You don’t have to look far to see another celebrity heading off to treatment. We hear about recovery failures so often that we forget there are real successes. Many people, including celebrities, recover from addiction and alcoholism every day. Here are a few quotes to inspire.
Demi_Lovato_3,_2013"I’m very, very good at manipulating people and that was something that I did in my disease, I would manipulate everyone around me. Weakness is living in denial. Only the strongest people ask for help." -Demi Lovato, sober since 2012.
   
Rob_Lowe_2012_Shankbone_2“I have other obligations now – the show, my family, my life… though I know that without my sobriety I wouldn’t have any of those things.” -Rob Lowe, sober since 1990.
753px-Craig_Ferguson_by_Gage_Skidmore“I got sober. I stopped killing myself with alcohol. I began to think: ‘Wait a minute – if I can stop doing this, what are the possibilities? And slowly it dawned on me that it was maybe worth the risk.” -Craig Ferguson, sober since 1992.
 
640px-Eric_Clapton_2“My identity shifted when I got into recovery. That’s who I am now, and it actually gives me greater pleasure to have that identity than to be a musician or anything else, because it keeps me in a manageable size. ... It gets me in tune. It gives me a spiritual anchor. “-Eric Clapton, sober since 1987.
These celebrities show it’s possible to attain long-term recovery in the public eye. Helpful examples of long-term recovery abound. And if their messages aren’t enough to inspire you, here’s a message from someone who didn’t make it:
kurt_cobain“Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self esteem.” -Kurt was high on Heroin when he took his own life in 1994.
    If you are suffering from addiction or alcoholism or are looking for more information about the recovery process, we are here to help. Counselors are available to speak with you right now. Call today. Continue the discussion on alcoholism by posting your thoughts on our Facebook wall.
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