Top Alcoholism Quotes
Attempts to locate oneself within history are as natural, and as absurd, as attempts to locate oneself within astronomy. On the day that I was born, 13 April 1949, nineteen senior Nazi officials were...
(n.) A diseased condition of the system, brought about by the continued use of alcoholic liquors.
AA purports to be open to anyone, as it is stated in Tradition Tree, The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking, but it isn't open to everyone. It's open only to those who are...
Like most people who decide to get sober, I was brought to Alcoholics Anonymous. While AA certainly works for others, its core propositions felt irreconcilable with my own experiences. I couldn't, for...
You are not an alcoholic or an addict. You are not incurably diseased. You have merely become dependent on substances or addictive behavior to cope with underlying conditions that you are now going to...
When people who believe themselves to be addicts or alcoholics come under great stress or trauma, they mentally give themselves permission to drink or use drugs as a remedy.
I could simply kill you now, get it over with, who would know the difference? I could easily kick you in, stove you under, for all those times, mean on gin, you rammed words into my belly. (p. 52)
Alcohol is one of the quickest vehicles with which we escape shyness, our problems, and self-consciousness, for a few hours.
The advertise their products in such a fashion as to make it seem wonderful to drink their ethanol products. It does not matter if they give their products fancy name like Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot...
There is a saying used in twelve-step programs and in most treatment centers that Relapse is part of recovery. It's another dangerous slogan that is based on a myth, and it only gives people permissio...
I resolved to come right to the point. Hello, I said as coldly as possible, we've got to talk.Yes, Bob, he said quietly, what's on your mind? I shut my eyes for a moment, letting the raging frustratio...
Robert B. Oxnam
I see that a man cannot give himself up to drinking without being miserable one-half his days and mad the other.
The GeraniumWhen I put her out, once, by the garbage pail,She looked so limp and bedraggled,So foolish and trusting, like a sick poodle,Or a wizened aster in late September,I brought her back in again...
And you know what the worst thing was?The worst thing was that nobody ever believed how hard we tried.
Treatment for dependency at substance abuse treatment centers must change if alcoholism and addiction are to be overcome in our society.
Hitch: making rules about drinking can be the sign of an alcoholic,' as Martin Amis once teasingly said to me. (Adorno would have savored that, as well.) Of course, watching the clock for the start-ti...
In addition to the smells of mince and pumpkin pies, the Sage and onions of turkey stuffing, another aroma floated in the air, the very essence of Santa Claus.Years later, when I was grown up, I still...