Creating as Replacement Activity
Joy of Living Creatively
Dr. Eric Maisel

Episode 51 - Creating as Replacement Activity

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 sixth in the series, is called “Creating as Replacement Activity.”

The episode begins this way:

“Creating is not a complete solution to recovering from an addiction. You can write beautifully and write a lot—and still be a practicing alcoholic. You can play the saxophone like a tireless virtuoso—and still be hooked on heroin. Creating is neither the litmus test that proves your wellness nor the key to addiction recovery. The litmus test is actual recovery and actual mental and emotional health.”

Tune in to hear more!