Artists in Recovery Find Their Fix in “The Creative High”

Written by Olivia Pennelle on 01/23/19 for Link to article. Creativity — making art — is another way to find that aliveness and spiritual connection often sought through drugs and alcohol. The creative process can be transformative for people with addiction. Recovery that consists of meetings, step work, and an unfulfilling job makes for a very black-and-white life — at least for me it did. That wasn’t the recovery I wanted. I was bored. When I got involved in creative endeavors, however, it was like adding color back into my world. For some people, creative expression becomes a new high. As I started to explore creativity and art, I realized that I’d opened a door to a part of me that…

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