James Taylor health: Musician has been in 'psychotherapy' for most of his life – why?


“But that’s the way opiate dependence is – it is uncomfortable and anxiety-provoking and agitated.”

Once Taylor managed to wean the drugs out of his life, Peter Asher eventually started booking him into folk clubs, coffee houses, and universities for performances. His fame sprung out of this sober period. He signed another record deal and made the famous Sweet Baby James.

Studies have shown that substance abuse occurs commonly alongside mental disorders, including depression and bipolar.

Heroin itself can increase the risk of depression. Arrow Passage Recovery, a leading drug rehabilitation centre in Ohio, US, explained: “Heroin also disrupts key bodily functions like heart rhythm, the immune system, and digestion.


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