June 13, 2012 in drug rehab
Music has long been used as a coping mechanism. Some of the best songs and compositions come out of pain or love lost. But now music is being used in a new way. Music therapy is becoming a new way to help addicts overcome their addiction in an addiction treatment center.
It may sound like something new and experimental, but in fact, the effects that music have on the body is quite scientific. Music therapy is seen as an acceptable way to relieve stress, pain, enhance memory, improve communication skills and help with physical rehabilitation.
Because the uses for music therapy are so generalized, it can be used in a number of different medical arenas. Music therapy is being used in such ways from things such as cancer treatment to dual diagnosis treatment. Music therapy has even been effective in helping patients with schizophrenia.
Music is great for use in drug rehab because it easily allows for a person to escape. When a person, even if they are not addicted to drugs can escape their current world, it can give them a new perspective on their life. Embracing music can also help a person dig deep within themselves to find out what is bothering them. Giving them a way to express themselves in a way they never could before. Listening to music can do this, but making your own music really heightens the experience.
It all comes back to having a passion. And music can create that passion for someone that they never were able to have before. Treatment programs offer such things as guitar lessons to help their patients. Using music as a means of therapy has endless ways it can be applied. And there is really nothing more rewarding than creating your own music. Music therapy is something to look into!
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