101 Affirmations For Changing Your Relationship With Alcohol

These affirmations are not just words; they are powerful tools to inspire and uplift you on the journey to changing your relationship with alcohol.

August 2, 2023
Recovery Talks

101 Affirmations For Changing Your Relationship With Alcohol

Recovery from alcohol addiction is a journey filled with challenges and triumphs. It's a path that requires strength, determination, and the unwavering belief that healing is possible. If you're on this journey, know that you are not alone. 

I want to share with you 101 affirmations that are specifically tailored to help individuals in recovery from alcohol use disorder. These affirmations have been a source of comfort and motivation on my own journey, and I hope they can offer you the same sense of encouragement and empowerment. Together, let's explore the transformative potential of positive affirmations in the context of recovery.

Whether you're just beginning your path to changing your relationship with alcohol or you've been on it for some time, these affirmations are designed to provide support, inspiration, and a reminder that you have the inner strength to overcome the challenges that lie ahead. Remember, you are not alone, and there is a community here to lift you up as you continue your journey toward a healthier, happier, and life.

Self-Worth and Self-Love

Affirmations in this category aim to rebuild the self-esteem that addiction often erodes. They remind you that you are deserving of love, respect, and a fulfilling life. These affirmations can be particularly useful during moments of self-doubt or when you're tempted to engage in self-destructive behavior.

Example Activities:

  • Journaling about what self-love means to you.
  • Creating a self-care routine that nourishes your body and soul.


  • I am worthy of a sober life.
  • I love myself enough to stay sober.
  • I am deserving of happiness and health.
  • I am more than my addiction.
  • I am a work in progress, and that's okay.


Empowerment affirmations focus on your ability to take control of your life. They are designed to instill a sense of agency, reminding you that you have the power to make choices that align with your goals for recovery.

Example Activities:

  • Listing your strengths and achievements.
  • Setting small, achievable goals and working towards them.


  • I have the power to change my life.
  • I am in control of my choices.
  • I am stronger than my cravings.
  • I am resilient, strong, and capable.
  • I am the master of my fate.

Mindfulness and Presence

These affirmations help you focus on the present moment rather than dwelling on past mistakes or worrying about the future. They can be especially helpful during moments of high stress or anxiety.

Example Activities:

  • Practicing mindfulness meditation.
  • Engaging in grounding exercises when feeling anxious.


  • I am present in this moment.
  • I am at peace with my past.
  • I focus on what I can control.
  • I let go of what no longer serves me.
  • I am mindful of my triggers.

Healing and Recovery

Affirmations in this category are focused on the journey of recovery itself. They acknowledge that healing is a process and celebrate the progress you've made, no matter how small.

Example Activities:

  • Keeping a recovery journal to track your progress.
  • Celebrating sobriety milestones, even the small ones.


  • I am committed to my recovery.
  • Every day sober is a victory.
  • I am healing, one day at a time.
  • I am proud of my progress.
  • I celebrate my small wins.

Relationships and Community

These affirmations emphasize the importance of a strong support network. They remind you that you don't have to go through recovery alone and encourage you to seek and offer support.

Example Activities:

  • Attending group therapy or support group meetings like those offered by EverBlume.
  • Reaching out to friends and family to share your journey.


  • I am surrounded by love and support.
  • I am building a community that uplifts me.
  • I am worthy of love and understanding.
  • I am grateful for the people who stand by me.
  • I am not alone in this journey.

Emotional Balance

These affirmations aim to help you manage your emotions in a healthy way. They can be particularly useful when you're experiencing emotional highs and lows, which are common during the recovery process.

Example Activities:

  • Learning emotional regulation techniques.
  • Speaking with a therapist about managing emotions.


  • I am in control of my emotions.
  • I am not defined by my mistakes.
  • I forgive myself and others.
  • I am letting go of my guilt and shame.
  • I am at peace with myself.

Future and Goals

Affirmations in this category help you look forward to a brighter future. They encourage you to set and work toward goals that will help you build the life you want.

Example Activities:

  • Creating a vision board.
  • Setting long-term and short-term goals for your recovery and life.


  • I am excited for my sober future.
  • I am setting achievable goals.
  • I am working towards a better life.
  • I am optimistic about what lies ahead.
  • I am creating a life I don't need to escape from.

Courage and Fear

These affirmations are designed to bolster your courage and reduce fear. They can be particularly useful when you're facing difficult decisions or challenging moments in your recovery.

Example Activities:

  • Facing a fear head-on in a controlled environment.
  • Engaging in activities that push you out of your comfort zone.


  • I am brave enough to face life sober.
  • I am not afraid to ask for help.
  • I am facing my fears head-on.
  • I am courageous in my journey.
  • I am fearless in my pursuit of a sober life.


Gratitude affirmations help you focus on the positive aspects of your life and your recovery. They can be especially helpful when you're feeling down or focusing on the negative.

Example Activities:

  • Keeping a gratitude journal.
  • Sharing what you're grateful for in group settings.


  • I am thankful for my sobriety.
  • I am grateful for a new beginning.
  • I am appreciative of my support system.
  • I am thankful for my strength.
  • I am grateful for every sober day.

Health and Well-being

These affirmations focus on the importance of taking care of your physical health as a part of your overall recovery.

Example Activities:

  • Adopting a balanced diet and regular exercise routine.
  • Regular medical check-ups to monitor your physical health.


  • I am taking care of my body and mind.
  • I am nourishing myself in every way.
  • I am committed to my physical health.
  • I am embracing a healthy lifestyle.
  • I am treating myself with kindness.


Affirmations in this category help you come to terms with your current situation and the things you cannot change. They encourage you to focus on the things you can control.

Example Activities:

  • Practicing acceptance through meditation.
  • Discussing the concept of acceptance in therapy or group meetings.


  • I accept myself, flaws and all.
  • I am learning to let go.
  • I am okay with being imperfect.
  • I am embracing my journey, wherever it leads.
  • I am accepting what I cannot change.


These affirmations aim to shift your mindset to a more positive outlook. They encourage you to see the good in yourself, others, and the situations you find yourself in.

Example Activities:

  • Positive visualization techniques.
  • Replacing negative thoughts with positive affirmations.


  • I am filling my mind with positive thoughts.
  • I am optimistic about my recovery.
  • I am finding joy in the little things.
  • I am focusing on the positive aspects of sobriety.
  • I am choosing happiness over despair.


Affirmations in this category encourage you to explore your interests, passions, and values. They can be particularly useful when you're trying to rediscover who you are without alcohol.

Example Activities:

  • Trying out new hobbies and activities.
  • Reflecting on your values and what's important to you.


  • I am learning more about myself every day.
  • I am discovering what truly matters to me.
  • I am finding new passions and interests.
  • I am getting to know the real me.
  • I am exploring new facets of my personality.

Balance and Harmony

These affirmations focus on achieving a balanced life. They encourage you to seek harmony in your emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.

Example Activities:

  • Time management to ensure a balanced lifestyle.
  • Engaging in activities that bring you peace and harmony.


  • I am finding balance in my life.
  • I am creating a harmonious environment.
  • I am balancing my emotional and physical well-being.
  • I am striving for equilibrium in all things.
  • I am living a balanced life.

Faith and Spirituality

Whether or not you follow a particular faith, these affirmations aim to connect you with a sense of something greater than yourself. They can provide comfort and perspective during challenging times.

Example Activities:

  • Spiritual reading or prayer.
  • Connecting with nature.


  • I am guided by a higher power.
  • I am connected to something greater than myself.
  • I am finding spiritual strength in my journey.
  • I am trusting the process.
  • I am faithful in my ability to recover.

Honesty and Integrity

These affirmations encourage you to live a life based on honesty and integrity, both of which are crucial in the recovery process.

Example Activities:

  • Making amends where necessary.
  • Practicing honesty in all your interactions.


  • I am honest with myself and others.
  • I am living a life of integrity.
  • I am truthful in my actions and words.
  • I am building a life based on honesty.
  • I am keeping my promises to myself and others.

Resilience and Endurance

These affirmations focus on your ability to bounce back from setbacks and keep going, even when things are tough.

Example Activities:

  • Learning coping mechanisms for setbacks.
  • Building resilience through physical and mental exercises.


  • I am not giving up, no matter how hard it gets.
  • I am bouncing back from setbacks.
  • I am enduring through the tough times.
  • I am resilient in the face of challenges.
  • I am persevering, no matter what.


Affirmations in this category encourage you to treat yourself with the same kindness and understanding you'd offer to a good friend.

Example Activities:

  • Self-compassion exercises and meditations.
  • Reminding yourself that everyone makes mistakes.


  • I am gentle with myself.
  • I am my own best friend.
  • I am treating myself with compassion.
  • I am understanding towards my own struggles.
  • I am kind to myself, always.


These affirmations remind you that you are responsible for your own actions and choices, empowering you to take control of your own recovery.

Example Activities:

  • Keeping track of your actions and decisions.
  • Holding yourself accountable in group settings.


  • I am responsible for my own actions.
  • I am accountable for my choices.
  • I am taking ownership of my life.
  • I am acknowledging my mistakes and learning from them.
  • I am holding myself to a higher standard.


These affirmations focus on the transformative power of recovery. They celebrate the new you that is emerging as you leave behind old habits and create new, healthier ones.

Example Activities:

  • Reflecting on how far you've come.
  • Sharing your transformation story to inspire others.


  • I am evolving into a better version of myself.
  • I am transforming my life for the better.
  • I am changing in ways I never thought possible.
  • I am growing stronger every day.
  • I am a new person, free from the shackles of addiction.

Bonus Affirmation

This affirmation serves as a reminder that you are enough just as you are, without any need for external validation or substances.

Example Activities:

  • Repeating this affirmation during moments of self-doubt.
  • Sharing this affirmation with others who may need it.


  • I am enough, just as I am, right here, right now.

I hope that these 101 tailored affirmations have resonated with you and provided a source of strength and inspiration. Affirmations are not just words; they are powerful tools that can reshape your mindset and help you navigate the challenges of recovery with a positive outlook.

Remember, your journey is unique, but you are never alone. Reach out to us at EverBlume, where we foster a sense of community and understanding through small group recovery meetings. Your strength is amplified when shared with others who have experienced similar struggles.

Above all, continue to believe in yourself and your capacity for change. The journey of recovery may have its ups and downs, but each step you take brings you closer to a brighter and more fulfilling life. Keep moving forward, one affirmation at a time, one day at a time, and know that you have the resilience and determination to overcome any obstacle that comes your way.

Wishing you strength, peace, and the unwavering belief that you can achieve and maintain the sobriety and happiness you deserve. You are a testament to the incredible power of recovery, and your journey is a beacon of hope for others who walk this path. Stay strong, and may your days ahead be filled with growth and healing.

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