The Creative Person in Recovery
Joy of Living Creatively
Dr. Eric Maisel

Episode 54 - The Creative Person in Recovery

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 ninth in the series, is called “The Creative Person in Recovery.”

The episode begins this way:

“Active recovery provides you with the opportunity to do decades of creative work while sober. This may not seem to you like a blessing in the first months of sobriety or even in the first year or two, as you struggle to work your recovery program and wish you had a few drinks or a fix to help you with your current novel or painting. Ultimately though, as you find the way to access your emotions, go deep without fear, and tackle the challenges of the creative life without recourse to addictive substances or behaviors, you will discover that you have not only saved your life but saved your creativity as well.”

Tune in to hear more!