addiction

Music therapy helps to improve the ability to recognize and accept different emotions present in addictive behaviors. It promotes self-expression and self-awareness, helping individuals increase their self-esteem by facilitating relaxation, stress reduction and motivating them throughout the recovery process. Music therapy serves as a distraction to negative “noise” that leads to addiction and can help decrease anxiety through a healing recovery process.

The key difference between music therapy and more traditional forms of addiction treatment therapy is that is acts as a companion and helps reduce feelings of loneliness. Music therapy can also help with the development of coping and problem-solving strategies.

 

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM MUSIC THERAPY?

Music therapy is successful at helping those with addictive behaviors such as:

  • Alcohol abuse

  • Substance abuse

  • Pharmaceutical drug abuse