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Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country. Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users.
It is hard to understand addiction unless you have experienced it.
MySpace is an addiction.
I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy.
Drugs are merely the most obvious form of addiction in our society. Drug addiction is one of the things that undermines traditional values.
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?'
I've seen firsthand the terrible consequences of drug abuse. My heart is with all who suffer from addiction and the terrible consequences for their families.
As we celebrate Recovery Month, it is time for Congress to knock down the barriers to treatment and recovery for 26 million Americans suffering the ravages of alcohol and drug addiction.
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.
People should watch out for three things: avoid a major addiction, don't get so deeply into debt that it controls your life, and don't start a family before you're ready to settle down.
It's an addiction... and addiction is something I should know something about.
I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction.
She goes from one addiction to another. All are ways for her to not feel her feelings.
A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.
The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree marks an arrested development in man's moral nature.
We are taught to consume. And that's what we do. But if we realized that there really is no reason to consume, that it's just a mind set, that it's just an addiction, then we wouldn't be out there stepping on people's hands climbing the corporate ladder of success.
I have the obsessiveness of someone who's a sober, recovering addict displacing his addiction. Except I never had the addiction.
The model of ownership, in a society organized round mass consumption, is addiction.
I'm a former bulimic myself and it's a horrible, horrible addiction.
This dark diction has become America's addiction.
It is time to end the discrimination against people who need treatment for chemical addiction. It is time for Congress to deal with our Nation's number one public health problem.
But actually, my drug addiction thing, I was so stubborn.
The effect of the mass media is not to elicit belief but to maintain the apparatus of addiction.
Although the Chinese had used opium as a medicine, there was no widespread addiction before the British arrived.
Secrecy, once accepted, becomes an addiction.
Life without oil, in fact, would be so different that it is frightening to contemplate. We are addicted, and it is no comfortable addiction.
Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.
For a while, I had this uncontrollable urge - this addiction to danger. Now I look back and I think, 'Gee, what an idiot. I was risking my life just for the sensation of it.'
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