No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation.
If four or five guys tell you that you’re drunk, even though you know you haven’t had a thing to drink, the least you can do is to lie down a little while.
This is one of the disadvantages of wine: it makes a man mistake words for thought.
Minimum sales prices for alcohol are a startlingly bad idea. As with excise duties, the effects are regressive.
But there is no withdrawal, but with tobacco there is terrible withdrawal, it is almost impossible for a lot of people. I did , I went cold turkey, they never had any patches in those days but grass was not difficult, alcohol not difficult, but tobacco – oh my god.
According to Teenage Research Unlimited, 51 percent of 13-15 year olds say they will be faced with making a decision regarding alcohol in the next three months.
One reason I don’t drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.
Drugs, alcohol and ego. They are a bad mix.
I do like beer, but lately I’ve started drinking non-alcoholic beer and I like the taste of it and I don’t get the alcohol, so that’s a good alternative also.
I think your alcohol intake has to change. You know, usually a big person feels they can drink anything they want to and as much as they want to and I’ve cut that way back.
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.
I worry about the kids who have too much. As a parent living in a so-called good neighborhood with children who went to private high school, I found myself spending much time in parent groups worrying about alcohol, unsupervised parties, and parents not being parents.
Marian Wright Edelman
Everybody needs a way out of that pain. Many people choose drugs and alcohol. Some people obsessively exercise or develop strange dietary habits, which is what I did. At least it got me toward a path of healthier living.
Just as the process of repealing national alcohol prohibition began with individual states repealing their own prohibition laws, so individual states must now take the initiative with respect to repealing marijuana prohibition laws.
Alcohol and drug addiction are problems, and we should use outside agencies that know the business. They do business all over the country. Why don’t we contract them to do it? See, we should be in certain businesses.
Richard M. Daley
One day my wife went and saw the accountant and said she’s pulling the plug. She said you guys are done. I said, how bad can it be? 10 grand? She said you’re not even close. It came out to almost $50,000 in alcohol for two months.
But when alcohol comes in, start running. Because there’s a demon there, and it goes back to her childhood.
There’d never been a more advantageous time to be a criminal in America than during the 13 years of Prohibition. At a stroke, the American government closed down the fifth largest industry in the United States – alcohol production – and just handed it to criminals – a pretty remarkable thing to do.
Some parents let their kids sleep at other people’s houses, where they drink alcohol, watch TV for hours and God knows what else. But if you say you have to get all A’s and practice the violin for two hours, then they consider that abusive. That upsets me.
Where ever I go, there I am. Drunk.
Rita E. Torres
When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn’t need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle.
I don’t smoke marijuana anymore. I don’t drink. Marijuana is a handicap. So is alcohol. Alcohol is a terrible handicap. But in spite of being a handicap, it shouldn’t be criminal.
I do like to have fun. I don’t need alcohol to have fun.
I’m not really the party person. I don’t ‘become myself’ once I’m drunk. I don’t use alcohol to be happy.
I’m glad now, at age 66, that I never used alcohol or tobacco… I’ve buried a lot of friends who used tobacco or alcohol.
Kids are going to try drugs and alcohol; that’s part of society.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Chess: It’s like alcohol. It’s a drug. I have to control it, or it could overwhelm me. I have a regular Monday night game at my home, and I do play a little online.
I had such a wonderful life before drugs and alcohol abuse. I’ve got that life back now and plan to keep it. Maybe I had to go through what I did to get to this point, to appreciate this life more.
You got to realise that when I was 20 years old, I had a house, a Mercedes, a Corvette and a million dollars in the bank before I could buy alcohol legally.
‘Comfy,’ that’s one of the worst words! I just picture a woman feeling bad, with a big bottle of alcohol, really puffy. It’s really depressing, but she likes her life because she has comfortable clogs.
No animal ever invented anything so bad as drunkeness – or so good as drink.
Even though a number of people have tried, no one has yet found a way to drink for a living.
We borrowed golf from Scotland as we borrowed whiskey. Not because it is Scottish, but because it is good.
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