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  1. History knows a large number of drug-addicted geniuses. A bohemian environment implies easy access and a tolerant attitude to substances, because it is easier and more pleasant to philosophize under them. Fine art (especially surrealism) is hard to imagine without the works of Dali and Picasso, which, of course, were used. In music, there is a separate genre of “psychedelic rock” associated with LSD and hallucinogens. Bright representatives of the genre are considered to be The Beatles. If you take alcohol as a drug, it will get ridiculous and we will include every first writer in this list.

    Creators are vulnerable, sensitive, and especially sensitive people. It is not surprising that they tend to drown out their many experiences with various addictions, as a result of which they often turn out to be regular clients of psychologists, psychiatrists and narcologists. Excessive emotionality in this sense is an eternal side effect of creative professions.

    Drugs can occur in the creator's life due to a special social circle, depression, creative crisis, problems in the family, or anything else. The motivation for use in such cases is vague and certainly unknown to the general public. Their “positive” influence on creativity is extremely doubtful, because the sources of inspiration and the reasons for the popularity of a particular work/author are also blurred or unknown. It is also scientifically proven that drugs (especially their constant use) still affect the brain negatively: either with small changes in work, or with critical damage.

    In general, the topic is interesting, but, like everything related to art, it is too abstract.

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