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Conversation Inspiration

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Wayne Dyer
It isn’t the things that happen to us in our lives that cause us to suffer, it’s how we relate to the things that happen to us that causes us to suffer.
Pema Chödrön
You must give up the life you had planned, in order to have the life that is waiting for you.
Joseph Campbell
Prescription drug abuse is like prep school for heroin abuse.
Thomas McLellan, Treatment Research Institute
The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope.
Russell Brand
You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.
Brené Brown
If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.
Lau Tzu
The inability to stop is the essence of what addiction is, … my favorite drug was more and all.
Nora Volkow, Director of NIDA
Anyone who has lived through it, or those who are now living through it, knows that caring about an addict is as complex and fraught and debilitating as addiction itself.
David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy
…there are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths.
…one of the primary differences between alcoholics and nonalcoholics is that nonalcoholics change their behavior to meet their goals and alcoholics change their goals to meet their behaviors.
Alcoholics Anonymous
Not feeling is no replacement for reality. Your problems today are still your problems tomorrow.
Larry Michael Dredla
That’s one thing Earthlings might learn to do, if they tried hard enough: Ignore the awful times and concentrate on the good ones.
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
When something or someone is no longer bringing you up, but pulling you down—it’s time to let go.
Mandy Hale
Alcohol ruined me financially and morally, broke my heart and the hearts of too many others. Even though it did this to me and it almost killed me and I haven’t touched a drop of it in seventeen years, sometimes I wonder if I could get away with drinking some now. I totally subscribe to the notion that alcoholism is a mental illness because thinking like that is clearly insane.
Craig Ferguson

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