I received compensation from Recovery Unplugged for this sponsored post, any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.
There are so many reasons people become addicted, from being in an accident and given pain meds, then getting hooked because you don’t want to feel any pain to not being able to handle stress so you turn to alcohol, to a myriad of other reasons.
Hopefully an addict can/will get the help they need and I know the road to recovery isn’t an easy one for sure.
I was very intrigued to hear about a drug rehab center in Florida that uses music in the recovery process. I definitely see how it could be beneficial… music is the universal language. There’s a line in a 17th century poem that goes, “Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast”, which has been commonly misinterpreted as, “Music has charms to soothe the savage beast”, both phrases mean the same thing really; music can calm the most savage in us.
One thing is for certain, music can help us get through hard times. Music can help us heal. Using music in drug rehab therapy makes perfect sense to me. Rehab with music could be music to an addict’s ears, so to speak.
I can hear a certain song and I’ll automatically be taken back in time to when I first heard it, or it will conjure up a memory that the song is tied to. I know when I want to feel inspired, I listen to Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ and being a woman, Whitney Houston’s I’m Every Woman makes me feel empowered.
By the way, both of these songs would make great recovery music for those battling addiction.