Brainy quotes on Addiction

“Addiction isn’t about substance – you aren’t addicted to the substance, you are addicted to the alteration of mood that the substance brings.” Susan Cheever

(Is pain relief considered an alteration of mood?)

“A lot of people think that addiction is a choice. A lot of people think it’s a matter of will. That has not been my experience. I don’t find it to have anything to do with strength.” Matthew Perry

“Although the Chinese had used opium as a medicine, there was no widespread addiction before the British arrived.” Robert Trout

“Not everybody is comfortable with the idea that politics is a guilty addiction. But it is.” Hunter S. Thompson

“I have a writing addiction.” Prince

“When I have a creative insight, there is a high. I think back in the day, I made music as much as I did because it made me feel so good. I think you could argue that there is a creative addiction – but, you know, the healthy kind.” Lauryn Hill

“My bulimia was my addiction. Hurting myself was my addiction… The music is what saved me. That’s the only thing I can trust.” Nicole Scherzinger

“Romantic love is an addiction.” Helen Fisher

“MySpace is an addiction.” Paulo Coelho

“I think golf is literally an addiction. I’m surprised there’s not Golf Anonymous.” Larry David

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