Drug abuse, alcohol abuse and addiction are common issues facing popular musicians across all musical genres. Many famous rock stars are known not just for their amazing lyrical and instrumental talent, but also for their famous addictions, partying, destroying hotel rooms while touring, etc. Many famous musicians have also had their lives cut short by addiction, overdoses, car accidents while drunk, or chronic health problems caused by abusive lifestyles.
Many legitimate research studies have asked the question, “Are creative people more prone to addiction?” Or, are people who pursue a career in acting, music or writing more likely to have issues with substance abuse, or are there environmental factors that make famous creative people seem to have a higher occurrence of addiction issues.
So far, no formal research has made a real link connecting substance abuse and addition to creative predilection. Factors like genetics do play about a 40% role in determining probability of addiction, and there is a link between substance abuse and things that are a prerequisite for creativity, including personality traits, past trauma, or mental illness.
The following songs are all songs about intervention and addiction. This set of songs spanning decades all focus on or mention “intervention” or “interventions” specifically.
Can famous musicians with addiction problems benefit from a professional intervention led by a trained and certified interventionist? Some have been through this process in the past, brought about by their family members, friends, agents, managers or fellow bandmates. Some have also chosen to go into rehab facilities or detox on their own, without the influence of others.