The need to come out of an addiction is one of the greatest challenge life is likely to ever bring. One part of the challenge is that most people addicted do not really understand how addiction makes their own mind turn against them. These quotes on drug abuse can help in some measure. They are meant to help you see that seeking treatment is the one way out of addiction that you can rely on.
These drug addiction quotes and sayings are by the late Carrie Fisher.
Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell: The quote appears in her biographical book Wishful Drinking. It offers descriptive imagery for those trapped in addiction: you need to do is to slowly back off from what you're doing. It may seem obvious to those who have never faced addiction. To those who do struggle with it, normal words are rarely ever that clear. The specific directions in this quote are a wonderful idea to reach for.
Resentment is like drinking a poison and waiting for the other person to die and Instant gratification takes too long: These are wonderful quotes on drug abuse for those addicted. Substance abuse is often a result of the pain that people go through as they struggle with their psychological problems. Unmanageable levels of resentment and a love of instant gratification are both problems that lead to substance abuse. Psychological therapy for these conditions is at the core of any good rehab program.
Once a wine industry executive, Meredith Bell now writes popular books on addiction and recovery.
When was the last time you woke up and wished you'd had just one more drink the night before: It's a telling piece of insight that can only come from someone who has been there. When you're actually looking at the possibility of a drink, it can seem like the most important thing in the world. When you manage to push yourself past the moment and give up on the idea of a drink, however, you never regret it. People always regret having taken a drink; no one ever regrets not drinking.
These are more than simple, inspirational recovery quotes. These are actual pieces of insight, the likes of which you learn and internalize in relapse prevention therapy in rehab.
Vincent van Gogh
The great painter Vincent van Gogh struggled greatly with an alcohol habit. The quote here is about his struggle with painting and not about drugs. But there's still a very pertinent point made.
If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced: It's important to understand that when your mind keeps telling you things about yourself that make you feel bad enough to seek refuge in drugs, you need to remember that you only need to prove the voice wrong. This is what you do when you work with a therapist in rehab.
The voice inside that discourages you from even entering a rehab can be silenced, as well, simply by succeeding. When you succeed, it's a victory once and for all against every negative voice within.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it: Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was not thinking of addiction when she said these words, but she might as well have. The simplest bad habits can take years of repeated attempts to escape. Addiction, course, is the deepest of all habits, one that comes from physical changes made to the brain by drugs. It's never sensible to expect your path out of addiction to run smoothly. You will try repeatedly, and your rehab will help you. As long as you keep fighting, however, you can consider yourself winning.
It's the chief operating philosophy applied at all good drug treatment centers. All you need to do is to resolve to find treatment. These drug abuse quotes are meant to serve as encouragement to help you take the step.