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Friday, May 15, 2015

Music Is An Amazingly Powerful Tool For Long-term Recovery For Those Battling Addiction

      Did you know that using music can be a catalyst to break down defenses to help facilitate, motivate and inspire the change necessary for long-term recovery for those battling addictions to drugs, alcohol or other substances. I know music is a powerful tool in my life. I can be having a day where I am feeling depressed and don't feel like doing anything and listening to music can change that. Music can change my mood and get me motivated to make a change in my day. I find music helps me when I go out for a walk. I start my walk feeling down in the dumps and before I know it the music gets me feeling better. I find that I can think better after listening to music and that helps me want to get my work done. I know music can have the power to make a change in my day. Think about how music helps you when you are in a bad mood. I know I can be in the car in a traffic jam all stressed out and my favorite song comes on. The music changes the way I feel and lifts the stress from me. Music can also help me do serious thinking too and help me work through problems in my life. There are songs out there that are uplifting but there are also songs that make you cry, like the ones that stir up past emotions. I believe that music can be a powerful tool to help those trying to recover from addictions. 

     There is a drug treatment center located in Florida that knows the power of music to help individuals affected by addiction. They want to provide hope and healing through their Recovery Unplugged treatment program which uses musical medicine as a part of their therapeutic interventions to help clients work towards recovery.  Clients are able to use music as a catalyst to start to break down the barriers that they built through their lives and their addictions. Along with music groups and live performances clients at Recovery Unplugged have the opportunity to explore a creative side of themselves through music, writing lyrics, and even recording their songs in our studio regardless of prior musical experience. Clients are also given the chance to express themselves performing for their peers.

Check out Recovery Unplugged's Listening Room to hear from some of their past clients talk about how this musical medicine has helped them to overcome their addictions.

    Recovery Unplugged has all the services of a regular treatment program in addition to their unique music treatment program. They provide clients with a full continuum of care and rehabilitation with guidance and support every step of the way.  The treatment center offers a luxury resort-style rehabilitation setting with individual plans to help those recover from addictions and they are located just one block from the peaceful sounds of the Atlantic Ocean in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Their mission is to provide hope and healing for individuals affected by addiction using the power of music.They are committed to doing whatever it takes to give their clients the best chance at returning to society as sober, motivated individuals.


Can you think of a time in your life music helped you? What song cheers you you up or stirs up emotions? Are there songs that motivate you?

I received compensation from Recovery Unplugged for this sponsored post, any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.


Tricia Wehner said...

I didn't know that...but I can understand how it works.

One Momma Saving Money said...

I had never thought of music as a tool for aiding in addiction. I know it does calm me and help make my commute enjoyable!

Unknown said...

I think this is a great program. When I am feeling down I always feel better after listening to music. So I can understand how this could also help those battling addiction. Thank you for sharing.

Jamie said...

What a great place for people that need that. Music can heal the soul, and has got me through so many different trials. Love that something like this is out there for the ones who will use it to grow! :)

Unknown said...

This is so true. Music therapy is amazing and can be so healing. I have pinned this post so that others can learn from it. Thank you for sharing this valuable information.

The Minister's Wife said...

Music it so very important for many things. It's a part of all of us even if we don't recognize it. Thanks for sharing this! Very good information to know about!

Susan said...

I agree that music can be a powerful healing force. For a time, I was planning to become a music therapist. This sounds like a great program.

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