Myth Vs. Fact: Using Drugs Makes You More Creative
May 23, 2012
MYTH VERSUS FACT
Recent quotes from the late Steve Jobs and Lady Gaga about alcohol and drug use inspiring creativity may have your children wondering if drugs can be a useful tool for the creative process.
Myth: Using drugs makes you creative.
Fact: Of course, some talented individuals have used drugs (frequently ending in tragedy), but their talent came before the drug use. Natural abilities combined with long-term efforts to hone their skills in their respective fields, from music to sports or acting is the true reason for their success. Further, substance use and abuse ended up shortening their lives. From Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse to Whitney Houston, there are plenty of examples in today’s popular culture.