Quotes About Addiction

Addiction Quotations and Quotes About Overcoming Addiction

In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy. – Ivan Illich

A habit is a shirt made of iron. – Czech Proverb

It is not I who become addicted, it is my body. – Jean Cocteau

If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim. – Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (This quote has also been attributed to Ann Landers)

If you have to drink and drive, drink tea. – Unknown

For many, negative thinking is a habit, which over time, becomes an addiction… A lot of people suffer from this disease because negative thinking is addictive to each of the Big Three — the mind, the body, and the emotions. If one doesn’t get you, the others are waiting in the wings. – Peter McWilliams

First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. – Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it. – Leo Aikman

If addiction is judged by how long a dumb animal will sit pressing a lever to get a ‘fix’ of something, to its own detriment, then I would conclude that net news is far more addictive than cocaine. – Rob Stampfli

There is nothing more helpless and irresponsible than a man in the depths of an ether binge. – Hunter S. Thompson

All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what is called damnation. – W.H. Auden

The first thing in the human personality that dissolves in alcohol is dignity. – Author Unknown

In the course of history many more people have died for their drink and their dope than have died for their religion or their country. – Aldous Huxley

Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country. Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users. – Ralph Nader

Fanaticism for anything is addiction. – Unknown

If drinking is interfering with your work, you’re probably a heavy drinker. If work is interfering with your drinking, you’re probably an alcoholic. – Author Unknown

[On his heroin addiction:] I did it to myself. It wasn’t society…it wasn’t a pusher, it wasn’t being blind or being black or being poor. It was all my doing. – Ray Charles

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

If you have been abusing drugs, seeking help at addiction rehab before it’s too late would be the wisest decision you could make.