SouthLight’s Top 10 Recovery Quotes from 2021


This past year, many of our counselors, peer support specialists and those we served opened their hearts and shared heart-warming, inspiring and authentic words to help others along their recovery journey.  

Here are our Top 10 Quotes of 2021. Share with someone who needs a little encouragement!

“Recovery is one of the most difficult things I’ve done, and also the most rewarding.”
– Maxx, Certified Peer Support Specialist

“Keep your head held high and don’t be too proud to ask for help. You’re worth it and there is hope for you yet.”
– Former SouthLight program participant

“I found out in recovery how much I matter.”
-Raul, Certified Peer Support Specialist

“Own your mistakes—acknowledge them and then move on. Recovery isn’t a race, it’s a journey.”
-Kellie, OTP Director

“Finding recovery allowed me to find hope in my life and see that I do have a purpose in this crazy world.”
– Lyndsay, Certified Peer Support Specialist

“Self-compassion allows us to not only speak to ourselves in a more kind and accepting way, but also helps balance those moments when our threat system is in overdrive.”
– Ches, SouthLight Qualified Professional

“I model today by knowing that nobody can go back and make a new beginning, but anybody can start over and make a new ending.”
– Tydricka, Certified Peer Support Specialist

“Recognizing that my challenges are a unique part of my story, and then coming to accept these parts of my life has made the act and practice of self-love possible.”
– Jennifer, Senior Director

“When I finally became desperate enough to ask for help, I was amazed by how many people had been waiting for the chance to give me the help I needed.”
– Terry, Certified Peer Support Specialist

“Recovery for me is finally living a life that no longer contradicts the morals and values I long to live by.”
– Jo’Nae, Certified Peer Support Specialist

Learn about SouthLight’s services for substance use and mental health here.

About SouthLight Healthcare:

Founded in 1970, SouthLight Healthcare is one of the area’s largest nonprofit providers of substance use treatment and mental health services. SouthLight partners with individuals and communities to provide innovative treatment solutions delivered with compassion and dignity. With outpatient and community-based programs, SouthLight provides prevention, education, and treatment services in the Triangle and beyond. Call 919-787-6131 for help or more information or visit