An alcoholic doesn’t solve grief, he or she simply drinks to forget the grief. This dangerous cycle of getting back to grief and then drinking to forget the grief goes forever, till your life crumbles on your own weight.
They say, there is a drink for every particular mood. What they fail to say is how that addiction can slowly destroy your life in the blink of your eye.
The first step towards alcohol recovery if you fear losing someone because of this addictive behavior is to first acknowledge that there exists a problem.
Secondly, to realize that alcohol cannot solve that permanently. At the maximum, it can give you temporary pain relief with so many potential side effects.
I hope our quotes about alcoholism help you understand that alcoholism is not a body habit but a mental peace problem. Solve that, then the route to recovery is easier than you fear.
Best Alcoholism Quotes and Sayings
Alcoholism is a devastating, potentially fatal disease. The primary symptom of having it is telling everyone–including yourself–that you are not an alcoholic.
– Herbert l. Gravitz
Alcoholism is an imperfect spiritual longing.
– Tom Robbins
One key symptom of alcoholism is that the individual comes to need a drink for every mood–one to calm down, one to perk up, one to celebrate, one to deal with disappointment, and so on.
– Phyllis A. Balch
The first step toward recovery from alcoholism is the recognition that a problem exists. Once the problem drinker breaks through denial and admits to having a problem, a range of treatment options become available.
– JEFFREY S. NEVID
Alcoholism is a well documented pathological reaction to unresolved grief.
– David Cook
Alcoholism is a disease of the whole person.
– MAURICE GELINAS
Physicians who are familiar with alcoholism agree there is no such thing as making a normal drinker out of an alcoholic.
– ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Alcoholism is the disease of more.
– Caroline Knapp
Alcoholism is the only disease that you can get yelled at for having.
– Mitch Hedberg
Alcohol does not solve problems but becomes a problem in itself.
– Amit Abraham
I became a very angry person and it was all due to alcoholism.
– Christopher Atkins
Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.
– Bob Marley
Drunkenness is temporary suicide.
– Bertrand Russell
A drinking man’s someone who wants to forget he isn’t still young and believing.
– Tennessee Williams
Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
Alcoholism and drug addiction are killer of mental and physical health. Alcoholic and drug addicts are killing themselves slowly.
– Dr T.P.Chia
A drinker has a hole under his nose that all his money runs into.
– Thomas Fuller
Alcohol is a good preservative for everything but brains.
– Mary Pettibone Poole
Alcoholism is a choice… not a life sentence.
– David Norman
Alcoholism is a thief of health, mental sanity and human dignity.
– Dr T.P.Chia
Alcoholism is above all a disease of denial.
– David Stafford
Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
– George Bernard Shaw
Alcoholism or addiction is a disease because it fits the definition of disease. It is progressive and chronic, and left untreated, it will kill.
– Irene Tomkinson
Alcohol is a very patient drug. It will wait for the alcoholic to pick it up one more time.
– Mercedes McCambridge
When the wine goes in, strange things come out.
– Friedrich Schiller
The first thing in the human personality that dissolves in alcohol is dignity.
The intermediate stage between socialism and capitalism is alcoholism.
– Norman Brenner
Alcohol is the cause of all my problems.
– Jayson Williams
Alcoholism does more havoc than three historical scourge together; famine, plague and war.
– William Gladstone
Alcohol decimated the working class and so many people.
– Martin Scorsese
I hope our quotes on alcoholism inspired you.
Share it with your loved ones, in social circles, and let them know that ‘alcohol does not solve problems, but becomes a problem in itself’.