Close your eyes and think of the feeling you get when you’re listening to your favorite piece of music. Think about how the key-changes and melody elicit inexplicable happiness; how a minor chord or sad lyric can bring forth feelings of remorse or sadness; how an up-tempo drumbeat can actually compel you to get up and start dancing. Recovery Unplugged has taken this level of music-based emotional release and synthesized into the world’s first fully music-focused addiction recovery program. We combine traditional treatment practices detox and behavioral rehab with therapies like composition, poetry, production, performance and drumming to help patients break down emotional barriers. We have seen first-hand how music permanently changes people’s lives for the better. Call us at 1 (855) 975-6553.
Recovery Unplugged established our care model based on the proven idea that music can help all patients heal from addiction. In addition to offering traditional treatment modalities, such as detox, rehab and aftercare, we are pleased to provide our clients with a customized care program of music-based therapies, including production, performance, writing and appreciation. Our doctors, nurses and mental health professionals work in close collaboration with our songwriters and creative staff to give patients a well-rounded recovery experience. Recovery Unplugged offers a wide variety of care programs, including inpatient, outpatient, PHP, long-term and intensive outpatient. We have multiple locations, including Fort Lauderdale, Austin and the DC-Metro Area.
Music has a variety of occupational and emotionally therapeutic benefits. Participants’ engagement with jubilant and uplifting or decidedly sadder pieces of music can yield an extraordinary therapeutic benefit. International and domestic studies alike have documented the music’s efficacy in dealing with conditions like depression, anxiety, PTSD and even chronic pain. Engagement with music not only offers therapy participants a distraction from their emotional problems; it also offers a sense of control in a situation where they may feel they lack it. Music also produces endorphins to counteract chronic pain and the right kind of music can improve breathing patterns and slowing heartbeat.
Music therapy has a variety of benefits that traditional talk therapy often lacks. Patients often have a hard time opening to a therapist. They feel guarded, defensive and vulnerable, and will often put up walls to protect themselves. These emotional barriers very often lead to suppressing of trauma or other factors that create or sustain substance abuse. Playing an instrument, writing a song, writing lyrics or even passively engagement with music by listening helps patients achieve a raw and unfiltered release that helps them safely confront the toxic or dysfunctional circumstances that have been so present and influential in their everyday lives.
While other addiction treatment organizations use music therapy peripherally in their overall care programs, Recovery Unplugged is the first treatment facility to offer music-centered treatment. We remain on the cutting edge of music-based addiction care and are at the forefront of innovations and developments regarding this therapy. Patients do not need to have a music background to benefit from our treatment approach. Recovery Unplugged helps all types of patients, from accomplished musicians to casual listeners. Music is for everyone, and so is the peace of mind and balanced mental health that comes with it.