Music Therapy Makes the Difference
We are always saying that music makes the difference.
Why does music make the difference?
According to the American Music Therapy Association, “Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.” While Recovery Unplugged doesn’t necessarily use music therapy, music-based therapies tap into the same range of emotions.
When used properly, music can be an incredibly powerful treatment tool.
Why music works:
- Music is a core utility in the brain. Our brain responds to and process music in the womb. Music leads to language and all forms of communication.
- Our bodies and it’s rhythm. Every notice you’re walking to the beat of the music that you’re listening to?
- Music taps into our emotions. Have you ever listened to music and just felt happy? Or felt sad? See what I mean?
- Music enhances learning. Do you remember how you learned your ABCs? Through a song!
- Music taps into our memories. Have you ever been driving, heard a song on the radio, then immediately been taken to a certain place, a specific time in your life, or a particular person?
- Music is a social experience. Music experiences are shared with a group, whether playing in band or going to a concert.
At Recovery Unplugged we use an amazingly powerful tool that no other drug rehab center in Florida has: music-assisted treatment. Clients are able to use music as a catalyst to start to break down the barriers we build through their lives and their addictions. Along with music groups and live performances clients at Recovery Unplugged have the opportunity to explore a creative side of themselves through music, writing lyrics, and even recording their songs in our studio regardless of prior musical experience. Clients are also given the chance to express themselves performing for their peers.