Drug misuse is not a disease; it’s a decision, like the decision to step out in front of a moving car. You would call that not a disease but an error of judgement. Philip K. Dick
Bacchus has drowned more men than Neptune Giuseppe Garibaldi
Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out. Timothy Leary
There is only one reason why men become addicted to drugs, they are weak men. Only strong men are cured, and they cure themselves. Martin H. Fischer, German-born U.S. physician and author.
Cocaine isn’t habit-forming. I should know—I’ve been using it for years. Tallulah Bankhead, U.S. actress.
Our country has deliberately undertaken a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose. Herbert Hoover, U.S. president referring to Prohibition.
Drugs have taught an entire generation of American kids the metric system. P.J. O’Rourke, writer.
Annual drug deaths: tobacco: 395,000, alcohol: 125,000, ‘legal’ drugs: 38,000, illegal drug overdoses: 5,200, marijuana: 0. Considering government subsidies of tobacco, just what is our government protecting us from in the drug war? William Turnbow
Consider first the addict. Legalizing drugs might increase the number of addicts, though it is not certain that it would. Forbidden fruit is attractive, particularly to the young. More important, many persons are deliberately made into drug addicts by pushers, who now give likely prospects their first doses free. It pays the pusher to do so because, once hooked, the addict is a captive customer. If drugs were legally available, any possible profit from such inhumane activity would largely disappear, since the addict could buy from a cheaper source. Milton Friedman
The only law the narcoterrorists don’t break is the law of supply and demand. Virgilio Barco Vargas ex-president of Columbia.
The idea that the creative endeavour and mind-altering substances are entwined is one of the great pop-intellectual myths of our time … Substance abusing writers are just substance abusers – common garden variety drunks and druggies, in other words. Any claims that the drugs and alcohol are necessary to dull a finer sensibility are just the usual self-serving bullshit. I’ve heard alcoholic snowplough drivers make the same claim, that they drink to still the demons. Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (2001)
A woman drove me to drink and I never even had the courtesy to thank her. W.C. Fields
It’s not a war on drugs, it’s a war on personal freedom. Keep that in mind at all times. Bill Hicks