While addiction is no laughing matter, here are 11 quotes which are either humorous or attempt to make a good point.  Enjoy!

1.  “Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.”  — George Carlin (American comedian)

2.  “I admire addicts. In a world where everybody is waiting for some blind, random disaster, or some sudden disease, the addict has the comfort of knowing what will most likely wait for him down the road. He’s taken some control over his ultimate fate, and his addiction keeps the cause of death from being a total surprise.”  — Chuck Palahniuk  (American satirist)

3.  “Why is it drug addicts and computer aficionados are both called users?”  — Clifford Stoll (author)

4.  “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

5.  “Don’t do drugs because if you do drugs you’ll go to prison, and drugs are really expensive in prison.”  — John Hardwick

6.  “Drugs have taught an entire generation of American kids the metric system.”  — P.J. O’Rourke

7.  “Did you know America ranks the lowest in education but the highest in drug use?  It’s nice to be number one, but we can fix that.  All we need to do is start the war on education.  If it’s anywhere near as successful as our war on drugs, in no time we’ll all be hooked on phonics.”  — Leighann Lord

8.  “In the 1960s, people took acid to make the world weird.  Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make it normal.”   — Author Unknown

9.  “Before you can break out of prison, you must realize you are locked up.”  — Author Unknown

10. ”At bottom is the best soil to sow and grow something new again.  In that sense, hitting bottom, while extremely painful, is also the sowing ground.”  — Author Unknown

11. “You know you’re an alcoholic when you misplace things … like a decade.”  — Paul Williams (American songwriter and composer)


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