Music Therapy in Drug Rehab Centers

Many holistic, non-12-step rehab centers are now incorporating various non-traditional, cutting-edge treatment modalities into their programs.  When someone enters a rehab center for drugs or alcohol, typically, their body, mind, and spirit are all in need of help and healing.  After getting through the initial difficult physical withdrawal, repairing the emotional and psychological damage can be an even greater challenge.  One of the new forms of non-traditional therapy that treatment centers employ is music therapy.

Music has been shown to reach out to kids, teens, and adults of all ages and backgrounds.  Scientific research has actually shown that music has a direct effect on the brain and body.  Depending on the pitch, frequency of the sounds waves, or rhythm of music, the human brain can either be stimulated by increased blood flow or it can also be relaxed. Many individuals who enter rehab have been abusing drugs or alcohol to escape their feelings and emotions.  Music can help individuals get in touch with their emotions on a deeper level, and it tends to truly resonate with the listener, allowing them to have a creative outlet to express them.

At Passages, we incorporate music therapy into our treatment program.  We have several instruments available for client use, and once a week, we have an “open mic night” where clients are encouraged to express themselves musically.  Learning to produce music can be a positive, constructive, and life-long hobby without drugs or alcohol and allows clients to put in hard work to achieve a greater goal and skill.

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Passages, Where Addiction Ends and Life Begins™

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