Quotes and awareness

“For as long as you’re here, We’re not
You make the sound of laughter
…And sharpened nails seem softer
And I need you now, somehow
And I need you now, somehow

Open fire
On my needs designed
On my knees for you
Open fire
On my knees desires
What I need from you…”
silverchair

 
These song lyrics are very deep, very real and very powerful. This is the embodiment of addiction. Food addiction or weight obsession, alcoholism, illegal or prescription drugs – all addiction.
 
As Donesha and I embark on a journey of bringing awareness through writing: from depression to self-esteem, we only hope to inspire, shed light and uplift someone even if only one person.
 
On Monday, Donesha will be sharing a poem and we will also share some motivational tips and tools concerning addiction.
 
Tonight, I will share one of my favorite things – quotes:
 
 
  
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.
Ralph Nader
 

“You can’t take flight without looking up and letting go.”She Who Weaves the Web

 
Without an understanding of myth or religion, without an understanding of the relationship between destruction and creation, death and rebirth, the individual suffers the mysteries of life as meaningless mayhem alone. – Marion Woodman
 “Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.”
Ayn Rand Quote for Overcoming Addiction
 
 
Women have come a long way over the past 20 years, but in substance abuse and addiction, women have come the wrong way.~ Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
 
 
Age at first use is an important predictor of the potential for serious substance abuse problems later in life. The increase in the proportion of admissions for drug use before age 13 should be a wake-up call to parents to speak with their children early and often about the dangers of drug use.~ Charles Curie

 
 
Parents, in particular, must understand that problem gambling can be as devastating as substance abuse. There are often unintended negative consequences associated with problem gambling, and we recognize that problem gambling touches a broad range of people.~ Steve Hedrick

 

Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.
Drew Barrymore

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Again, hopefully you were inspired or found something insightful  for yourself or someone who is struggling.

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