Drug Abuse And Musicians: Underlying Factors
Why is it that so many artists fall victim to drug addiction? Here we examine the underlying factors in an artist’s life which so often lead them down a path of drug addiction, as well as examine what we may have wrong about the science behind addiction.
In this recent post from MusicThinkTank, Hilde Spille looks at some the latest research behind addiction, and how relates to artists and their lifestyle choices.
“In fact, it’s not the substance that makes you an addict, it’s social isolation, boredom and feeling trapped. Many musicians face social isolation when becoming successful and famous. The lack of privacy is an important factor. On the top it’s also very difficult to know whom to trust.”