Jay Z quotes on drugs and addiction (INFOGRAPHIC)

Jay Z says: “The truth is that drug addicts have a disease,” and, “The more society treats drug addiction as a crime, the more money drug dealers will make ‘relieving’ the suffering of the addicts.” Do you agree? Read more quotes on drug addiction from Jay Z here.

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JAY ZJay Z’s drug dealing past has taught him business and wisdom

It’s true! One of the richest men in the music history has admitted to selling drugs on the streets of New York City, back in the 1980s. Jay Z claims he knows budgets due to being a drug dealer, and we quote:

“To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you can re-up. But, you have to have an exit strategy, because your window is very small. You’re going to get locked up or you’re going to die.”

Jay Z quotes on drugs and addiction (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Even though he says he owes his business skills to drug dealing, he also regrets being a part of the drug problem. “Not until later, when I realized the effects on the community, I started looking at the community as a whole, but in the beginning no,” he says.

What Jay-Z thinks about drugs

Either way, today Jay Z is a person that speaks about the misconception of drug addiction. In his words, he explains the underlying reasons addicts continue using the drug, that addiction is a disease that needs medical help, and how addiction is poorly understood and stigmatized by society.

Now, we’d like to hear your opinions and questions on this subject. Do you agree with Jay Z? Feel free to speak your mind, write us via the comments section below, and if you like our infographic, LIKE and SHARE it.

About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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