Music Therapy for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Music is something that we experience in our everyday lives, and it is much a part of our daily experience that we often take it for granted. Whether was consciously think about it or not, music has a profound and powerful influence on our emotions and our mood. When we listen to a song that is uplifting it can bring us immense happiness, and when we listen to a sad or contemplative song when often stop to take pause. Music is arguably the purest form of all human expression, and it connects with us on the deepest levels and allows us to feel things that are beyond words.

For many people, they can’t fully explain how or why it happens, but music as a medium seems to hit all human being where we feel the most and it has the ability to heal and complete us as people. Over the past few decades, there have been many claims made regarding the transformative power of music, and there is a growing body of scientific research to back up those claims. This growing body of research has shown that music therapy can be extremely beneficial in helping people from all walks of life deal with a variety of issues–including substance abuse and addiction.

In drug treatment facilities nationwide, music therapy has become an integral part of a client’s individual program of recovery. If you are seeking to transform your life with the help of music therapy, call Ocean Breeze Recovery Center toll-free today.

What is Music Therapy for Addiction Treatment?

Simply defined, a music addiction therapy program utilizes a wide variety of ways that people can express themselves musically within a safe and empowering environment. By utilizing a wide variety of music-based interventions in a drug treatment setting, it helps address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse. Despite what some people may think, music therapy is more than just listening to your favorite music. During a typical music therapy session, clients may learn how to play a musical instrument on the most basic level, or they may interpret the lyrics of songs in order to delve into their deepest meanings. In the realm of drug treatment, music therapy programs make clients an active participant in their healing and recovery–and they are able to do so in an expressive and creative manner.

What are the Benefits of Our Florida Music Therapy Program for Substance Abuse?

For those clients who choose to incorporate music therapy as a part of their comprehensive treatment and recovery plan, it can provide them numerous benefits that can give them a better chance at overcoming their substance abuse issues much like other therapies like psychodrama. First and foremost, music therapy helps reduce stress and it increases relaxation responses. By helping to reduce stress naturally, music therapy helps even out the often wide emotional and mood swings those new to recovery will experience. Music therapy programs are also of great benefit to those who deal with co-occurring mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. In this capacity, music therapy gives those who experience mental illness a cathartic outlet to express their innermost feelings.

The third benefit of music therapy addiction programs is the fact that it helps those new to recovery overcome the sense of loneliness and isolation as well as help alleviate feelings of boredom. Boredom is one of the most common relapse triggers that a recovering person can experience, and music can help them keep their mind engaged and active. Additionally, a music therapy program for addiction can help recovering addicts regain focus in their everyday affairs and get rid of the mental fuzziness that can accompany the early recovery process. For those who go through a music therapy program for addiction like the program we offer at Ocean Breeze Recovery Center, it can be a great introduction to other beneficial holistic therapies such as art therapy.

What Can You Expect From Ocean Breeze Recovery Center’s Music Therapy Treatment Program?

When you decide to make Ocean Breeze Recovery Center’s music therapy program a part of your treatment experience, you will have the support of an experienced and credentialed professional every step of the way. Before you begin our program in earnest, our musical therapy staff will conduct a proper and thorough assessment gauging your specific needs and what type or types of music-based intervention will suit your particular needs. Whether it is helping you create your own specific music playlist while you are in treatment, helping you unlock your talent and creativity in learning an instrument, or using music therapy as a compliment to other creative therapy options such as art therapy, the individualized recovery program that is created for you will give you the best opportunity to get maximum benefits.

One of the best things about our music therapy program for addiction is the fact that you don’t have to listen to one form of music. Whether you like classical music, punk rock, heavy metal, country or any genre in between, you can help choose and personalize your own “recovery playlist” that will help inspire and motivate you in your recovery journey. No matter what your age, background musical preference or musical aptitude and ability, the music therapy program offered at Ocean Breeze Recovery Center can help rejuvenate and reinvigorate your mind, body, and soul.

Get Help From Ocean Breeze Recovery Center’s Music Therapy Program in Florida

Music is such a wonderful gift that can help people get in touch with their innermost feelings, and the unseen but powerful influence of music and musical expression can help inspire meaningful change in your life. If you or a loved one are looking for substance abuse treatment programming that includes quality music therapy, you need to pick up the phone and call Ocean Breeze Recovery Center. Call us toll-free today at 1-855-960-5341 and let the transformative power of music help you achieve your ultimate goal of living a life of peace, serenity, and recovery.

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