New PDF release: Addiction and Art

By Patricia B. Santora,Margaret L. Dowell,Jack E. Henningfield

dependancy to alcohol, tobacco, and different medications is likely one of the significant public health and wellbeing problems with our time. It debts for certainly one of each 5 deaths within the usa and prices nearly one-half trillion money in step with yr in healthiness care charges and misplaced productiveness. Its human expenditures are untold and maybe uncountable. dependancy and artwork places a human face on habit in the course of the inventive paintings of people who've been touched through it. The paintings integrated right here offers exact tales approximately habit. Many items are stark representations of existence at the area. Others are irritating contemplations of existence, that means, and dying. a few even mirror the attract of dependancy and a keenness for substance abuse. A panel of habit scientists, artists, and execs from the paintings international chosen the sixty one items incorporated right here from greater than 1,000 submissions. followed by means of a written assertion from the artist, each one production is emblematic of the damaging strength of dependancy and the regenerative energy of restoration. gorgeous and sometimes unsettling, this precise portfolio finds dependancy artwork as a robust supplement to habit science.

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