21 Jun, 2021 01:58 PM

Good quotes about overcoming addiction?

I need a little help, I am about to come up on my six month clean date from heroin. I was just looking for a quote that could represent this achievement. i am happier than ever and so proud of what ive accomplished. any suggestions would be great. Thanks!

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21 Jun, 2021 01:59 PM

“Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.” - Carl Gustav Jung

“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.” - Shirley Chisholm

“You do anything long enough to escape the habit of living until the escape becomes the habit.” - David Ryan

“The idea that addiction is somehow a psychological illness is, I think, totally ridiculous. It's as psychological as malaria. It's a matter of exposure. People, generally speaking, will take any intoxicant or any drug that gives them a pleasant effect if it is available to them.” - William S. Burroughs

“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

“In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy” - Ivan Illich

“Just set aside Downey's celebrity. The reality is there are just so many beds available in the California Department of Corrections. It doesn't make sense for us to send someone like Downey to prison. The ultimate goal is to help him overcome his addiction.” - Terry Thornton

“The agreement that we entered into makes good common sense. The idea is to help the person overcome the addiction ... There should be a recognition that people like Rush really should not be prosecuted.” - Roy Black

21 Jun, 2021 02:00 PM

This one's from Scott Peck...

"Think as if, act as if..."

21 Jun, 2021 02:00 PM

Sucessfully on the road to better things :)

well done