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SAMHSA’s National Helpline | SAMHSA

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Also visit the online treatment locator.

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SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

Also visit the online treatment locator, or send your zip code via text message: 435748 (HELP4U) to find help near you. Read more about the HELP4U text messaging service.

The service is open 24/7, 365 days a year.

English and Spanish are available if you select the option to speak with a national representative. Currently, the 435748 (HELP4U) text messaging service is only available in English.

In 2020, the Helpline received 833,598 calls. This is a 27 percent increase from 2019, when the Helpline received a total of 656,953 calls for the year.

The referral service is free of charge. If you have no insurance or are underinsured, we will refer you to your state office, which is responsible for state-funded treatment programs. In addition, we can often refer you to facilities that charge on a sliding fee scale or accept Medicare or Medicaid. If you have health insurance, you are encouraged to contact your insurer for a list of participating health care providers and facilities.

The service is confidential. We will not ask you for any personal information. We may ask for your zip code or other pertinent geographic information in order to track calls being routed to other offices or to accurately identify the local resources appropriate to your needs.

No, we do not provide counseling. Trained information specialists answer calls, transfer callers to state services or other appropriate intake centers in their states, and connect them with local assistance and support.


Suggested Resources

What Is Substance Abuse Treatment? A Booklet for Families
Created for family members of people with alcohol abuse or drug abuse problems. Answers questions about substance abuse, its symptoms, different types of treatment, and recovery. Addresses concerns of children of parents with substance use/abuse problems.

It’s Not Your Fault (NACoA) (PDF | 12 KB)
Assures teens with parents who abuse alcohol or drugs that, “It’s not your fault!” and that they are not alone. Encourages teens to seek emotional support from other adults, school counselors, and youth support groups such as Alateen, and provides a resource list.

After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department
Aids family members in coping with the aftermath of a relative’s suicide attempt. Describes the emergency department treatment process, lists questions to ask about follow-up treatment, and describes how to reduce risk and ensure safety at home.

Family Therapy Can Help: For People in Recovery From Mental Illness or Addiction
Explores the role of family therapy in recovery from mental illness or substance abuse. Explains how family therapy sessions are run and who conducts them, describes a typical session, and provides information on its effectiveness in recovery.

For additional resources, please visit the SAMHSA Store.

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Evidence-Based Resources About Opioid Overdose

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SAMHSA’s Evidence-Based Practice Resource Center (EBPRC) contains a wide variety of downloadable resources available from SAMHSA and other federal partners about opioid overdose and other substance use and mental health topics to help communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others with the information and tools to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings.


SAMHSA Resources

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) – The use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.

Medications, Counseling, and Related Conditions – Medications approved to treat Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders relieve the withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings that cause chemical imbalances in the body. Medications used for treatment are evidence-based treatment options

Opioid Overdose – Learn the warning signs of opioid overdose and how naloxone and medications for OUD treatment can help treat and prevent it.

Know the Risk of Using Drugs – All drug use comes with risk. Know the facts before letting drugs take their toll on you and your family.

Tips for Teens: The Truth About Opioids – This fact sheet for teens provides facts about opioids. It describes short- and long-term effects and lists signs of opioid use. The fact sheet helps to dispel common myths about opioids. Access sources cited in this fact sheet.

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit -This toolkit offers strategies to health care providers, communities, and local governments for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Access reports for community members, prescribers, patients and families, and those recovering from opioid overdose.

Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Emergency Departments – This guide examines emerging and best practices for initiating medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in emergency departments.

Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Criminal Justice Settings -This guide focuses on using medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in jails and prisons and during the reentry process when justice-involved persons return to the community.

Telehealth for the Treatment of Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders – This guide reviews ways that telehealth modalities can be used to provide treatment for serious mental illness and substance use disorders including opioid overdose among adults.

TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder – This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) reviews the use of the three Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications used to treat OUD—methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine.

Advisory: Opioid Therapy in Patients With Chronic Noncancer Pain Who Are in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders – This advisory addresses screening and assessment tools, nonpharmacologic and nonopioid treatment for chronic pain, and the role of opioid therapy in people with chronic noncancer pain and SUDs.

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Other Federal Resources

Overdose Prevention & Naloxone Manual | HRC – This Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC) manual outlines the process of developing an Overdose Prevention and Education Program that may involve a take-home naloxone component.

Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Opioid Overdose: What’s Working in the United States | CDC (PDF |  11.5 MB) – This CDC document reviews evidence-based strategies to reduce overdose. It explains why these strategies work, the research behind them, and examples of organizations that have put these strategies into practice.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons: A Planning and Implementation Toolkit | National Council of Behavioral Health – Developed by the National Council of Behavioral Health, this guide provides correctional administrators and healthcare providers tools for implementing MAT in correctional settings.

Using Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose in the Workplace: Information for Employers and Workers | CDC (PDF | 785 KB) – This fact sheet helps employers understand the risk of opioid overdose and provides guidance about establishing a workplace naloxone program.

Opioids | HHS – Increased prescription of opioid medications like oxycodone and hydrocodone led to widespread misuse of both prescription and non- prescription opioids. Prevention, treatment, and recovery information is available here to help health professionals and families combat the epidemic.

Opioids | NIDA – Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, morphine, and many others.

Drug Overdose | CDC – Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) supports jurisdictions in collecting high quality, comprehensive, and timely data on nonfatal and fatal overdoses and in using those data to inform prevention and response efforts.

Rx Awareness | CDC – Prescription opioids can be addictive and dangerous. CDC’s Rx Awareness campaign tells the stories of people whose lives were impacted by prescription opioids.

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Top 20 men’s statements about alcohol

What do men talk about? About everything and a little bit about alcohol. Do you want to know the opinion of the greats about him? Go!

Gentlemen prefer “hot”

Winston Churchill is truly a man of legend. His merits in the political field are undeniable, while he managed to achieve success in other areas of life far from public service: he received the Nobel Prize in literature, painted pictures, and his witty remarks remain popular to this day. So what did Churchill say about alcohol – the constant companion of his whole life?

  • “I got a lot more out of alcohol than it took from me.”
  • “First – champagne, and business – then.”
  • “In my youth, I always adhered to one rule – not to take a drop of alcohol into my mouth before dinner. Today I am no longer young and adhere to the rule not to drink at least before breakfast.
  • “Good cognac is like a woman. Do not rush to take it by storm: first pamper it in your hands, warm it, and only then bring it to your lips.
  • “I have everything I need for life: a hot bath, chilled champagne, fresh peas and old cognac.”

By the way, after Winston Churchill first tried the Armenian cognac “Dvin”, it became his favorite drink, consumed with enviable regularity. Some time later, Churchill complained to Joseph Stalin that the “nectar of the gods” had lost its usual taste. It turned out that the master blender, Margar Sedrakyan, was exiled to Siberia. So, thanks to Churchill, the blending masters were not only reinstated, but also awarded the title of Hero of Socialist Labor.

Winston Churchill always knew how to enjoy life, which is partly why cigars and alcohol became his life companions

A word to prominent Americans

Decrees abolished the Dry Law. But we owe the most interesting sayings about alcohol to Benjamin Franklin:

  • “Beer is another proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
  • “In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, and in water there is bacteria.”

Frank Sinatra, an outstanding actor and singer, said the following:

  • “I admit that alcohol is man’s worst enemy, but the Bible tells us to love our enemy, doesn’t it?”
  • “I feel very sorry for people who don’t drink. After all, waking up in the morning, they feel exactly as good as the whole next day.
  • “A good hat, suit, work, and lonely drunkenness on the weekends – these are the decorations of a real man.”

Yes, yes, a hat, a suit, a little booze after a good job and you’re damn attractive already!

But, of course, they are not the only famous Americans whose quotations about alcohol deserve attention: cult musician of our time.

  • “There is no such thing as bad whiskey. It’s just that some whiskeys are better than others,” a quote by William Faulkner, author of The Sound and the Fury and Nobel Prize in Literature winner.
  • “I don’t trust camels and anyone who can go without drinking for a week” – Joe Louis, heavyweight boxing champion of the world.
  • “For alcohol! The source and solution of all problems ”- a toast from Homer Simpson that can defuse any situation.
  • And a bit of philosophy

    The British comedian and musician Dudley Moore rightly remarked that: “Not every drinker is a poet, but many drink precisely because they are not. ” And indeed, how can anyone compare in eloquence with writers and philosophers? So let’s give them the final word:

    • “You can find more philosophy in a bottle of wine than in all world literature,” Louis Pasteur once said.

    In vino veritas! So thought not only the ancient Romans, but also many philosophers and poets who lived after them.

  • “There are better things in the world than alcohol! – You’re right, sir. But alcohol compensates for their absence” – such a dialogue took place between the characters of one of Terry Pratchett’s books.
  • “It’s not for nothing that I drink wine at the end of the day,
    his deaf power is deserved;
    wine takes me deep,
    where I can’t get sober” – it’s impossible not to agree with Igor Guberman on this, isn’t it?
  • But the most poetic lines about alcohol, without a doubt, belong to the pen of Omar Khayyim:

    • Who drinks, where, when and how much, and with whom.
      But if all these reservations are observed,
      Drinking is a sign of wisdom, not a vice at all.”

    What are your favorite alcohol quotes? Tell us about them in the comments.

    Sometimes a glass of wine is all it takes to make life more beautiful

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    Quotes about alcohol

    Prepared by: Dmitry Sirotkin

    I present to you a selection of quotes about alcohol .

    Alcohol is an attractive, but very insidious friend .

    Quotes are summarized by topics: the harm of alcohol, the effect of alcohol, health and alcohol, people and alcohol, alcoholism, women and alcohol, non-drinkers, drunk people, love and alcohol, truth and alcohol, Russians and alcohol, relationships and alcohol , family and alcohol, death and alcohol, New Year and alcohol, evening and alcohol, crimes and alcohol, alcoholic drinks, Santa Claus and alcohol, morning and alcohol, men and alcohol, etc.

    Harmfulness of alcohol

    Wine brutes and beasts a person, hardens him and distracts him from bright thoughts, dulls him. (F. Dostoevsky)

    All epidemics taken together destroy humanity less than drunkenness. (J. Rochard)

    Alcohol is a devilish mixture. (W. Lawson)

    Drunkenness is the most vile evil – it harms the mind, steals health, weakens the spirit, reveals secrets, induces quarrels, insolence and lust. (W. Penn)

    No misfortunes and crimes destroy so many people and national wealth as drunkenness. (F. Bacon)

    Wine destroys the bodily health of people, destroys the mental faculties, destroys the well-being of families and, most terrible of all, destroys the souls of people and their offspring. (L. Tolstoy)

    It is difficult or impossible to grasp the mass of disasters that the consumption of alcohol causes mankind. (F. Erisman)

    Alcohol is the most sworn enemy of the future of the human race. (A. Forel)

    Alcohol is the most vulgar and dangerous drug ever invented. (S. King)

    In a cup, longing seeks relief, cowardice seeks courage, indecisiveness seeks confidence, sadness seeks joy and finds only death. (B. Johnson)

    The beginning of the journey is a glass, the middle is a drinking company, a light drink, a couple of glasses at dinner. The end – in prison for murder while drunk, for embezzlement, in a psychiatric hospital, in a grave from an accidental mild illness. (D. London)

    Alcohol causes much more grief than joy to all mankind, although it is used for the sake of joy. How many talented and strong people have died and are dying because of him. (I. Pavlov)

    Alcohol may be the most dangerous enemy of man, but the Bible says: love your enemy. (F. Sinatra)

    The influence of alcohol

    Drunkenness does not give birth to vices: it reveals them. (Socrates)

    Drunkenness does not create vices, but only exposes them. Every vice is released: the haughty grows arrogant, the cruel – ferocity, the envious – anger. (L.A. Seneca)

    Beauty perishes from wine, youth is shortened by wine. (Horace)

    A person who has drunk too much does not keep secrets and does not keep promises. (M. Cervantes)

    Wine is a great thing. It makes you forget all the bad things. (E. Hemingway)

    Alcohol is good for disinfection. they can clean the surface, or you can erase memories. (R.L. Ratcliffe)

    Almost everything can be infused in alcohol, except for health, happiness and money. (M.W. Little)

    The main plus of alcohol is that under its influence a person is not able to keep a mask. The soul begins to speak. (S. Yesenin)

    Why do people drink? Because after drinking everything is filled with meaning, everything reaches a higher intensity. Conclusion: people drink out of helplessness or in protest. (A. Camus)

    Alcohol kills any microorganism, down to small individuals. (E. Ermolova)

    Intoxicated always lends a hand to us when we fail, when we are weak, when we are tired. But his promises are false: the physical strength that it promises is illusory, spiritual uplift is deceptive. (D. London)

    Health and alcohol

    No body can be so strong that wine cannot damage it. (Plutarch)

    Constant drunkenness is harmful, it spoils the nature of the liver and brain; weakens the nerves, causes nerve disease, sudden death. (Avicenna)

    Many idiots and imbeciles are born from parents who indulge in drunkenness. (F. Bacon)

    Wine is the healthiest and most hygienic drink. (L. Pasteur)

    Health is what my friends drink to until they fall off their feet. (F. Daller)

    We drink to each other’s health and spoil our own health. (D.K. Jerome)

    Alcohol is very useful. He always helps – if not the sick, then the doctor. (B. Shaw)

    If we are talking about quality alcohol, we are talking about quality poison. This is what needs to be clearly remembered. Under no circumstances is alcohol good for the body. (G. Onishchenko)

    We need wine for health. And we need health to drink vodka. (V. Chernomyrdin)

    Alcohol in small doses is harmless in any quantity. (M. Zhvanetsky)

    Keep busy, move a lot, and don’t drink too much. On the other hand, don’t drink too little. (G. Smith-Johannsen)

    The soul hurts. If you begin to treat, the liver begins to hurt. (S. Altov)

    By the way, quotes about health

    People and alcohol

    Mankind could achieve incredible success if it were more sober. (I. Goethe)

    People are even more poisonous than alcohol or tobacco. (E.M. Remarque)

    After all, who am I not to drink? (M. Zhvanetsky)

    When sober, put all your drunken promises into practice – this will teach you to keep your mouth shut. (E. Hemingway)

    Drinking wine makes people rougher, stupider and angrier. (L. Tolstoy)

    — I think I need a drink. Almost everyone needs a drink, but they don’t know about it. (C. Bukowski)

    A drunk person is capable of doing things that he would never have planned if he had not drunk. (D. London)

    For me there is something attractive in a drunk person, and if I were at the head of any educational institution, I would certainly establish a department for the study of the psychology of drunkards, with mandatory practical exercises. It would give more than any books and laboratories. (D. London)

    By the way, quotes about people


    An alcoholic is a type that you don’t like and who drinks as much as you do. (D. Thomas)

    Alcoholism does more havoc than the three historical scourges put together: famine, plague and war. (W. Gladstone)

    Alcoholism is a social evil that is hard to imagine. (V. Bekhterev)

    The biggest feeling of freedom comes from alcohol addiction. (V. Domil)

    Alcoholism does not die away with a person; it is transmitted to offspring in extremely numerous and varied forms. (A. Fulier)

    Alcoholism is a product of barbarism – it has been holding humanity in a stranglehold since the times of hoary and wild antiquity and collects a monstrous tribute from it, devouring youth, undermining strength, suppressing energy, destroying the best color of the human race. (D. London)

    I was once asked if I had a hangover. No, because in order for a hangover to happen, you need to stop drinking. (L. Kilmister)

    Alcoholism is curable, drunkenness is not. (S. Dovlatov)

    Women and alcohol

    But you see, I don’t drink like many, I don’t take this path, because a drunken woman is already the end, it’s something unthinkable, isn’t it. (B. Pasternak)

    It’s so wonderful if a woman loves fine dry wine, but can drink vodka. (M. Zhvanetsky)

    Women who indulge in drunkenness give birth to children similar in this respect to their mothers. (Aristotle)

    Never put off kissing a beautiful girl or opening a new bottle of whiskey. (E. Hemingway)

    Don’t drink wine, Gertrude;
    Drunkenness does not make ladies beautiful.
    Get drunk in the trash – and it will be disgusting
    Companions and friends. (B. Grebenshchikov)

    By the way, quotes about women

    Non-drinking people

    Sobriety puts wood in the stove, meat in a pot, bread on the table, credit to the state, money to the head, contentment to the family. (B. Franklin)

    I don’t want to be like those who spend their time complaining of headaches during the day and drinking the wine that causes that headache at night. (I. Goethe)

    One of the reasons I don’t drink is because I want to know exactly when I’m having a good time. (N. Astor)

    An uncommunicative person who does not take part in drinking parties must necessarily be unintentional and malicious. (M. Saltykov-Shchedrin)

    I don’t trust camels, and generally anyone who can go without drinking for a week. (D. Louis)

    People who don’t drink are generally weird. They are either scouts or ghouls. Or they have already tied up and this is a different story. (S. Shnurov)

    I envy people who drink – at least they know what to blame. (O. Levant)

    Drunk people

    It’s dark for a drunk and on a bright street. (K. Ushinsky)

    There is no excuse for people that a drunk person becomes worse than the dirtiest cattle. (K. Paustovsky)

    In order not to become a drunkard, it is enough to have a drunkard in front of your eyes in all its ugliness. (Anacharsis)

    Lara thought how diligently drunk people always like to pretend to be drunk, and with the more mediocre and amateur emphasis, the more drunk they are. (B. Pasternak)

    Alcohol also preserves the soul and mind of a drunkard, just as it preserves anatomical preparations. (L. Tolstoy)

    And I bent over the glass,
    So that, without suffering for anyone,
    I would destroy myself
    In a drunken frenzy. (S. Yesenin)

    Love and alcohol

    Does love move the world? Yes. But the whiskey makes him move twice as fast. (D. Haunstein)

    All our intoxicating drinks, stimulating alcohol, are only a faint reflection of the only toxin that has not yet been discovered, which produces the intoxication of love. (Z. Freud)

    Alcohol is like love: the first kiss is magical, the second is gentle, the third is familiar, after which the girl undresses … (R. Chandler)

    The discreet person finds in wine what the wise finds in love: he experiences delight, not intoxication. (A. Musset)

    Drinking to get drunk is like making love for pregnancy. (R. Hess)

    Nicotine and alcohol are among the most dangerous drugs. I banned advertising of cigarettes and booze on VKontakte. Love is also a drug. That’s why I don’t fall in love. (P. Durov)

    By the way, quotes about love

    Truth and alcohol

    Truth in wine (In vino veritas). (Pliny the Elder)

    And rabbit-eyed drunkards “In vino veritas! scream. (A. Blok)

    You’re right, drunk monster! I know: the truth is in wine. (A. Blok)

    Truth is not just in wine, it also sometimes comes out! (D. Steinbeck)

    The dirty one is coming! goes, and to the question: what is truth? firmly and rigorously answer: drinking and takeaway. (M. Saltykov-Shchedrin)

    In too little wine a man cannot find the truth, give him too much and he will lose it. (B. Pascal)

    After the first glass, you see things the way you would like to see them. After the second – such as they are not. And finally, you see them for who they really are, and that’s the worst thing in the world. (O. Wilde)

    Russians and alcohol

    In Russia, drunk people are the kindest. The kindest people we have and the most drunk. (F. Dostoevsky)

    A normal person in our country responds to his surroundings with only one thing – he drinks. Therefore, a non-drinker is still a bastard. (M. Zhvanetsky)

    The people will always drink. Vodka is a cheap and readily available drug. People need to fill their eyes so as not to see what is happening around. (D. Potapenko)

    Every Russian is the sweetest person until he gets drunk. As an Asian, he is charming. And only when he insists that Russians be treated not as the most western of the eastern peoples, but, on the contrary, as the easternmost of the western ones, does it turn into an ethnic misunderstanding, which, really, is not easy to deal with. (R. Kipling)

    By the way, quotes about Russians

    Relationships and alcohol

    We are responsible for those who get drunk. (M. Fry)

    When I’m drunk and she’s crazy, we’re almost worth each other. (C. Bukowski)

    I didn’t need vodka, but someone who doesn’t ask for anything, but is still there. (E.M. Remarque)

    I wanted to shout after him:
    “Come back, I’m related to you!”
    But for a woman there is no past:
    She fell out of love – and became a stranger to her.
    Well! I’ll flood the fireplace, I’ll drink…
    It would be nice to buy a dog. (I. Bunin)

    By the way, quotes about relationships

    Family and alcohol

    The result of troubles in the family is binge drinking or binge work. (F.P. Dunn)

    The habit of drinking, growing stronger with the increase and cheapening of the production of alcoholic beverages, undermines family life. (A. Forel)

    Do you know what this man is drinking from a glass shaking in his shaking hand? He drinks tears, blood, the life of his wife and his children. (F. Lamenne)

    Alcohol is what usually unites a man and a woman, but separates a husband and wife. (K. Melikhan)

    As they say, only in childhood does a person develop an interest in sports, and if he does not appear, then a person is drawn to alcohol and other rubbish. (S. Bodrov)

    By the way, quotes about family

    Death and alcohol

    Many overworked mental workers and unskilled workers, succumbing to delusion, take the path along which alcohol leads them to death. (D. London)

    Previously, skulls were depicted at the bottom of mugs: after drinking to the end, you remembered that one day you would die. (E. Donoghue)

    Drinking is a form of suicide where you are allowed to come back to life and start over the next day. (C. Bukowski)

    Let’s pour! Let us bring down hops!
    Believe me, go to bed drunk
    Rather than go to the grave sober! (P. Ronsard)

    New Year and alcohol

    If during the celebration of the New Year it came to the cake – the holiday was not a success! (M. Zadornov)

    When you meet the New Year, you will drink so much water in the morning. (Yu. Tatarkin)

    New Year holidays. Morning. People are divided into those who are already drunk and those who are still drunk. (A. Tsypkin)

    New Year is intoxicating, everyday life is sobering. (A. Ratner)

    They get drunk not at all to celebrate the coming of the New Year, but to drown out the evil voices in their souls, whispering the same thing over and over: what if we take advantage of this day and change everything? (E. Orsenna)

    By the way, quotes about the New Year

    Evenings and alcohol

    Alcohol helps parliament decide things at eleven o’clock in the evening that no man in his right mind could decide even at eleven in the morning. (B. Shaw)

    Sometimes on a Friday night climbing a flight of stairs is like climbing a mountain top without special equipment. (Yu. Tatarkin)

    Of course, they all consider me a bad person. In the mornings and with a drink, I myself have the same opinion about myself. But you can’t trust the opinion of a person who hasn’t had a hangover yet! But in the evenings – what abysses are in me! – if, of course, it’s good to get enough in a day – what abysses are in me in the evenings! (V. Erofeev)

    By the way, quotes about the evening

    Crime and alcohol

    Alcohol is a supplier of people for prisons. (A. Bodrirallar)

    Alcohol turns a person into a murderer and a thief. (C. Colton)

    The crimes of all systems, and the wheezing of a bully, and the stains of everyday life today can only be measured by how much beer and vodka you drink. (V. Mayakovsky)

    Nine-tenths of the crimes that stain humanity are committed under the influence of wine. (L. Tolstoy)

    Alcohol, fatally arousing sensuality, is a common cause of rape. (C. Lombroso)

    Alcoholic beverages

    Wine is the drink of the gods, beer is the drink of the Germans, tea is the drink of the women, and water is the drink of the animals. (D.S. Blacky)

    In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria. (B. Franklin)

    Red wine for boys, port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy. (S. Johnson)

    People think stupid things over white wine, they say stupid things over red wine, but they do them over champagne. (A. Vidal)

    By the way, quotes about wine

    Santa Claus and alcohol

    If you see a sober Santa Claus, then most likely it is Santa Claus. (I. Ipohorskaya)

    — Do you believe in Santa Claus? – Tomorrow there will be so many drunk Santa Clauses on the street! How can you not believe in them? (A. Marakulin)

    Sober Father Frost is a disgrace and disrespect for children. Sorry sight. It is irresponsible to appear in such a form for a holiday. A year ago, he came drunk, gave the kids a volcano of humor and happiness. He stepped on his feet, told terrible jokes. He pinched the manager. Under the eye is a black eye, the kids were afraid of him and loved him at the same time. (S. Se)

    By the way, quotes about Santa Claus

    Morning and alcohol

    Morning of the evening is lousier if the evening is a success. (A. Wind)

    I liked to get drunk and wake up in the morning to find that I was in Mexico. It’s part and parcel of being an idiot. (P. O’Toole)

    But it’s not like that in the morning either
    Not that fun:
    Either you smoke on an empty stomach,
    Or you drink after a hangover. (V. Vysotsky)

    By the way, quotes about morning

    Men and alcohol

    I drink to make people around me more interesting. (E. Hemingway)

    Yes, I drank! Yes, I am somewhat liberated. Excited by the company of a beautiful lady. But ideologically I’m sober! (S. Dovlatov)

    An unshaven, hysterical, eternally drunk man can be a wonderful person, whom you cannot but love, whom you bow before, consider it an honor to shake his hand, because he went through such a hell that it’s scary to think, but he still remained a man. (A. and B. Strugatsky)

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    Reason and alcohol

    A lot of wine – little mind. (Menander)

    Alcohol is a poison that enters the mouth but poisons the mind. (W. Shakespeare)

    A drunken man is not a man, for he has lost that which distinguishes man from beast, the mind. (T. Payne)

    A smart person sometimes has to drink to spend time with fools. (E. Hemingway)

    Drunkenness turns a fool into a merry fool. (N. Burton)

    Alcohol is quite a reliable remedy when you need to slow down your mind. (V. Danilevsky)

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    Tea and alcohol

    Experience convinced me that tea is better than brandy. For the past six months I have been replacing brandy with tea, even when I was sick. (T. Roosevelt)

    There will be a debate with vodka – answer:
    “No, fellow democrats – only tea!” (V. Vysotsky)

    Tea can replace wine. And wine will not replace tea. Poetry can replace prose. And prose will not replace poetry. (Zhang Chao)

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    Women and champagne

    Champagne gives the body a little warmth. (M. Monroe)

    Champagne is the only thing that interests me when I feel tired. (B. Bardo)

    I only drink champagne for two reasons: when I am in love and when I am not. (K. Chanel)

    There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne. (B. Davis)

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    No worse than vodka! (V. Chernomyrdin)

    Vodka is white, but it paints the nose and blackens the reputation. (A. Chekhov)

    Vodka performs the functions of a reboot. If I get drunk into umat, then I give up: booze is like a small death. Drinking is an art. (S. Shnurov)

    Alas! A quarter of an hour had not yet passed, and already it seemed to me that now was the right time to drink vodka. (M. Saltykov-Shchedrin)

    Tears and alcohol

    It can be said that how many husbands drank vodka, their wives and children shed so many tears. (N. Semashko)

    And so it always is. At a drunken feast,
    When the cycle is completed all days,
    Any of us, raising a mug,
    Inadvertently sheds a tear into it. (S. Yesenin)

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    Relationship with alcohol

    I took more from alcohol than it took from me. (W. Churchill)

    I have no problems with alcohol. Except when I can’t get booze. (T. Waits)

    If something bad happens, you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens, you drink to celebrate; if nothing happens, you drink to make something happen. (C. Bukowski)

    Education and alcohol

    An intelligent person sometimes gets drunk in order to spend time with his stupidity. (E. Hemingway)

    Ignorance is like alcohol: the more you have it, the less you notice its influence. (D. Bilsma)

    No one offers a long-term and real development program, but I will. Prohibit the sale of alcohol and drugs to people without higher education! (S. Shnurov)

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    Drunkenness is the mother of all vices. (Abu-l-Faraj)

    Drunkenness is an exercise in insanity. (Pythagoras)

    Intoxication is nothing but voluntary madness. (L.A. Seneca)

    Drunkenness humiliates a person, takes away his mind, at least for a while, and eventually turns him into an animal. (J.-J. Rousseau)

    I drink when I have a reason… and sometimes when I don’t. (M. Cervantes)

    Creativity and alcohol

    I drink to write poetry. (D.D. Morrison)

    Not everyone who drinks is a poet. Many drink just because they are not poets. (D. Moore)

    Write drunk, edit sober. (E. Hemingway)

    For me, it’s better to drink, Yes, understand the matter. (I. Krylov)

    Writer’s lack of inspiration is a fancy term coined by whiners to give them a reason to drink. (S. Martin)

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    Stop drinking

    If abstaining from wine is no small sacrifice, make it for others; if it is a great sacrifice, make it for yourself. (S. May)

    When you stop drinking, you stop waiting. (K. Knapp)

    When you are trying to stop drinking, the most important thing is to understand that you are good without booze. It took a lot of effort for me to convince myself that it was not alcohol that wrote my best songs, but myself. (E. Cooper)

    Speech and alcohol

    Be careful with your tongue, especially at a meal. (Chilon)

    Good speeches, while sitting at a merry cup. Avoid all sorts of quarrels and insults with your soul. (Theognid)

    They tell me: “Khayyam, don’t drink wine!” But what about? Only the drunkard can hear the tender hyacinth’s speech to the tulip, which she does not speak to me! (O. Khayyam)

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    Food and alcohol

    No one should exceed the limit either in food or drink. (Pythagoras)

    All people drink and eat, but only savages get drunk and overeat. (V. Belinsky)

    Some eat to live, others live to drink. (Y. Byalecki)

    I drink wine while I cook, and sometimes I add it to food. (W.C. Fields)

    Sweets are good, but liqueur works faster. (O. Nash)

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    I don’t drink milk at all. Milk is for babies, and when you grow up, you need to drink beer. (A. Schwarzenegger)

    Beer is an intellectual drink. What a shame that so many idiots drink it. (R. Bradbury)

    One who drinks beer sleeps well; whoever sleeps for a long time does not sin; who does not sin – goes to heaven. So let’s have a beer! (M. Luther)

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    Life and alcohol

    Life is bitter and drunken wine! (O. Khayyam)

    Alcohol is an anesthetic that allows you to undergo an operation called life. (B. Shaw)

    Let’s drink to alcohol, pink glasses of life. (F.S. Fitzgerald)

    Thus, having sipped half a glass, he drank his own life. (A. Ivanov)

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    Smoking and alcohol

    A person who has stopped drinking and smoking acquires that mental clarity and calmness of sight, which illuminates for him all the phenomena of life from a new, true side. (L. Tolstoy)

    I only smoke when I’m drunk. And I drink constantly. Therefore, many mistakenly think that I smoke. (S. Dovlatov)

    Age and alcohol

    A person is a fool if he drinks before the age of 50, and a fool if he does not drink after that. (F.L. Wright)

    When I was young, I made it a rule not to drink a drop of alcohol before dinner. Now that I am no longer young, I keep the rule not to drink a drop of alcohol before breakfast. (W. Churchill)

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    Whiskey is liquid sunlight. (B. Shaw)

    There is no bad whisky. Some whiskeys are just better than others. (W. Faulkner)

    I always drink Scotch whiskey at night to prevent toothache. My teeth never hurt, and moreover, toothache is not included in my plans in the future. (M. Twain)

    Money and alcohol

    99 percent of all problems can be solved with money, and for the remaining percent there is alcohol. (K.R. Bufogle)

    If we stop now, it will be artificial. We drank when there was no money. It is foolish not to drink now that they are … (S. Dovlatov)

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    War and alcohol

    In victory you deserve champagne, in defeat you need it. (Napoleon Bonaparte)

    Intoxication with victory sometimes turns into alcoholism. (S. Jerzy Lec)

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    Reading and alcohol

    A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world. (L. Pasteur)

    I read so much about the dangers of alcohol! Decided to give up forever … to read. (S. Dovlatov)

    When I read about the dangers of drinking, I stopped reading. (H. Youngman)

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    World and alcohol

    Reality is an illusion caused by the absence of alcohol. (N. Simpson)

    When you’re drunk, the world is still around, but at least it doesn’t hold you by the throat. (C. Bukowski)

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    Sadness and alcohol

    Sadness can be removed by any means other than drunkenness. (S. Johnson)

    If you see a person who is trying to drown his sorrows in a glass, let him know that sorrows can swim. (P. Lore)

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    Happiness and alcohol

    Drink because you are happy, but never if you are unhappy. (G.K.Chesterton)

    The smallest doses of alcoholic drinks destroy the possibility of happy thoughts, kill them in the bud. (G. Helmholtz)

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    Coffee and alcohol

    Coffee is a very personal drink. It, like cognac, should not be drunk in mugs! (W. Churchill)

    Have I drunk a lot? Not a drop. I didn’t drink anything but coffee and sadness. (E.M. Remarque)

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