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By Patricia B. Santora,Margaret L. Dowell,Jack E. Henningfield

dependancy to alcohol, tobacco, and different medicinal drugs is without doubt one of the significant public well-being problems with our time. It money owed for certainly one of each 5 deaths within the usa and prices nearly one-half trillion funds in step with yr in healthiness care costs and misplaced productiveness. Its human expenses are untold and maybe uncountable. habit and paintings places a human face on habit in the course of the artistic paintings of people who've been touched by means of it. The artwork integrated right here provides distinct tales approximately dependancy. Many items are stark representations of lifestyles at the facet. Others are stressful contemplations of lifestyles, which means, and demise. a few even replicate the attract of habit and a passion for substance abuse. A panel of dependancy scientists, artists, and execs from the paintings international chosen the sixty one items integrated the following from greater than 1,000 submissions. followed by means of a written assertion from the artist, each one construction is emblematic of the harmful energy of habit and the regenerative energy of restoration. wonderful and infrequently unsettling, this certain portfolio finds habit paintings as a robust supplement to habit science.

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