Do drugs make people more creative? https://t.co/LiOosKxFVD
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The review of past research found a general association between creativity and substance use. But it failed to turn up any substantial evidence that drug use directly increased creativity. “The results that we have suggest no direct link between the two,” Demetrovics said.
There was some evidence that those with higher creativity are more likely to use drugs. And there was some evidence that drugs could significantly alter a person’s stylistic approach, without necessarily increasing creative production.
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With that said, Demetrovics was also involved in a qualitative study of 72 artists. The majority of the participants said that alcohol and cannabis helped to facilitate creativity. They told researchers that the drugs could be used as “tools in balancing the extreme emotional states that are present during the creative process.”