25 Positive Affirmations to Tell Someone Navigating Recovery

Content medically reviewed by Vicky Magobet, PMHNP-BC, on September 15, 2020.

If you have a loved one who is currently recovering from addiction, you know how important it is to be there for them during the trials and tribulations. Positive affirmations can go a long way in keeping your loved ones optimistic and encouraged as they navigate the challenges of rehabilitation.

Help your loved ones feel inspired and supported as they make their way down the road to recovery.

Why Self-Affirmations Matter for Recovery

Positive affirmations may seem like mere words, but they can make a world of difference to those who are taking the steps toward personal recovery. After all, rehabilitation is just as much about mental health as it is about physical health. By ingraining these declarations of optimism into your life, you prepare your brain for change by opening your mind to personal growth.

Daily affirmations and mindfulness practices can improve mental endurance, calm nerves, boost confidence and build emotional resilience. Positive feelings lead to positive behaviors — which is why the more you think and speak positively, the more likely it is that your life will reflect those attitudes.

Keeping a cheerful outlook is crucial when it comes to recovery, but sometimes people need help achieving that perspective. Help motivate your loved ones by speaking positive affirmations into their lives.

25 Positive Affirmations to Help Someone Navigate Recovery

Positive affirmations aren't just made for the person facing challenges — as a friend or family member, you can use them to motivate and inspire your loved one to keep pushing forward. Consider using these words of encouragement to uplift and inspire a recovering companion:

  1. You are capable of achieving anything.
  2. You are getting better every day.
  3. You are inspiring.
  4. You are worth it.
  5. You are strong enough to get through this.
  6. I believe in you.
  7. Today is going to be a good day.
  8. You are loved and appreciated.
  9. You are stronger than your temptation.
  10. I'm proud of you.
  11. You are surrounded by people who love you.
  12. You are not your mistakes.
  13. You matter.
  14. You can do anything you put your mind to.
  15. You are brave.
  16. You have the courage to move forward.
  17. You have a purpose.
  18. You are in charge of what happens next.
  19. I have so much faith in you.
  20. I know you can overcome this.
  21. No challenge is too great for you to handle.
  22. I am by your side every step of the way.
  23. You are worthy of happiness.
  24. I love you unconditionally.
  25. You deserve to succeed.

If you feel moved to come up with some of your own affirmations, we encourage you to do so! When it comes down to it, you know your friend or family member better than anyone, which means you can structure your statements based on what you think will mean the most to them.

Start Recovery at Diamond House Detox

At Diamond House Detox, helping our clients recover is our number one priority. We pride ourselves on aiding in the substance use treatment and recovery of our clients while also providing them with high-quality facilities. We specialize in medically monitored detoxification and co-occurring disorders, so we can approach treatment from every possible angle.

If you're looking for positive, comprehensive addiction recovery for yourself or someone you know, contact us for more information on our services.