The Healing Qualities of Music Therapy in Substance Abuse Treatment

Various types of therapies have proven to be useful in alcohol and drug rehab programs, but music therapy is a tool that many individuals seeking treatment may not understand fully. Studies have shown that music therapy provides significant healing, emotionally, physically, and mentally, and it may end up being an important aspect of your own substance abuse treatment. What Is Music Therapy? Music therapy is very different from music in the form of entertainment. It is a clinical and evidence-based therapeutic practice that utilizes music to accomplish goals within an individual’s therapy program.1 Each client’s music therapy program is designed specifically around their needs and preferences. Music therapy provides physical, emotional, social, and cognitive benefits within a number of therapeutic settings, such as a rehab center, and has been found to be advantageous when used with specific populations who are suffering from the following issues: Crisis and trauma Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Substance abuse disorders Mental health problems Pain Music therapy is also often used to treat military populations, individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease, students with special needs, incarcerated individuals, and young children. Contrary to popular belief, clients do not have to have any musical talents or abilities to benefit from this type of therapy. Nor do they have to listen, create, or move to any specific type of music. All types of music have beneficial ...
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