Drug Opioid Addiction Paintings – Abstract Paintings On Substance Addiction


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Many people do not realize that they have an addiction to a substance until they try to quit. One of the harshest realities is to acknowledge that you have an addiction. While this chapter in your life may be scary, know that you are not alone. Plenty of others have gone through the same process, and know what you are going through.

“It’s not the drugs that make a drug addict. It’s the need to escape reality.” — Unknown
“Addiction begins with the hope that something ‘out there’ can instantly fill up the emptiness inside.” — Jean Kilbourne
“Additions started out like magical pets, pocket monsters. They did extraordinary tricks, showed you things you hadn’t seen, were fun. But came, through some gradual dire alchemy, to make decisions for you. Eventually, they were making your most crucial life decisions. And they were less intelligent than goldfish.” — William Gibson
“At every stage, addiction is driven by one of the most powerful, mysterious, and vital forces of human existence. What drives addiction is longing — a longing not just of brain, belly or loin, but finally of the heart.” — Cornelius Plantinga
“Addiction is the only prison where the locks are on the inside.” — Unknown
“Addiction – when you can give up something any time, as long as it’s next Tuesday.” — Nikki Sixx
“At first, addiction is maintained by pleasure, but the intensity of the pleasure gradually diminishes and the addiction is then maintained by the avoidance of pain.” — Frank Tallis
“We don’t choose to be addicted; what we choose to do is deny our pain.” — Unknown
“Quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it a hundred times.” — Mark Twain
“Addiction is just a way of trying to get at something else. Something bigger. Call it transcendence if you want, but it’s a rat in a maze. We all want the same thing. We all have this hole. The thing you want offers relief, but it’s a trap.” — Tess Callahan
“I didn’t even know I was addicted until I tried to stop.” — Unknown
“The priority of any addict is to anesthetize the pain of living to ease the passage of day with some purchased relief.” — Russell Brand
“Imagine trying to live without air. Now imagine something worse.” — Amy Reed
“Addiction: the disease that makes you too selfish to see the havoc that you created or care about the people whose lives you shattered.” — Unknown