Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco--The Ultimate Quotation Collection

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Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco—The Ultimate Quotation Collection


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85 Page Quotation Collection on Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco

This 85 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.

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Sample Quotes on Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco:

Forecast for tonight: Alcohol, low standards and poor decisions.

Weather Poster

Research says that youthful binge drinking can have lasting consequences.

They are called ‘children.’

--Jim Barach

Alcoholism isn’t a spectator sport. Eventually the whole family gets to play.

--Joyce Roberta-Burditt

Avoid using cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs as alternatives to being an interesting person.

—Marilyn vos Savant

People who will try anything once may not get a second chance.


One reason I don’t drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.

--Lady Astor

It never occurred to me to stop using drugs. The classic agony of addiction. You can’t stop and you can’t go on. The pain of living without drugs was as bad as the pain of living with drugs. When you use drugs in such a willful way, you’re transgressing some elemental code. You’re destroying yourself, and body and soul recoils at it....Unfortunately...there is only one conclusion, and that is death (by misadventure).

--Marianne Faithfull

An awful lot of…young women at our very best colleges are being traumatized by what takes place during so much…mindless, drunken partying when they’re steeped in alcohol, which brings out the least engaging aspects of their young selves.

--Caitlin Flanagan

Alcoholic joys are brief—the results are lasting.


When you drink a little bit, alcohol seems like Popeye’s spinach working through your system. It makes you stronger, smarter, funnier, bigger.

It’s all an illusion, of course—but it feels absolutely real while you’re in the middle of it, from the inside looking out.

Keep drinking though, and that illusion will shatter like a crystal bowl dropped 50 stories onto solid marble. And if you imbibe booze way beyond your capacity to handle it, Popeye’s spinach turns into crippling kryptonite.

Your ability to think and reason short-circuits. You can’t even speak, as your tongue triples in weight and your words begin to slur. Your coordination abandons you, and you’re having as much trouble walking in a straight line as you did when you were 18 months old....Just know that when you drink to a certain point, there’s always a chance that when you surrender to the kryptonite, it won’t just make you sound silly or give you a splitting headache—it will kill you.

--Richard Roeper

Jellinek’s disease (alcoholism) is responsible for:

50 percent of all auto fatalities

80 percent of all home violence

30 percent of all suicides

60 percent of all child abuse

65 percent of all drownings

It is estimated that when a woman contracts the disease, her husband leaves her in nine out of ten cases; when a man contracts it, his wife leaves in one out of ten cases.

--Kathleen Whalen Fitzgerald

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