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Addiction to alcohol, tobacco, and different medications is without doubt one of the significant public wellbeing and fitness problems with our time. It debts for one in every of each 5 deaths within the usa and prices nearly one-half trillion money in line with 12 months in overall healthiness care costs and misplaced productiveness. Its human charges are untold and maybe uncountable. Addiction and Art places a human face on habit throughout the artistic paintings of people who've been touched through it.

The artwork integrated right here offers distinctive tales approximately dependancy. Many items are stark representations of lifestyles at the area. Others are nerve-racking contemplations of existence, which means, and demise. a few even mirror the attract of dependancy and a keenness for substance abuse. A panel of dependancy scientists, artists, and execs from the artwork international chosen the sixty one items incorporated the following from greater than 1,000 submissions. followed by means of a written assertion from the artist, each one construction is emblematic of the damaging strength of habit and the regenerative strength of restoration.

Stunning and sometimes unsettling, this exact portfolio unearths dependancy paintings as a robust supplement to habit science.

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