive thinking

    1. I am in control of my life.
    2. I will heal from trauma.
    3. I am proud of myself.
    4. I am becoming the best version of myself.
    5. I can and will do the hard and difficult things.
    6. Every step I take is a step forward.
    7. Sobriety helps me find new opportunities every day.
    8. I can and I will.
    9. I am capable of great things.
    10. I am capable of achieving my goals.
    11. I will conquer my addiction.
    12. I will never quit.
    13. I am charge of the story of my life.
    14. My recovery will give me the life I deserve.
    15. I deserve to treat myself like a friend I really care about.

    Dealing with temptation affirmations

    1. I can say no to temptation.
    2. Temptations are only temporary; This will pass.
    3. I am prepared to face any temptations.
    4. I will not allow this temptation to rob me of my progress.
    5. I will trust in myself when it comes to temptations.
    6. I can and will say no to temptations.
    7. I am completely committed to my sobriety.
    8. Sobriety is what I choose every day.
    9. I will step back and away if the situation becomes too intense.
    10. The future comes one day at a time.
    11. Sobriety is a marathon, not a sprint.
    12. All of my problems have a solution.
    13. I don’t need alcohol to feel happy.
    14. I know that it is okay to ask for help if I need it.
    15. I have everything I need within me for my happiness.

    How to use affirmations

    You can use any of these affirmations first thing in the morning.  This will help you set the tone for the day.  Focus on the words and repeat them, silently or out loud, 2-4 times.

    Affirmations are not regulated to only morning use.  During times of doubt or if you are stressed, you can go somewhere quiet and repeat these affirmations, focusing on the words.

    In addition to saying affirmations, you can post the quotes up around the house to remind you of them.  Perhaps write one in dry erase marker on your bathroom mirror.  Or tape one up on the fridge door.  The more you see and read them, the better you will change your mindset towards those words.


    Now you have several different affirmations to pick from as you continue sobriety.  Use these in the morning or when you are start to feel stressed.  By using affirmations, you can take charge of your sobriety.