individual playing the drums during their music therapy program Used for ailments ranging from psychiatric conditions to cancer, a music therapy program can help improve the overall wellbeing of individuals. Music is much more than just a melody for someone to dance or sing along to. Music therapy for addiction can provide numerous benefits to overall treatment. Pairing it with more traditional therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy can create a more effective overall treatment plan.

A music therapy program can help do the following:

  • Alleviate pain
  • Promote physical rehabilitation
  • Enhance memory
  • Promote wellness
  • Express feelings
  • Manage stress
  • Improve communication

The music therapist determines how each client is progressing through therapy by assessing individual cognitive, physical, and psychosocial skills. They also determine how this progression relates to other aspects of their treatment.

How Music Therapy Works

A music therapy program is based on traditional counseling practices while incorporating the use of music. A client can listen to music, play an instrument, or even sing. The addition of music to the counseling session has been found to reduce pain and discomfort, and enhance creativity and emotional well-being. Experts believe music therapy works because it requires the client to focus on the music, which involves the brain and the body — music is processed neurologically and physiologically — and this leads to less focus on pain, sadness or discomfort. It also helps by providing an outlet for clients to safely and effectively express their emotions without the need to turn to harmful substances. By having an outlet, clients are also able to learn more effective communication skills.

Benefits of Music Therapy for Addiction

While music therapy for addiction is beneficial for treatment, it can provide long term benefits long after treatment. Continuing to listen and play music can help improve overall life function and skills. It can also promote proper self-care and encourage a healthier and richer spiritual life should an individual wish to have one. Appropriate for all ages, music therapy has been found to help people with mental health disorders, addictions, and other illnesses to improve their overall quality of life.

Begin our Music Therapy Program Today

Promises Treatment Centers are proud to provide a range of addiction treatment programs beneficial for the treatment of both substance abuse and mental health disorders. By pairing more modern, holistic therapies with traditional options, clients receive care that helps them heal, not just recover. We understand that while everyone deserves the chance to recover from mental illness or addiction, they won’t achieve that recovery the same. By creating different avenues of treatment, we ensure that each client that visits our centers will have a chance at achieving their goals.

Along with our music therapy program, we also offer the following therapies:

If you want to know more about Promises Treatment Centers and how to begin the admissions process, call today at 1.713.528.3709. Our admissions team is ready to help you begin a music therapy program at our facilities.