Are Creative People Predisposed To Addiction?

History is filled with wonderfully creative individuals who came to tragic ends. It’s so common to hear of artists struggling with alcohol, drugs or mental illness and the link between the two seems almost undeniable. But does creativity really correlate with addiction or mental health issues like depression or bipolar disorder? Is there a scientificContinue reading “Are Creative People Predisposed To Addiction?”

How Creativity And Art Help With Addiction And Recovery

A common misconception amongst many creative addicts is the idea that substances such as alcohol, heroin, cocaine or hallucinogens can stimulate creativity. They cite that many creative geniuses have also been alcoholics or drug addicts. However in a recent study, Roger Beaty, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience at Harvard University, found that creativity comesContinue reading “How Creativity And Art Help With Addiction And Recovery”