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Musicians and Addiction

Why do many musicians fall victim to addiction? Of course this question cannot be decisively answered, every case is different. But with addiction running rampant among musicians since the jazz era, there are common themes. Addiction surfaces throughout all careers. Maybe increased drug use among musicians is just our perception; maybe they just happen to be the ones which are allowed to admit the truth about their struggle. A notorious example is Kurt Cobain. Cobain had the odds stacked against him, a predisposition to addiction and mental illness, fame over a short period of time and the money that comes with it. Kurt Cobain was unable to navigate his new-found status and didn’t want be the representation of a generation. Falling deeper into heroin addiction and reclusive patterns, Kurt Cobain said goodbye … Read entire article »

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Top Celebrities That Are Sober Now

  Russell Brand From his pot and acid to crack and heroin days, the British actor is now delighting us with countless comedy flicks all due to his sobriety since 2003.  He stated, “Staying sober is a daily challenge.  It’s much more about not getting resentful about things.  Really, it’s a spiritual thing. It’s accepting that however important you think your problems are, you play a part in those problems. And probably one of the things you should look at is not being so self-involved.”   Anthony Hopkins Since a morning in 1975 when he woke up in Arizona with no concept of how he got there, Hopkins, one of the world’s most renowned and much-admired actors of our time has stayed sober.  He struggled with alcoholism for many years beginning in the mid-1960s and … Read entire article »

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Yerba Mate to the Rescue!

Yerba Mate to the Rescue!

  In treatment, people seek out ways to energize and thrive!  A delicious, natural option available is yerba mate.  Of the six commonly used stimulants in the world- coffee, tea, kola nut, cocoa, guarana and yerba mate- the yerba mate is the healthiest. It has the euphoric properties of chocolate, the stimulating qualities of coffee, and the health benefits of tea.  It comes in various delicious flavors either in bottle, can, or tea bag.  And can … Read entire article »

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A PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST

A PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST

Since antiquity, people have observed the link between creative individuals and mental illness.  Plato referred to madness as “poetic”, Aristotle connected creative predispositions to dolefulness (likely depression).  Numerous studies have indicated that creative individuals are more likely to suffer from bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, and alcoholism (Ludwig, 1992). A study examining those eminent in their creative fields, done by Arnold M. Ludwig, M.D., found that these individuals are far more likely to have many of the … Read entire article »

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The Sounds of Mental Illness

The Sounds of Mental Illness

Brian Wilson, the composer of such songs as “California Girls,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Wouldn’t it Be Nice,” “God Only Knows,” and “Good Vibrations”, was subjected to often humiliating abuse by his controlling, and exploitative father, Murry.  Brian suffered a nervous breakdown in 1967 during the recording of the album Smile, the follow-up to Pet Sounds which was to be his masterpiece.  Prior to his diagnoses of schizoaffective disorder (bipolar type) and agoraphobia Wilson became a recluse, … Read entire article »

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