Rehab Quotes

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Carrie Fisher
Karl Marx: "Religion is the opiate of the masses."

Carrie Fisher: "I did masses of opiates religiously.”
Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge

Craig Ferguson
“Whether I or anyone else accepted the concept of alcoholism as a disease didn't matter; what mattered was that when treated as a disease, those who suffered from it were most likely to recover.”
Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

Craig Ferguson
“I told her that I didn't want to take any drugs. That I had come here not to take drugs.

"Listen," she said, not unkindly, "up until now I would say that ninety-nine percent of all the narcotics you have taken in your life you bought from guys you didn't know, in bathrooms or on street corners, something like that. Correct?"

I nodded.

"Well these guys could have been selling you salt or strychnine. They didn't care. They wanted your money. I don't care about your money, and, unlike your previous suppliers, I went to college to study just the right drugs to give to people like you in order to help you get better. So, bearing all that in mind ... Take the fucking drugs!"

I took the drugs.”
Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

Dina Kucera
“My daughter, Carly, has been in and out of drug treatment facilities since she was thirteen. Every time she goes away, I have a routine: I go through her room and search for drugs she may have left behind. We have a laugh these days because Carly says, “So you were lookingfor drugs I might have left behind? I’m a drug addict, Mother. We don’t leave drugs behind, especially if we’re going into treatment. We do all the drugs. We don’t save drugs back for later. If I have drugs, I do them. All of them. If I had my way, we would stop for more drugs on the way to rehab, and I would do them in the parking lot of the treatment center.”
Dina Kucera, Everything I Never Wanted to Be

Craig Ferguson
“The worst gift I was given is when I got out of rehab that Christmas; a bottle of wine. It was delicious.”
Craig Ferguson

Craig Ferguson
“Gillette--The best a man can get."

I stared at the screen. What happened to me? I was meant to be one of those guys, vigorous and athletic and successful and, most of all, American. I was going to walk on the moon, be a movie star or a rock got or a comedian. I was going to have an amazing life and kids with Helen and die like Chaplin a thousand years from now in my Beverly Hills mansion surrounded by my adoring family, with the grieving world media standing by. Instead, I was just another show-business mediocrity. A drunk who shat his pants and ran for help.

My life had been careless and selfish. Pleasure in the moment was my only thought, my solitary motivation. I had disappointed whoever had been foolish enough to love me, and left them scarred.

I was a very long way from being the best a man can get.”
Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

Craig Ferguson
“I found the prospect daunting, but somehow comforting, too, because the counselors insisted it could be done, and, after all, many of them were recovering alcoholics themselves.”
Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

Lauren Beukes
“So are you an inmate or a rubbernecker?" she asks.

"Rubbernecker," I answer without hesitation. "You?"

"I'm a screw. Or on staff, anyway. Used to be an inmate. Repeat offender. Crimes against my body. Puking sickness followed by heroin, which led to more puking sickness." I'd be surprised at her forthrightness, but that's addicts for you. The twelve steps crack 'em open and then they can't shut up.”
Lauren Beukes, Zoo City

Craig Ferguson
“Jimmy put in a word and told them that if I made it, I wouldn't be able to live with myself without paying them back. That I'd sooner die than owe anyone money for helping me.

Apparently Jimmy knew more about me at that point than I knew about myself.”
Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

“Now is now. There is nothing but now... This, right here, is all there is.”
Nic Sheff, Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Addiction denied is recovery delayed.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Drunkards have a problem, not with sobriety, but with reality.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Each body is different
Therefore each rehabilitation must be different”
Joerg Teichmann

Augusten Burroughs
“And it hits me, the reason for all the metaphors in recovery. Because the bald truth would be too terrifying. What she's saying is I may need an all-new career and all-new friends. 85”
Augusten Burroughs, Dry

Rob Dinsmoor
“Procrastination has been a boon to my sobriety. I keep thinking I'd like to go out and get really trashed some night--but not tonight. It's really a variant of "One Step at a Time.”
Rob Dinsmoor, You Can Leave Anytime

Amy Reed
“The first week is the hardest. Then little by little the world opens up, and you realize there are all these people around you with their own needs that have nothing to do with you. Then you forget, and everything’s about you again. And maybe that cycle continues for the rest of your life. Maybe the world keeps expanding and contracting. Maybe you know you’re well when it finally stays the same size.”
Amy Reed, Clean

“A positive approach gives you control over any circumstances.
Be positive to start your rehab. The results won't let you down.
Be positive to overcome your fear and you will win.”
Joerg Teichmann

Jerzy Pilch
“In the Alco Ward a dispute had broken out over plagiarism. Incidentally, when I arrived there for the first time I did not have the slightest notion that I was crossing the threshold of a creative writing program, that I was entering a community of people of the pen, of writers who were incessantly creating their alcoholic autobiographies, recording their innermost feeling in cheap sixty-page notebooks that were called emotional journals, laboriously assembling their drunkard's confessions.”
Jerzy Pilch, The Mighty Angel

“Back in those days I was stoned almost twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The difference today is that there is nothing you or anyone else could say to persuade me to inhale enough even to fill a flea’s lung with cannabis. It’s actually impossible to measure how fantastic I feel.”
Chris Sullivan, The Joy of Quitting Cannabis: Freedom From Marijuana

Dana Marton
“You can’t just walk up to a stand of unsuspecting oaks and start touching. They’d think you’re getting fresh with them.”
Dana Marton, Silent Threat

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“It almost never takes a pleasant state of mind to desire to be high or drunk.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“It is way less foolish to throw your money away than it is to use it to buy and then consume things such as cigarettes.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some people would not be nearly as creative or hardworking as they are, if they were not working to feed their addictions.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Augusten Burroughs
“How are you feeling?' [Rae, rehab therapist] asks. … I tell her about how reading [my letter] in front of people upset me. That I'm realizing I don't like to feel things, don't want to feel pain or fear. … I tell her my most recent observation of rehab, in terms of how it works. How it sort of sneaks up on you. They way somebody will say some dumb affirmation and then later in group, somebody will say, 'I didn't buy that affirmation you said at all,' and there will be a heated argument and somebody will be reduced to tears. And how all of this will bring something up inside of you, wake something up. And you have some insight you wouldn't have had otherwise. It's very odd and nonlinear and organic. And yet it's real.”
Augusten Burroughs, Dry

Augusten Burroughs
“And it hits me, the reason for all the metaphors in recovery. Because the bald truth would too terrifying. What she's saying is I may need an all-new career and all-new friends. p 85”
Augusten Burroughs, Dry

Augusten Burroughs
“The thought that usually accompanied these words was, *Because I need a drink.* Now it's because I need to go *talk* about needing a drink. It's like alcohol gets in the way even when it's out of the way. ~104”
Augusten Burroughs, Dry
tags: aa, rehab

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Alcohol is some people’s pillar of weakness.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“In rehabilitation there is no elevator. You have to take every step meaning one step at a time.”
Joerg Teichmann

“Many people would love to change others, or they wished they can change their spouses. How do you know it's not them but you who needs a change?”
Beta Metani'Marashi

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