Recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is an excellent, but sometimes difficult goal. However, it can be done. One tool that has recently helped many in drug and alcohol rehab is music therapy.
Music has been known for millennia to be able to soothe the mind and the body. It’s powerful in its effect on people and has been proven very useful in rehab treatment programs. Music therapy is growing in popularity and is helping many reach a successful recovery.
Get Creative While in Treatment
In addition to having been proven beneficial, music therapy can also be fun, and it enables you to find a new side of yourself—the creative side. Recovery while learning music can enable you to learn new things that can soothe your mind and soul that you can take with you for the rest of your life.
You can learn a lot about music while in rehab. You can even choose a special song that you feel represents you, and your therapist can explain how it relates to you and to your recovery. Special music sessions can also be made for individuals and groups allowing you to take part in:
- Improvising music
- Writing songs
- Performing music
Music therapy has been found to be useful for many people of all ages. Government studies by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) have found the use of music in therapy to be on the rise.