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Music Therapy & Addiction Recovery

How Music Can Help to Support Addiction Treatment

For many people, listening to and creating music can feel therapeutic and calming. However, there is research to support these claims when it comes to supporting the recovery process.

What is Music Therapy?

Music therapy is an evidence-based treatment that uses music to help individuals address a number of disorders, including addiction and mental health issues. When participating in music therapy, it’s common to use a combination of:

  • Listening to music
  • Singing
  • Playing instruments
  • Composing music

Mental Health Benefits

When it comes to addiction and substance use disorders, it’s common for patients to also suffer from mental health issues like anxiety and depression. Fortunately, the primary benefit of music therapy is to help to support your mental and emotional health.

Participating in music therapy while in recovery can provide a host of mental health benefits, including:

  • Developing healthy coping mechanisms
  • Improving problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Improved levels of patience
  • Supports emotional awareness
  • Strengthens verbal communication skills
  • Strengthens interpersonal relationships
  • Supports self-awareness
  • Improves self-esteem

Seeking Help for Addiction at North Georgia Recovery Center

The road to recovery starts with taking the first step. Let us walk alongside you on the path to sobriety and wellness. When you choose to get treatment at North Georgia Recovery Center, you can rest assured knowing that you will be treated by licensed therapists in our state-of-the-art facilities. Every one of our team members is certified to address and effectively treat the issues that come along with addiction.

To schedule your free consultation with our team, call (678) 940-7873 today.