Thought For The Day

Today’s quotes surround the demon of addiction and are some great ones I found after writing yesterday’s article about addicts saying “I’ve Got This!” and then falling into yet another hopeless relapse…

“More than once I’ve thought “I’ve Got This!” “I know everything there is to know about recovery and addiction.” I’ve dealt with all my issues…I don’t really need to do any more work on myself.” Yep that usually happens right before I fall flat on my arse.” (Anonymous sober individual)

“Addiction is a monster. It lives inside and feeds off you, takes from you, controls you, and destroys you. “It’s a beast that tears you apart, rips out your soul, and laughs at your weakness. It is a stone wall that stands to keep you in and the rest out. It is a shadow that always lurks behind you, waiting to strike. Addiction lives in everyone’s ind, sitting, staring, waiting….a prisoner in your body!” (Anonymous sober individual)

“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)

“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)

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

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson