It’s 2016. This is your year. Recovery is your journey.

“I’ve wanted to feel pleasure to the point of insanity. They call it getting high, because it’s wanting to know that higher level, that godlike level. You want to touch the heavens, you want to feel glory and euphoria, but the trick is – it takes work – [not getting high].”

– Anthony Kiedis, lead vocalist, Red Hot Chili Peppers

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”

– J.K. Rowling, author

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

Albert Einstein

“When I realized that drinking was getting in the way of my tattooing, I woke up one day and said, ‘I don’t want to drink anymore,’ and I stopped.”

– Kat Von D, famous tattoo artist

“A lot of people think addiction is a choice. A lot of people think it’s a matter of will. That has not been my experience. I don’t find it to have anything to do with strength.”

Matthew Perry, actor

“Getting sober was one of the three pivotal events in my life, along with becoming an actor and having a child. Of the three, finding my sobriety was the hardest thing.”

Gary Oldman, actor

“I have other obligations now – the show, my family, my life – though I now that without my sobriety, I wouldn’t have any of those things.”

Rob Lowe, actor

“It’s hard admitting it, then once you’ve done that, it’s easy.”

Robin Williams, actor

“I became so reliant on alcohol to enjoy stuff. As much as I would love to be a person that goes to parties and has a couple of drinks and has a nice time, that doesn’t work for me.”

Daniel Radcliffe, actor

“Once I did that, it was then about a year of a knife fight in a closet, where I just didn’t have my tools to deal with it. But then after that, I went to therapy and it all started to get really clear to me. In treatment, I learned to ‘take one day at a time.”

Michael J. Fox, actor

“My recovery is the single greatest accomplishment of my life. Without that, the rest of my life would have fallen apart. Recovery is an acceptance that your life is in shambles and you have to change it. I was lucky, I didn’t have to lose anything.”

Jamie Lee Curtis, actress

“I’ve slipped up a few times, but each time I’ve learned from it, and it’s become further apart.”

Demi Lovato, singer

“If anything positive can come out of the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, it’s that. His death doesn’t make sense unless you accept that addiction is an illness. It doesn’t make sense any other way. Otherwise, you think, ‘Hang on a minute – why did he do that?’ Addiction is a mental illness around which there is a great deal of confusion, which is hugely exacerbated by the laws that criminalize drug addicts.”

Russell Brand, actor

“I was poisoning myself with alcohol and medicating myself. I was trying to numb things. I was trying not to feel things, and that’s ridiculous. It’s one of the dumbest things you can do, because all you’re doing is postponing the inevitable. Someday you’ll have to look at all those things in the eye rather than try to numb the pain.”

– Johnny Depp, actor

“All you’ve got to do is look at me to see [my life] is wasted.”

– Mickey Mantle, baseball player, on the 40-year struggle with alcohol abuse that led to his liver problem

“More than anything I have this sense that I’m a veteran of a war that is difficult to discuss with people who haven’t been there.”

Robert Downey Jr., actor

“I believe alcoholism is a disease. I don’t think you can mess with it. There was a time when people who didn’t know me well would say, ‘Couldn’t you just have one glass of champagne?’ And I would say, ‘No.’ I’m doing well. I still have occasional bad days. Why risk it?”

Kristen Davis, actress

“God got me sober. That day, God was a black, 65-year-old retired postal worker named Lenny. Lenny said, ‘You never have to feel this way again if you don’t want to.”

Alec Baldwin, actor