Celebrity Quotes About Sobriety | Banyan Treatment Center

Celebrity Quotes About Sobriety


Many people who hear the term “Borderline Personality Disorder” (BPD) may confuse it with other personality disorders or not know what it means at all.

Sober celebrities include Rob Lowe, Kristin Davis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Robert Downey Jr, and Eminem. These and other celebrities have shared many quotes about sobriety and recovery, staying open about their struggles with drug or alcohol addiction.

We hope that the awareness these stars are bringing will encourage more people to get treatment for alcoholism and addiction. If you’re looking to understand more about addiction, or if you’re in need of encouraging words on getting sober, see what these sober celebrities have to say.

Quotes About Sobriety from Celebrities Who Are Sober

“Being in recovery has given me everything of value that I have in my life.” – Rob Lowe.

Rob Lowe is a celebrity whose recovery journey began decades ago, and he credits much of his success to his sobriety. Before entering a drug addiction treatment center, the star was at the center of many controversies, but his story has changed due in part to his recovery.

“I believe alcoholism is a disease. I don’t think you can mess with it.” – Kristin Davis

This famous actress has a history of alcoholism in her family, which is why she famously has abstained from the substance. The star has been sober since she was 22 and does not plan on drinking anytime soon.

“My recovery from drug addiction is the single greatest accomplishment of my life… but it takes work — hard, painful work.” – Jamie Lee Curtis

In a 2009 opinion piece, Curtis opened up about her recovery from painkiller addiction. Following a cosmetic surgical procedure, the actress became addicted to the painkillers she was prescribed. She explained how lucky she was to see the reality of her situation and find a way out through getting sober.1

“Remember that just because you hit [rock] bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.” – Robert Downey Jr.

Even Iron Man has taken a journey of recovery. Robert Downey Jr’s essential rebirth was only possible after the actor sought help for his recovery. Now sober, the star is candid about his journey and encourages others to reach out for help.

“That’s when I knew: I either get help, or I am going to die. As a father, I want to be here for things. I don’t want to miss anything else. “ – Eminem

In a 2011 Rolling Stone interview, Eminem discussed his music and his recovery’s influence on his life and art.2 After overdosing on methadone in December 2007, the rapper realized he needed to get sober. With support from a counselor, his sponsor Elton John, and his own drive to get sober, the rapper was able to solidify his sobriety. He recently marked 10 years of sobriety and continues to grow in recovery.

Getting Help and Getting Sober

These sober celebrity quotes highlight how frightening addiction can be, but help is out there. There are addiction treatment centers offering all levels of treatment for those who are ready to get and stay sober.

Call our team at 888-280-4763 to get started on your recovery journey. It’s never too late to turn over a new leaf and focus on your recovery.


  1. Huffington Post – King of Pain
  2. Rolling Stone – Eminem: On the Road Back from Hell
Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.

Get the help you need today at Banyan.

Don't surrender your life to addiction, take control and get your life back today. Our drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers have helped thousands of people empower themselves to take back control of their lives. It's time for your roots to grow in new soil!