Your Creative Recovery Program
Joy of Living Creatively
Dr. Eric Maisel

Episode 52 - Your Creative Recovery Program

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 seventh in the series, is called “Your Creativity Recovery Program.”

The episode begins this way:

“People do manage to enter recovery and create regularly. The writer David Adams Richard explained: ‘When I walked into that first AA meeting, people smiled at me and shook my hand. I hung around. But it wasn’t easy. It wasn’t easy at all. Sometimes it still isn’t. It took months before I felt human, and three years before I was able to complete another book. But since then I have written ten more. Since then, by luck and by God, and though I have been sorely tempted, I have never taken another drink.’ No one, Richard included, is saying that it will be easy—only that it is a real possibility.

Tune in to hear more!