Self-expression through art is as old as the human race. People have turned to music and other forms of artistic expression as a way of telling their stories for ages. Music can give people a way to vent emotions, make new social connections, and stimulate their minds and bodies.
For those dealing with addiction to alcohol and other substances, music can provide them with a positive outlet. At Solution Based Treatment in Murrieta, California, our Rock to Recovery program offers those in recovery a chance to take up music for the first time or renew an old passion. With compassionate addiction specialists and talented musicians alongside you, you can find deeper, longer-lasting recovery. Find out more about SBT today by calling 833.999.1941, or sending us a message online.
Music Can Help with Recovery
For those trying to fight addiction to alcohol or other substances, isolation and loneliness can make the recovery process more difficult. Finding others who understand what you’re feeling and experiencing can help motivate and inspire you to grow and overcome addiction.
Making music together is just one way that people can connect and express themselves. The process of producing songs together can give people:
- A sense of purpose, belonging, and cultural connection
- New skills to focus on, giving the mind distraction from drugs or alcohol
- Physical and mental stimulation that can help with staying centered and grounded
- A way to express yourself that is safe, healthy, and cathartic
Sharing and collaborating in making music can give those in recovery something to look forward to. In fact, this can be crucial in dealing with the less pleasant parts of recovery. If faith is a source of healing for you, you may also find faith-based music and singing to be beneficial.
Even those who have never tried to sing or play an instrument can be therapeutic to take on a new skill. Therefore, you can allow yourself to try something you “aren’t good at” and enjoy the process of improvement and achieving goals. This process can be a good parallel for what you are capable of in addiction recovery, as you take each step in learning.
Music Therapy with SBT&D’s Rock to Recovery Program
At Solution Based Treatment & Detox, we give our clients the opportunity to reconnect with parts of themselves that exist outside of addiction. Making music can give clients a chance to reminisce on their life before their addiction and recreate that life again.
At our Rock to Recovery program, clients can practice:
- Writing their own song lyrics
- Composing their own songs
- Mixing and recording songs using studio equipment
- Receiving feedback and guidance from other artists and musicians
- Maintaining accountability to peers and staff who help them to make music
At Solution Based Treatment & Detox, we know that our clients need treatment that is comprehensive and includes opportunities to create and enjoy themselves. Our Rock to Recovery program is just one of a host of programs that can make up a treatment plan. Moreover, we want every client to be able to not only survive addiction recovery, but also thrive on the other side of it.
Rock Your Way to Recovery Today
Whatever the situation you’re in, and regardless of what has led to your addiction, you can take control of your recovery today. There is no need to try to quit all on your own, and risk repeating the cycle of relapse. With the array of options you will have at Solution Based Treatment & Detox, you can rest assured that even if some days are difficult, there will be better days ahead.
In addition to our Rock to Recovery program, we also offer a full range of services. These include:
- Detox under medical supervision
- Intervention services
- Partial hospitalization
- Intensive outpatient
- Sober living programs
All clients who come to SBT&D are welcome to share their stories without shame or judgment. Find your next steps toward freedom from addiction today, and contact us. You can send a message online, or call us at 833.999.1941.