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Does creativity lend itself to addictions?
We see it again and again in the entertainment industry; a creative genius become famous, begins a cycle of drug and alcohol use and abuse and then they crash and burn.
The question is, does creativity lend itself to substance abuse? Remember it isn't just the entertainment industry that has a corner on creativity. There does seem to be an extremely high percentage of performers who have died from their substance abuse or who are taking a lengthy spiral down a long road to self destruction.
To make this more interesting, name your favorite musician, actor, entertainer who has never been connected to substance abuse.