When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk.
The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour. Sobriety diminishes, discriminates, and says no; drunkenness expands, unites, and says yes.
The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.
It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality. There are more television addicts, more baseball and football addicts, more movie addicts, and certainly more alcohol addicts in this country than there are narcotics addicts.
We start believing that someone knows how we feel, and let them overrule our judgments so we will take action. The beginning is when a person partakes of one alcoholic talking to another alcoholic to help them reduce their feelings of difference at least enough so that they will begin to take actions they do not yet believe in. When that moment comes, sobriety begins.
I don't really drink very much, although I have abused alcohol in the past.
I do like to have fun. I don't need alcohol to have fun.
Scientists announced that they have located the gene for alcoholism.
Scientists say they found it at a party, talking way too loudly.
I had such a wonderful life before drugs and alcohol abuse.
I've got that life back now and plan to keep it. Maybe I had to go through what I did to get to this point, to appreciate this life more.
That's all drugs and alcohol do, they cut off your emotions in the end.
So at the end of the day, our number 1 goal, our top priority, is to motivate American youngsters to reject the abuse of illegal drugs, tobacco and alcohol. All three of them are illegal behaviors.
As we celebrate Recovery Month, it is time for Congress to knock down the barriers to treatment and recovery for 26 million Americans suffering the ravages of alcohol and drug addiction.