Individuality as Addiction Risk
Joy of Living Creatively
Dr. Eric Maisel

Episode 47 - Individuality as Addiction Risk

Today’s episode is part of a series called “Creative Recovery,” based on the book of the same name, published by Shambhala Press, that addictions’ special Susan Raeburn and I have written in which we describe a complete addiction recovery program for creative people. In it we take into account the risks, needs, and demands of the creative life and the creative personality. I hope that you will give Creative Recovery a peek if addiction issues are of concern to you or to somebody you know. Today’s show, the second in the series, is called “Individuality as Addiction Risk.”

The episode begins this way:

“Like most people, you probably associate creativity with ideas like talent, ability, imagination, and so on. I would like you to shift your thinking and begin to associate creativity with the following idea: that creativity is an expression of individuality, an expression of a person’s desire to manifest her potential, to speak in her own voice, to have her own opinions, and to do her own work.”

Tune in to hear more!