For many addicts and alcoholics, music is a major part of their lives. It is in a sense the soundtrack to their story, something they reach for when they are feeling depressed and something they reach for when they want to celebrate.
Music permeates all layers of our culture and it crosses generational, racial, and language barriers in its ability to help people relate and escape from their daily lives. This is why it only makes sense that music is used within the therapeutic setting of substance abuse treatment.
At our Pasadena, California Music Therapy for Addiction, we seek to help individuals recovering from alcoholism or addiction through the use of music, in all its forms. We understand the healing power that music can have and as such we offer all our clients at Pasadena Recovery Center the ability to integrate musical therapy into their treatment process.
What Is Music Therapy?
Music therapy, like the kind offered through our Pasadena, California Music Therapy for Addiction, uses music in the form of song, instrument playing, and movement in order to allow individuals who are recovering from addiction issues learn how to express themselves, increase their self-esteem, and raise their emotional awareness and confidence.
When used in a therapeutic setting, and in tandem with other more traditional therapies, our Pasadena, California Music Therapy for Addiction can help addicts and alcoholics who may have an initial issue with expressing themselves find a creative outlet for their emotions.
Many times individuals who come into recovery find it difficult to get in touch with themselves, their thoughts and their emotions because they have spent years attempting to avoid these things with their use of drugs and alcohol. Very often they will still be tied to that way of thinking when they first get sober and so our Pasadena, California Music Therapy for Addiction, can help ease them into learning how to process any feeling and emotions that may crop up.
The Benefits Of Music Therapy
Not everyone will react to certain therapies the same way. For some people, traditional talk therapies are the best route for healing, whereas for other individuals talking out their problems just doesn’t cut it. The reasons for this vary, but in most cases when an individual does not initially take to traditional therapies, it is because they are not yet ready to discuss with another person the things that have been ailing them.
This, however, does not mean that they do not have the capacity to overcome their addiction, it just simply means that other therapies must be employed in order to help them heal in their own way. For individuals like this, our Pasadena, California Music Therapy for Addiction has proven to be very beneficial, as it allows them to express themselves in ways that are meaningful and safe to them.
For some, this means that they will listen to music as a form of therapy, while others will learn how to craft songs that express what they are feeling, and still, others will learn how to play an instrument as an outlet for their emotions. All of these forms of therapy have been proven to be very effective in helping individuals who are not yet ready to talk about their issues, open up and explore their inner-self.
Through our Pasadena, California Music Therapy for Addiction, we seek to give all of our clients the best possible chance at recovery by offering them treatment options that are meaningful to them. We understand that going away for substance abuse treatment can be a tremendously stressful event in their lives, and so to make this transition as comfortable as possible we offer services that will help them better integrate into a life of recovery.
Not to mention that in order for therapy to be effective, it has to make sense within the client’s worldview and understanding. If they are engaging in therapeutic activities that do not make sense to them, then they will more than likely not find the necessary healing from that therapy.
So if you think that you have a problem with alcoholism or addiction and you believe that music therapy could help you finally overcome your addiction issues, then give us a call today.
Finding the Right Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center
If you believe that you may have a problem with alcoholism or addiction and you think that you may need to seek help, then call the professionals at Pasadena Recovery Center today at 1-866-663-3030. Our trained staff is well aware of how difficult it can be to ask for help and we understand that leaving behind a life of addiction for a life of recovery can be tremendously frightening. We are here to help you in any way we can through this trying and difficult time, so give us a call today and take the first step towards a new life of sobriety.