Top 12 Inspiring Quotes About Addiction



When people refer to someone as being an “addict” thoughts of a emaciated, dirty and disheveled person high on drugs come to mind. In our society, it may as well be easy to generalize things this way, but this is dangerous. If you read on our article debunking addiction myths, you will find out why–and may even be further enlightened.

Many people can be addicted not only to substances such as sleeping pills, marijuana or alcohol; they can also be addicted to gambling, pornography, sex, shopping, or even online gaming. To help you show a wider understanding of addiction, below are 10 of the best quotes to get insights on:

  1. “It is easy to assume a habit; but when you try to cast it off, it will take skin and all.” — Josh Billings

  2. “We love out habits more than our income, often more than our life.” — Bertrand Russel

  3. “In the course of history many people have died for their drink and their dope than have died for their religion or their country.” — Aldous Huxley

  4. “The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it.” — Leo Aikman

  5. “The idea that addiction is somehow a psychological illness is, I think, totally ridiculous. It’s physiological as malaria. It is 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

  6. “We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely–change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.” — George Sheehan

  7. “First we form habits then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.” — Rob Gilbert

  8. “What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do.” — Aristotle

  9.  “I wanted to write about the moment when your addictions no longer hide the truth from you. When your whole life breaks down. That’s the moment when you have to somehow choose what your life is going to be about.” — Chuck Palahniuk

  10.  “Addicts don’t deny that they’re using. They deny that it’s hurting others.” — Bob Poznanovich

  11.  “If drinking is interfering with your work, you’re probably a heavy drinker. If work is interfering with your drinking, you’re probably an alcoholic.” — Unknown

  12.  “Before you can break out of prison, you must realize you are locked up.” — Unknown

If you have any more inspiring, thought-provoking or insightful quotes to share in this article, please don’t hesitate to share to other readers.

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