From addiction to recovery: unpicking the challenges of the rock'n'roll lifestyle

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From gigging musician to rock star, musicians’ lives present a range of wellbeing challenges. A new book offers professional perspectives, recovery stories, and practical advice about recovery for musicians and music organisations.

Drug and alcohol use and creativity have long been linked in the popular imagination. But while anecdotal evidence about the sector’s over reliance on mood-altering and mind-altering substances is widespread, recent studies – such as Entertainment Assist’s 2016 survey, Working in the Australian Entertainment Industry: Final Report, conclusively demonstrate that levels of alcohol and drug use are much higher in the arts than the general population.

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