In fact, street gangs are the primary distributor of illegal drugs in the United States.
Wine is at the head of all medicines; where wine is lacking, drugs are necessary.
The most terrible thing about materialism, even more terrible than its proneness to violence, is its boredom, from which sex, alcohol, drugs, all devices for putting out the accusing light of reason and suppressing the unrealizable aspirations of love, offer a prospect of deliverance.
A great book provides escapism for me. The artistry and the creativity in a story are better than any drugs.
Drugs are marvelous if you want to escape, but reality is so rich, why escape?
The most insidious influence on the young is not violence, drugs, tobacco, drink or sexual perversion, but our pursuit of the trivial and our tolerance of the third rate.
We know that if we can prevent kids from trying drugs in their teenage years, we dramatically reduce the likelihood that they will go on to have problems later in life.
Your denial is beneath you, and thanks to the use of hallucinogenic drugs, I see through you.
A Rescuer isnt always a person. Addictions to alcohol or drugs, sexual addiction, workaholismall the ways we numb outcan rescue the Victim from feeling his or her own feelings.
Drinking, eating, shopping,revenge,,rebound sex,drugs or whatever your poison may be will number the pain - but that's all.
The experiences which drugs induce are as far removed from Reality as is a mirage, from water. No matter how much you pursue the mirage, you will never quench your thirst, and the search for Truth through drugs must end in disillusionment.
I think hard drugs are disgusting. But I must say, I think marijuana is pretty lightweight.
Drugs have nothing to do with the creation of music. In fact, they are dumb and self indulgent. Kind of like sucking your thumb!
Drugs are a bet with the mind
Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures
When he saw what drugs or alcohol or unwanted pregnancy did to kids he fell in love with, he realized there had to be a straight path
Over the last decade or so 'wars' have been proclaimed, in turn, on teen pregnancy, dropping out, drugs, and most recently violence. The trouble with such campaigns, though, is that they come too late, after the targeted problem has reached epidemic proportions and taken firm root in the lives of the young. They are crisis intervention, the equivalent of solving a problem by sending an ambulance to the rescue rather than giving an inoculation that would ward off the disease in the first place. Instead of more such 'wars,' what we need is to follow the logic of prevention, offering our children the skills for facing life that will increase their chances of avoiding any and all of these fates
In medicine, as in statecraft and propaganda, words are sometimes the most powerful drugs we can use.
And we used to do a lot of drugs and get very drunk on very cheap wine.
I am not naturally that thin, so I had to go through everything from using drugs to diet pills to laxatives to fasting. Those were my main ways of controlling my weight.
If you can relax without liquor, If you can sleep without the aid of drugs, Then, you are almost as good as your dog.
No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're
looking for the sources of our troubles,we shouldn't test people for drugs, we
should test them for stupidity, ignorance,greed and love of power.
There are a lot of mental cases [on the streets]. A lot of them have schizophrenia and they tend to use drugs a lot.
Fiction is one of the few experiences where loneliness can be both confronted and relieved. Drugs, movies where stuff blows up, loud parties -- all these chase away loneliness by making me forget my name's Dave and I live in a one-by-one box of bone no other party can penetrate or know. Fiction, poetry, music, really deep serious sex, and, in various ways, religion -- these are the places (for me) where loneliness is countenanced, stared down, transfigured, treated.
At the time the volatility of your innate short temper was exacerbated by the aftermath of your abuse of illicit drugs,