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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, The Hangover (Gueule de Bois)

Substance Abuse

These commentaries illustrate alcohol use and abuse, medical addiction and overdose, and family response to alcohol abuse.


The Sun

Edvard Munch

Recovery from alcohol abuse
February 2004

The Hangover (Gueule de Bois)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Depiction of alcohol abuse
August 2005

Lapin Agile in Winter

Maurice Utrillo

Chronic alcohol abuse and outpatient commitment
October 2005

Portrait of the Family

Marie-Clémentine (Suzanne) Valadon

Family coping with alcohol abuse
September 2005

Beata Beatrix

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Medical addiction to opiates and overdose
November 2007

Self-Portrait With Bandaged Ear and Japanese Print

Vincent van Gogh

Abuse of Absinthe and alcohol
February 2008

The Triumph of Bacchus

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez

Celebrating the use of wine/the devastating effects of gin
January 2011

Jester With a Lute

Frans Hals

Pleasures of life
April 2011