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Recovery Unplugged: Rehab with Music @RecoveryUnplugd #RecoveryMusic

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 8, 2015 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Music

I received compensation from Recovery Unplugged for this sponsored post, any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.

Recovery music rehab I’ve seen addiction up close. It’s not pretty. It’s heart-wrenching. You feel helpless and the person addicted feels out of control.

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.

What song inspires or empowers you?

20 Responses to Recovery Unplugged: Rehab with Music @RecoveryUnplugd #RecoveryMusic

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That sounds like such a great idea. I am sure this will help a lot of people.

  2. I’ve never thought of using music to help with rehab before. I can see how that could help.

  3. I think this is a great idea. I know how pumped I get before running when I listen to Bon Jovi.

  4. Catherine S says:

    This sounds like a great idea. I am glad they are finding new technics to help treat people with addictions.

  5. Crystal says:

    I love that they use music to help people struggling with addictions. I don’t struggle with any addictions, but I have seen it in my family. It’s sad.

  6. Dawn says:

    I think that’s a great idea. Music is such a powerful force.

  7. Music was always therapy for me. After a long day, just zoning the rest of the world out and listening to some music calms me.

  8. Marcie W. says:

    I certainly believe music can heal and enjoy when songs connect with me on different levels. This recovery program sounds wonderful!

  9. That sounds like such a great idea. I would have never thought to use music for rehab.

  10. Jeanine says:

    This is a wonderful idea! It will help lots I’m so sure!

  11. Addiction can be a very hard thing to break. Anything that could maybe even slightly help, it surely worth a shot.

  12. Theresa says:

    Music really is a powerful tool. I find it very interesting they are now using it for recovery!

  13. Music definitely helps my mood. I love listening to music.

  14. I firmly believe in music therapy. Music has been my own saving grace for my own mental health issues.

  15. Carly Brydon says:

    Addiction is a nasty thing. I love that this rehab center is using music – it can definitely be healing!

  16. Penelope says:

    Those songs make me feel empowered too 🙂 Music is powerful, it moves me and can calm me down or get my moving when it’s time to exercise!

  17. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    Music can be very healing. It has helped me threw a lot of hard times.

  18. Rosey says:

    I can see how it would be true. Music definitely can tame a beast, I’ve seen it in real life. 🙂

  19. Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty says:

    Music is amazing, and I totally feel that it has healing powers. I love to have music on in the background whatever I am doing.

  20. Tracey says:

    This is a really great idea. Music is so powerful and can help change lives.