39 Quotes About Being a Drug Addict

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Every year useless deaths occur due to an overdose from drug addiction. This disease is difficult to combat for many. These quotes about being a drug addict highlight some of the warning signs to pay attention too.

“A lot of people think that 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.”

“Addiction begins with the hope that something “out there” can instantly fill up the emptiness inside.”

“Addiction doesn’t kill the addict. It kills the family, kids and people who tried to help!”

“Addiction is a hugely complex and destructive disease, and its impact can be simply devastating. All too often, lives and families can be shattered by it.”

“Addiction is a symptom of not growing up.”

“Addiction is just a way of trying to get at something else. Something bigger. Call it transcendence if you want, but it’s like a rat in a maze.”

“Addiction isn’t about substance – you aren’t addicted to the substance, you are addicted to the alteration of mood that the substance brings.”

“Addiction- When you can give up something any time, as long as it’s next Tuesday.”

“All the suffering, stress and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.”

“Anything that you can become obsessed with, and you do so much that you don’t do the things you need to do with family, friends, school, job – that can be an addiction. And texting absolutely can qualify.”

“At every stage, addiction is driven by one of the most powerful, mysterious, and vital forces of human existence. What drives addiction is longing–a longing not just of brain, belly, or loins but finally of the heart.”

“At first, addiction is maintained by pleasure, but the intensity of this pleasure gradually diminishes and the addiction is then maintained
by the avoidance of pain.”

“Contemplation is an alternative consciousness that refuses to identify with or feed what are only passing shows. It is the absolute opposite of addiction, consumerism or any egoic consciousness.”

“Drugs have taught an entire generation of American kids the metric system.”

“Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.”

“First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.”

“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.”

“Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.”

“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. ”

“If we want to address global warming, along with the other environmental problems associated with our continued rush to burn our precious fossil fuels as quickly as possible, we must learn to use our resources more wisely, kick our addiction, and quickly start turning to sources of energy that have fewer negative impacts.”

“If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim.”

“It is hard to understand addiction unless you have experienced it.”

“Making money is certainly the one addiction I cannot shake.”

“My identity shifted when I got into recovery. That’s who I am now, and it actually gives me greater pleasure to have that identity than to be a musician or anything else, because it keeps me in a manageable size.”

“No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages, races, classes, and professions.”

“Prohibition of substances which give pleasure to people does not work. Addiction is a health problem, not a moral one, and there are many proven strategies which can reduce its burden.”

“Quitting smoking is easy, I’ve doneThe unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones.”
“Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t handle drugs.”

“Recovery from addiction requires hard work, a proper attitude and learning skills to stay sober, not drinking alcohol or using other drugs.”

“The dead drug leaves a ghost behind. At certain hours it haunts the house.”

“The first thing in the human personality that dissolves in alcohol is dignity.”

“The initial journey towards sobriety is a delicate balance between insight into one’s desire for escape and abstinence from one’s addiction.”

“The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope.”

“There is no life to be found in violence. Every act of violence brings us closer to death. Whether it’s the mundane violence we do to our bodies by overeating toxic food or drink or the extreme violence of child abuse, domestic warfare, life-threatening poverty, addiction, or state terrorism.”

“What fascinates me about addiction and obsessive behavior is that people would choose an altered state of consciousness that’s toxic and ostensibly destroys most aspects of your normal life, because for a brief moment you feel okay.”

“What is addiction, really? It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress. It is a language that tells us about a plight that must be understood.”

“You can come out of the furnace of trouble two ways: if you let it consume you, you come out a cinder; but there is a kind of metal which refuses to be consumed, and comes out a star.”

“You can get the monkey off your back, but the circus never leaves town.”

“You know you’re an alcoholic when you misplace things for like a decade.”

Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong. Seeking professional help and a local support group is a great first step to make in your recovery process.

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