Music therapy is a clinical and evidence-based approach that utilizes music to draw connections between your current struggles and finding healing in the midst of your substance abuse or mental disorder. Through music, you can meet your therapeutic goals and connect with your inner self physically, emotionally, mentally, socially, and spiritual.

Pillars Recovery offers music therapy through our experiential therapy program. Our trained therapist provides both individual and group sessions that teach you how to connect with music in different ways. To find out more about our treatment programs for alcohol or drug addiction, call us today at 866.782.0247. We are here to help you break the vicious cycle of addiction.

What is Music Therapy?a patient plays the guitar while participating in music therapy

Music therapy is an alternative treatment that incorporates music to help you manage your cognitive issues, which, in turn, lead to positive behavior. A qualified music therapist will manage your sessions and develop a treatment plan according to your individual needs. When you attend a session, you will take an active role in creating, moving to, singing, with, or listening to music.

There are two different types of music therapy. First, active music therapy allows you to participate in activities actively. You can sing, play an instrument, create music or other stimulating activities. Second, passive music enables you to engage in a more relaxing activity such as meditation while listening to music. Each type of therapy offers effective evidence-based treatment to help you overcome your dependency on drugs or alcohol.

Music Therapy As Part of Our Addiction Treatment Programs

Because of its healing qualities, it can give you the emotional stability you need to get through your addiction treatment program. For this reason, we use it as a supplement to our other forms of treatment and therapy such as:

A music therapy program is also a perfect form of holistic treatment that heals the mind, body, and soul. Through music therapy, you can explore the harmful elements that affect your behavior and trigger your addiction. It helps you get to the root of the problem so that you can start to heal.

What Are the Benefits of Music Therapy?

While music therapy alone is not enough to help you overcome your dependency on drugs or alcohol, it can be a useful supplement to a more well-rounded treatment program. There are several benefits of this treatment:

  • Reduces stress and helps you to relax
  • Encourages positive thinking
  • Opens the lines of communication if you suffer from trauma issues
  • Improves concentration and focus
  • Reduces insomnia and fosters better sleep
  • Helps you meditate

Once you experience music therapy for the first time, you may want to include it in your substance abuse treatment program and continue with it long after you have completed your core therapy. An experienced music therapist can use this type of treatment to help you break the mental cycles that fuel your addiction and keep you chained to drugs or alcohol.

You can learn a lot when you participate in both active and passive music programs. You will also find that music indeed does have the power to heal.

Contact Us Today to Learn More About Music Therapy

Would you like to find out more about music therapy? Then contact Pillars Recovery. We offer a wide range of programs that help you overcome your drug or alcohol dependency. To find out more about our services, call us today at 866.782.0247.