Life Works has compiled a list of some of the best quotes describing alcohol addiction, alcohol addicts and the challenges faced by someone with a drinking problem. Please feel free to share your own favourite alcohol addiction related quotes with us on Facebook. If you are struggling with alcohol addiction, you can contact us for help today.
“A man who drinks too much on occasion is still the same man as he was sober. An alcoholic, a real alcoholic, is not the same man at all. You can't predict anything about him for sure except that he will be someone you never met before.”
― Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye
“The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope.”
― Russell Brand
“Whether I or anyone else accepted the concept of alcoholism as a disease didn't matter; what mattered was that when treated as a disease, those who suffered from it were most likely to recover.”
― Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
One key symptom of alcoholism is that the individual comes to need a drink for every mood--one to calm down, one to perk up, one to celebrate, one to deal with disappointment, and so on.
Phyllis A Balch, Prescription for Herbal Healing
Alcoholism is a devastating, potentially fatal disease. The primary symptom of having it is telling everyone--including yourself--that you are not an alcoholic.
-Herbert L. Gravitz & Julie D. Bowden, Recovery: A Guide for Adult Children of Alcoholics
Because alcohol is encouraged by our culture, we get the idea that it isn't dangerous. However, alcohol is the most potent and most toxic of the legal psychoactive drugs.
Beverly A. Potter & Sebastian Orfali, Brain Boosters
The first step toward recovery from alcoholism is the recognition that a problem exists. Once the problem drinker breaks through denial and admits to having a problem, a range of treatment options become available.
Jeffrey S. Nevid, Health in the New Millennium
Most recovering alcoholics in early sobriety have trouble believing they'll ever have fun again but if they hang in there, it's amazing how good life can become.
Elizabeth Zelvin, interview, The Fix