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.
An alcoholic is someone you don't like who drinks as much as you do.
Alcohol is a very patient drug. It will wait for the alcoholic to pick it up one more time.
People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.
Men are nicotine soaked, beer besmirched, whiskey greased, red-eyed devils.
I can't convince you to put the drink down if you're an alcoholic, you have to want to do that. I can't convince you to stop eating the cookies when you're a diabetic. You have to do that. And that takes responsibility.
What can I say, I'm an alcoholic. It's what I do.
Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.
The federal government cannot maintain a budget surplus any more than an alcoholic can leave a fresh bottle of whiskey untouched in the cupboard.
It is the unbroken testimony of all history that alcoholic liquors have been used by the strongest, wisest, handsomest, and in every way best races of all times.
My admiration for the phenomenon of Alcoholics Anonymous is boundless.
When a woman drinks it's as if an animal were drinking, or a child. Alcoholism is scandalous in a woman, and a female alcoholic is rare, a serious matter. It's a slur on the divine in our nature.
More than most people, the alcoholic leads a double life. He is very much the actor
My makeup wasn't smeared, I wasn't disheveled, I behaved politely, and I never finished off a bottle, so how could I be alcoholic?
Those years on the golf course as a caddie, boy, those people were something. They were vulgar, some were alcoholics, racist, they were very difficult people to deal with. A lot of them didn't have a sense of humor.
Today, if you're not an alcoholic, you're nobody.
My mother was a professional sick person; she took a lot of pain pills. There are many people like that. It's just how they are used to getting attention. I always remember she's the daughter of alcoholics who'd leave her alone at Christmas time.
The Teen Challenge ministry was born out of those humble early days of ministry. It now includes over 500 drug and alcohol rehab centers around the world, even in Muslim countries. These include homes for girls and women addicts and alcoholics, all which are reaching many.
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
One of the cruelest judgments sustained against me is that I have spoken out as a recovered alcoholic to stimulate my acting career.
I definitely think we should not serve alcoholic beverages at the lunch break.
I once had a lot of hatred, mainly toward my father, an alcoholic.
Nor do we begin to have a clear appreciation of what the increase in consumption of alcoholic beverages in wartime means in increased risk, and in loss of efficiency to the fighting and working forces of the country.
I just wrote one song at a time. Kinda like an alcoholic. One day at a time.
Before Footloose, the things I'd done weren't cute. In Diner I was an alcoholic.
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