New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: International Day Against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking is observed on June 26 every year to make people, especially the youths, aware about the harmful effects of drugs and highlight the dangers of drug abuse. The first International Day Against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking was observed in 1989. This year, the world will devote a full day calling out drug abuse and the modes to neutralise the systemic challenges which sustain the illegal drug mess, for the 31st time.

Jagran English has brought to you fifteen motivational quotes which can stimulate the willpower in you to quit any addiction:

“Denial cannot be your strategy,” Andrew Cuomo (New York Governor)

“Power Does Not Come From Bodily Capability. It Comes From An Indomitable Will.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Restoration Is Onerous. Remorse Is Tougher.” – Brittany Burgunder

“I rather eat bugs than do drugs.” – Anonymous

“A friend indeed, won’t make you smoke the weed.” - Anonymous.

“You can’t defeat the darkness by keeping it caged inside of you.” Anonymous

“I used drugs to feel better. I Quit Drugs to be better.” - Anonymous

“The mentality and behaviour of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction.” -Russell Brand

"Smoking dope and smoking coke, you are rendered defenceless. The only way out of that hopeless state is the intervention.” - Robert Downey Jr.

"It’s been one of the greatest challenges that ever came along in my life; it was one of the more difficult things to do.” - Buzz Aldrin

“My recovery is the single greatest accomplishment of my life. Without that, the rest of my life would have fallen apart.” - Martin Sheen

“If you regard alcoholics and drug addicts not as bad people but as sick people then we can help them to get better,” -  Russel Brand.

“I think of myself as someone who has no desire, use for or conscious memory of that life. And yet I don’t shut the door on it, and I don’t pretend it didn’t happen.” – Robert Downey Jr on recovering drug addicts.

“The thing that I’m most proud of in my life is that if a stranger came up to me and said, ‘I can’t stop drinking. I can’t stop drinking. Can you help me?’ I can say, ‘Yes, I can help you.”- Matthew Parry of FRIENDS fame.

“In the end your greatest pains become your greatest strengths,” – Drew Barrymore.

Posted By: Talib Khan