Some musicians are addicted and they cannot fully be blamed for this. Addiction is a brain disease that is no respecter of persons, status or profession. So, no matter how safe a profession seems to be, there is always a prospect of addiction creeping in.
For musicians, due to their level of creativity and the skills they possess, they have a higher chance of getting addicted. Musicians are individuals who are always in the limelight and they have varying number of fans- people who appreciate them.
So, the level of music art they produce, determines to a large extent, the number of people who will fall in love with their craft.
In a bid to keep their fans, musicians need to up their game on a regular basis.
The fact is people are naturally insatiable. They want something that would keep them enthralled and blow their minds each time. This is why they expect a lot from musicians and if their favorites do not meet up to their standards, criticism sets in.
Due to this, musicians go overboard in providing satisfaction to their fans. They take drugs and alcohol that would make them go long nights on end to produce music. They also take these substances so that they can stand in front of crowds and perform to the fullest.
Before they know it, addiction sets in and it becomes very difficult to let go of those substances. At this stage, the mental health of a musician is at risk. It becomes very easy for them to be affected by anxiety, depression and a host of other mental health problems.
This is why musicians need to keep in touch with mental health counselors and rehab therapists on a regular basis, making it beneficial in preventing addiction. And if a musician is addicted, it is best to pay a visit to a rehab and relay all the problems to the health specialist there.
Seeking addiction treatment is the best move to securing a healthy future for a musician.