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35 Best Addiction Sayings

Addiction to drugs, gambling, sex etc. has become a common problem now a days. People find it very difficult to quit these addictions.

We have gathered Addiction sayings from a variety of sources to let you know what wise minds all around the world think about addiction.

Reading these sayings will help you to understand addiction and can motivate you to quit it.

 

Contents

  1. Addiction Sayings
  2. Short Addiction Sayings
  3. Top 10 Addiction Sayings
  4. Top 10 Sayings for Addiction Recovery

Addiction Sayings

 

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

 

Addiction isn’t about substance – you aren’t addicted to the substance, you are addicted to the alteration of mood that the substance brings. -Susan Cheever

 

Checking your ego, abandoning it, letting it go, is a huge part of recovery from addiction. -Susannah Grant

 

Smoking sucks! The one thing I would say to my kid is, ‘It’s not just that it’s bad for you. Do you want to spend the rest of your life fighting a stupid addiction to a stupid thing that doesn’t even really give you a good buzz? -Katherine Heigl

 

At every stage, addiction is driven by one of the most powerful, mysterious, and vital forces of human existence. What drives addiction is longing–a longing not just of brain, belly, or loins but finally of the heart. -Cornelius Platinga

 

We may think there is will power 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 A. Sheehan

 

The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones. -Somerset Maugham

 

At first, addiction is maintained by pleasure, but the intensity of this pleasure gradually diminishes and the addiction is then maintained by the avoidance of pain. -Frank Tallis

 

I think that addiction is a very, very important thing that has to be treated, but has to be treated as a health problem and not as a police problem. -Wagner Moura

 

Addiction begins with the hope that something “out there” can instantly fill up the emptiness inside. -Jean Kilbourne

 

Recovery from addiction requires hard work, a proper attitude and learning skills to stay sober, not drinking alcohol or using other drugs. Successful drug recovery or alcohol recovery involves changing attitudes, acquiring knowledge, and developing skills to meet the many challenges of sobriety. -Dennis Daley

 

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

 

I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom. -Edgar Allan Poe

 

I admire addicts. In a world where everybody is waiting for some blind, random disaster, or some sudden disease, the addict has the comfort of knowing what will most likely wait for him down the road. He’s taken some control over his ultimate fate, and his addiction keeps the cause of death from being a total surprise. -Chuck Palahniuk

 

What is addiction, really? It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress. It is a language that tells us about a plight that must be understood. -Alice Miller

 

A lot of people think that addiction is a choice. A lot of people think it’s a matter of will. That has not been my experience. I don’t find it to have anything to do with strength. -Matthew Perry

 

The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree marks an arrested development in man’s moral nature. -Thorstein Veblen

 

All behavioral or mood disorders – including depression, OCD, ADHD and addiction – have some neurochemical components, but sufferers can still work to overcome them. -Jeffrey Kluger

Short Addiction Sayings

 

She goes from one addiction to another. All are ways for her to not feel her feelings. -Ellen Burstyn

 

What I’ve learned to do is arrest my addiction – arrest it myself, so I don’t get arrested. -Rodney King

 

All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation. -W. H. Auden

 

People who have never had an addiction don’t understand how hard it can be. -Payne Stewart

 

Addiction- When you can give up something any time, as long as it’s next Tuesday. -Nikki Sixx

 

First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. -Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

Top 10 Addiction Sayings

  1. First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. -Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
  2. Addiction begins with the hope that something “out there” can instantly fill up the emptiness inside. -Jean Kilbourne
  3. Addiction – When you can give up something any time, as long as it’s next Tuesday. -Nikki Sixx
  4. What I’ve learned to do is arrest my addiction – arrest it myself, so I don’t get arrested. -Rodney King
  5. At first, addiction is maintained by pleasure, but the intensity of this pleasure gradually diminishes and the addiction is then maintained by the avoidance of pain. -Frank Tallis
  6. Smoking sucks! The one thing I would say to my kid is, ‘It’s not just that it’s bad for you. Do you want to spend the rest of your life fighting a stupid addiction to a stupid thing that doesn’t even really give you a good buzz? -Katherine Heigl
  7. Addiction isn’t about substance – you aren’t addicted to the substance, you are addicted to the alteration of mood that the substance brings. -Susan Cheever
  8. People who have never had an addiction don’t understand how hard it can be. -Payne Stewart
  9. I think that addiction is a very, very important thing that has to be treated, but has to be treated as a health problem and not as a police problem. -Wagner Moura
  10. The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones. -Somerset Maugham

Top 10 Sayings for Addiction Recovery

Here are Top 10 sayings for addiction recovery. If you are addicted to something, you can read these sayings daily to quit your addictions easily.

  1. If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime. – Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  2. Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell. – Carrie Fisher
  3. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. – Robert Collier
  4. Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. – Carl Bard
  5. I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. – Muhammad Ali
  6. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford
  7. If things go wrong, don’t go with them. – Roger Babson
  8. Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is! – Anne Frank
  9. It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela
  10. Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson

 

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