Addiction is no respecter of persons, it can affect people of various races, color and age. Also, irrespective of your profession, addiction can affect you if care is not taken. The only difference is, people are affected by varying degrees depending on how challenging their profession is.
One of those professionals that are prone to getting seriously addicted are artists.
When addiction sets in, in their lives, their mental capacity becomes reconfigured automatically. And this is the end-result of a frequent occurrence of a certain activity, which might be the ingestion of substances or acting out an activity.
Below are some reasons why artists get addicted
- Peer pressure: This is one of the major reasons why addiction is common among artists. When they see their colleagues drinking or taking drugs, they are often perceived as cool. Not wanting to be left behind, some of these artists join them in taking these substances and they become addicted later on.
- Relief from stress: Another reason why artists get addicted is because of stress. A good number of them face huge workloads each passing day and it affects them. So, in trying to help themselves, they take substances that makes them addicted in the long run.
- Boost creativity: For some artists, one of the ways they boost their creativity, is to indulge in their addiction. When they do this, it becomes easier for them to draw away freely. In the long run, these artists would realize that the benefits are only short-lived, and the only way they can help themselves is to take care of their mental health.
There are a truckload of negative effects that are attached to an artist’s addiction. Some of them could have erectile dysfunction. Others could have heart-related problems, liver and kidney diseases. For women, they could experience menstrual problems, alongside with regular sweating, constipation and itching.
Eventually, some artists die because of addiction, and this could have been averted if there was no addiction in place.