Prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings. Homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy are only a few of the problems that disappear from public view when the human beings contending with them are relegated to cages.— Angela Davis
Tremendous Drug Addiction quotations
I'm not addicted to cocaine. I just like the way it smells.
In God's economy, nothing is wasted. Through failure, we learn a lesson in humility which is probably needed, painful though it is.
Marijuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death.
Cocaine is God's way of telling you you are making too much money.
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.
In the gay world, some of the most enriching and incredibly life-affirming and shaping relationships, very often between younger boys and older men, can be hugely positive experiences for those young boys. They can save those young boys from desolation, suicide and drug addiction, all sorts of things, providing they're consensual.
By the time kids are 15, they're drunks and they're drug addicts and they're getting chicks pregnant. The parents wonder, "What did I do wrong?" What you did wrong was, you were never there. You had the kid as a status symbol, that's what went wrong. And you're paying the price for it.
Each generation has to stand up for democracy.
It can't take anything for granted and may have to fight fundamental battles anew.
In the Sixties people took acid to make the world weird.
Now the world is weird, people take Prozac to make it normal.
Do not let your fire go out.
Do not let your fire go out ... Do not let the Hero in your soul perish ... Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.
Don't do drugs because if you do drugs you'll go to prison, and drugs are really expensive in prison.
Anyone who has lived through it, or those who are now living through it, knows that caring about an addict is as complex and fraught and debilitating as addiction itself.
Drug prohibition has caused gang warfare and other violent crimes by raising the prices of drugs so much that vicious criminals enter the market to make astronomical profits, and addicts rob and steal to get money to pay the inflated prices for their drugs.
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew.
Don't let these tattoos fool you. I'm straight edge. I'm a man of great discipline; I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs... my addiction is wrestling - my obsession is competition. Discipline. My name is C...M...Punk.
I don't drink these days. I am allergic to alcohol and narcotics. I break out in handcuffs.
When you can stop you don't want to, and when you want to stop, you can't.
Nobody supported me; my family thought I had gone crazy. They thought, you crazy gangster, you crazy drug addict, now you want to be a writer? That's it! They totally gave up on me after that.
My daughter, unfortunately, is ill, because drug addiction is an illness.
She's been fighting it for years.
If you’re an alcoholic or a drug addict, we flirt with death.
We pull ourselves to the brink of destruction and if we’re lucky we pull ourselves back. We all have that in us.
Working with drug addicts, alcoholics, and so-called juvenile delinquents in New York City convinced me that instead of working with individuals, more effective methods would deal with the societal conditions that create dysfunctional behaviors in the first place.
If you are aware of your weaknesses and are constantly learning, your potential is virtually limitless.
The abuse of food, alcohol, or drugs is essentially a material response to a need that isn't really physical at its foundation.. What we are looking for is pure joy rather than mere sensation, or even oblivion of sensation. Addiction is unrecognized spiritual craving.
Drugs are a tragedy for addicts. But criminalizing their use converts that tragedy into a disaster for society, for users and non-users alike. Our experience with the prohibition of drugs is a replay of our experience with the prohibition of alcoholic beverages.
You know, for a long time being a heavily tattooed woman was viewed as something gross, or you're either a criminal or a drug addict. It feels good to be a good representation of the art form versus being the token tattoo girl. I'm just glad that people even consider it to be sexy, because I think I'm just a big nerd so it works out.
I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs.
.. my addiction is wrestling - my obsession is competition.
But I will say that the drugs are much more ferocious then they used to be.
There are people wrecking their lives with addiction, which seems much more severe.
When you help yourself, you feel good.
But when you help somebody else get back on their feet, it's a high that no chemical drug can ever match. It's the greatest high in the world. It's addictive, it's contagious, and the world needs more of it.
Drugs are a bad habit, so why do it? Because, said Dimple, it isn't the heroin that we're addicted to, it's the drama of the life, the chaos of it, that's the real addiction and we never get over it; and because when you come down to it, the high life, that is, the intoxicated life, is the best of the limited options offered.
In 'Tarahumara' land, there was no crime, war or theft.
There was no corruption, obesity, drug addiction, greed, wife-beating, child abuse, heart disease, high blood pressure, or carbon emissions. They didn't get diabetes, or depressed, or even old: 50-year-olds outran teenagers.
Every addiction arises from an unconscious refusal to face and move through your own pain. Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain. Whatever the substance you are addicted to - alcohol, food, legal or illegal drugs, or a person - you are using something or somebody to cover up your pain.
If Placebo was a drug, they would no doubt be pure heroin - dangerous, mysterious and totally addictive.
If, nevertheless, textbooks of pharmacology legitimately contain a chapter on drug abuse and drug addiction, then, by the same token, textbooks of gynecology and urology should contain a chapter on prostitution; textbooks of physiology, a chapter on perversion; textbooks of genetics, a chapter on the racial inferiority of Jews and Negroes.