An encouraging addiction recovery quote from Robert Downey, Jr. is "Remember that just because you hit bottom doesn't mean you have to stay there." "One step at a time. One day at a time. One hour at a time" inspires because it breaks up the task of recovery, making it seem more doable. In “The Reflecting Pond: Meditations for Self-Discovery,” Liane Cordes said "Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking and using our potential."
American born actor Robert Downey, Jr.,spent time in drug treatment programs for substance abuse. After receiving a Golden Globe Award for his performances in the television series "Ally McBeal," he was fired following drug arrests late in 2000 and early in 2001. Downey managed to achieve sobriety after a final court-ordered stay at a program for drug treatment.
Liane Cordes' book was published in 1981 by Hazelden Publishing. The self stated mission of the publishing branch of the Hazelden organization is to offer services and products to assist people in overcoming addiction.
"Addiction is a really hard thing to kick" is a quote from American musician Nikki Sixx. In 2007, Sixx released a book containing his personal journal entries for a period of one year, when his addiction to heroin was most severe. As a teenager, Sixx sold drugs, for which he was expelled from school. Nikki Sixx financially helps Covenant House, a charity that offers drug abuse treatment.