Exactly how are creative people affected and are they prone to drug and alcohol abuse?
That’s how addiction works.
I agree that artistic passion may seem pathological or addictive to an outside observer. My father practices his trumpet six hours a day, every single morning, a ritual worthy of a diagnosis of OCD. My brother writes deep into the night, with the urgency and obsession of a meth addict. I myself indulge in all sorts of drawings, writing and childish play acting while making a film – that are sometimes not unlike the
behaviour of someone on a psychotropic drug.
To sum it up, to credit the Disease of Addiction to Drug and Alcohol Abuse -Creativity is an absolute insult to the real creatives out there!
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