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How Music Can Impact Recovery

There are a wide variety of therapies to support individuals on their path to recovery. Activity-based therapy programs are a great way to support addiction recovery. Activities such as music and art provide treatment clients with the opportunity to use creativity to cope with life’s challenges instead of relying on harmful substances. Music, in particular, has great healing powers. Rise Above Treatment’s music therapy program helps clients engage in music therapy throughout their rehabilitation and recovery.

Music Therapy Supports Recovery

Music has the power to excite listeners. It will make you feel like dancing, singing along, or even performing. It can also help people relate to their peers and work with others.

The ability to overcome substance abuse is often quite difficult. Music therapy can play a significant role in the recovery of residential treatment clients. Participants often remark that music therapy helps them to relieve their stress. They feel relaxed enough to engage in their treatment and learn to deal with their triggers creatively. Music and recovery have many benefits to program participants.

These benefits include:

  • Reduces stress. When people first begin a treatment program, it can be very overwhelming. Working with others in a music therapy program can make participants feel relaxed and open to the idea of creating and performing their music.
  • Improve motivation. When people participate in music therapy, they will release endorphins that make them productive. The recovery process will mean that people need to remain motivated and inspired.
  • Promote relaxation. One of the most difficult aspects of recovery is learning how to relax without the assistance of drugs or alcohol. Clients will learn to relax and cope with their triggers more healthily by integrating music and recovery.
  • Address triggers and negative emotions. It is not uncommon for people struggling with addiction to have problems expressing their emotions. They’ve used drugs or alcohol as their tool to cope with their triggers and now need another outlet. Music therapy can become that outlet as they will acknowledge their triggers and feel better about themselves.
  • Enhance creative expression. Like other creative art forms, music encourages people to express their emotions. People with addiction struggles often are challenged with expressing themselves and are often isolated. Music therapy allows people to share their feelings and feel heard by others.

The impact the music has on the recovery process will only positively support the continued sobriety of people.

What Is Rock to Recovery?

Creating music is a form of therapy that is engaging for residential clients. The Rock to Recovery program is an innovative experience that brings together sober musicians with clients in recovery. Through the program, you will establish a connection with creating music.

In our program, the band leader will support clients in developing musical talents in a nurturing environment. Clients will write songs, work together, and improve their public speaking skills.

Then all songs produced through the Rock to Recovery program are shared to an anonymous SoundCloud. Program participants can download and share their songs with others.

Drugs and alcohol are associated with their creative process for some professional musicians. However, musicians can realize that they can create music without feeling triggered to use drugs through the Rock to Recovery program.

Let Music Support Your Recovery At Rise Above Treatment

Rise Above Treatment believes that music can be a transformational tool to help clients lead healthy, sober lives. Our music therapy program, Rock to Recovery, has assisted people with:

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Drug Addiction

To learn more about Rise Above Treatment’s music and recovery program, contact us at (877) 641-0717 or use the online form so that you can combine your creative expression with sobriety.

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