Below are some examples of public art created by people recovering from addiction. Some of them are clearly of a high skill level. This is no coincidence. Addicts tend to be very high functioning people when they are taking their recovery seriously. The addict’s mind seeks out extremes in order to stay stimulated. When its energy is being channeled in a healthy direction, the person is capable of great feats. When they are distracted and held back by addiction, their energy is channeled to an unhealthy place. The beauty of the art pieces that come from rehab clients and addiction treatment center patients speaks to the talent and potential of addicts everywhere who need support and encouragement.