At bottom is the best soil to sow and grow something new again. In that sense, hitting bottom, while extremely painful, is also the sowing ground.
— Anonymous

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

It doesn't bother meThat less than brimming is my cup.Today is crowned with great success!Look at me! I'm up!My first blessing of the day:I'm up!I'm up, and I'm sober;And if nothing of the good happensFor the rest of the day,Before I put my head on a pillow tonight,I can say,'Thank you God, for those two blessings.'
— Anonymous

My case is a species of madness, only that it is a derangement of the Volition, and not of the intellectual faculties.
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I feel that any form of so called psychotherapy is strongly contraindicated for addicts. The question Why did you start using narcotics in the first place? should never be asked. It is quite as irrelevant to treatment as it would be to ask a malarial patient why he went to a malarial area.
— addictionalcoholism quotation by William S. Burroughs