Why Music Therapy for Addiction Matters
It is important to address the biological aspects of substance abuse. Cleaning out the system through detox is just one part of prolonged addiction treatment. Equally important to recovery is uncovering factors that led to drug or alcohol abuse.
A person may find it difficult to engage with traditional forms of therapy to discuss those factors. Music fills that void by providing a gateway to exploring underlying issues. It bypasses the conscious mind and accesses feelings a person may not even realize they have.
This powerful art form takes the person on an emotional journey. It decreases anxiety, depression, and stress often associated with addiction. Research continues on how and why these nuances seem to work. In the meantime, many facilities successfully use music therapy with evidence-based treatments.
How Music Therapy for Addiction Works
Benefits of Holistic Therapy
- Encouraging optimism that continues after therapy ends
- Curing restlessness and boredom
- Promoting better sleep
- Encouraging self-expression and self-awareness
- Helping to foster communicating about traumatic issues
Music Therapy Helps with Addiction Related Disorders
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- Work therapy
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