Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
-Carl Jung (1875 – 1961)

All excess is ill, but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men. It reveals secrets, is quarrelsome, lascivious, impudent, dangerous and bad.
-William Penn

For me, A.A. is a synthesis of all the philosophy I’ve ever read, all of the positive, good philosophy, all of it based on love. I have seen that there is only one law, the law of love, and there are only two sins; the first is to interfere with the growth of another human being, and the second is to interfere with one’s own growth.
-Anon: from “He Who Loses His Life” in the Second Edition of Alcoholics Anonymous”

“A boy is invincible. Then he drinks and drives and he finds out that his friend isn’t.”
-Anon.

I became a very angry person and it was all due to alcoholism.
-Christopher Atkins