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

habit to alcohol, tobacco, and different medicinal drugs is likely one of the significant public overall healthiness problems with our time. It debts for one in all each 5 deaths within the usa and prices nearly one-half trillion cash in line with yr in wellbeing and fitness care costs and misplaced productiveness. Its human expenses are untold and maybe uncountable. habit and paintings places a human face on dependancy throughout the artistic paintings of people who've been touched via it. The paintings integrated the following provides targeted tales approximately dependancy. Many items are stark representations of lifestyles at the area. Others are traumatic contemplations of existence, that means, and loss of life. a few even replicate the attract of habit and a keenness for substance abuse. A panel of dependancy scientists, artists, and execs from the artwork global chosen the sixty one items integrated right here from greater than 1,000 submissions. followed through a written assertion from the artist, every one construction is emblematic of the harmful strength of habit and the regenerative strength of restoration. lovely and sometimes unsettling, this detailed portfolio unearths dependancy paintings as a robust supplement to habit science.

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