Addiction robs us not just of our health and well-being, but also of our potential and purpose in life.
Addiction is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of unhealed pain and trauma.
Recovery from addiction is not just about breaking the physical dependence, it’s also about healing the mind and spirit.
Addiction is not a failure of character, it is a disease that can affect anyone.
True strength is not the ability to resist addiction, but the ability to seek help and heal.
Addiction is not something that can be overcome alone, it requires support and community.
The road to recovery from addiction is long and difficult, but it is worth it for the promise of a better life.
Addiction is not a choice, it is a compulsion fueled by a complex set of factors.
The first step to overcoming addiction is acknowledging and accepting it.
Addiction is not a weakness, it is a disease that requires compassion and understanding.
Some of y’all need to be fasting from things other than food: The news, social media, negative people, complaining, worrying, video games, alcohol, drugs. Especially if you can’t go without it.
– Matt Stephens
Breaking an addiction is never easy, but it can be done. You are stronger than that red-faced demon screaming in the bathroom.
– Callie Bowld
It’s not addiction I call it recreation.
We’re all addicted to something that takes away the pain.
Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.
– Carrie Fisher
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.
– Russell Brand
Here is the solution to the American drug problem suggested a couple years back by the wife of our President: Just say no.
A junkie spends half his life waiting.
– William S. Burroughs
Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.
– Frederick W. Faber
A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit.
– Desiderius Erasmus
The deepest human defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become.
– Ashley Montagu
We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything.
– Blaise Pascal
It’s not the situation…… it’s your reaction to the situation.
– Bob Conklin
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles one has overcome trying to succeed.
– Booker T. Washington
Our first and last love is – self-love.
– Christian Nestell Bovee
I drink to stay warm, and to kill selected memories…
First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.
No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages, races, classes, and professions.
It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality.
It is not I who become addicted, it is my body.