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

habit to alcohol, tobacco, and different medicines is likely one of the significant public future health problems with our time. It debts for one in every of each 5 deaths within the usa and prices nearly one-half trillion funds consistent with yr in wellbeing and fitness care charges and misplaced productiveness. Its human expenses are untold and maybe uncountable. dependancy and paintings places a human face on habit during the artistic paintings of people who've been touched by way of it. The paintings incorporated the following provides designated tales approximately dependancy. Many items are stark representations of existence at the facet. Others are tense contemplations of existence, which means, and loss of life. a few even replicate the attract of habit and a passion for substance abuse. A panel of dependancy scientists, artists, and pros from the paintings international chosen the sixty one items integrated right here from greater than 1,000 submissions. followed via a written assertion from the artist, each one construction is emblematic of the damaging strength of habit and the regenerative strength of restoration. gorgeous and sometimes unsettling, this designated portfolio finds habit artwork as a robust supplement to habit science.

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