Recovery Unplugged co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Paul Pellinger recently spoke with ABC News about the Recovery Unplugged treatment process, and how we have helped clients all over the country overcome drug and alcohol addiction using the power of music. The piece discusses the scope of drug addiction in the United States, which claimed the lives of over 72,000 Americans last year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and how Recovery Unplugged is working every day to reverse the trend of substance use disorder and overdose through innovative, effective and evidence-based musical addiction care.
The article also discusses Paul’s considerable tenure and expertise in the addiction care landscape, and how he has continued to refine the mission of music-based treatment that he so intuitively put in place when he opened Recovery Unplugged. Paul regaled ABC News with anecdotal accounts of how Recovery Unplugged has used music to help break down emotional barriers and reach clients in ways traditional talk therapy often can’t. He specifically discussed how a client who was initially resistant to the treatment and recovery experience began to break down in tears when he heard a song that reminded him of his incarceration.
Stories like that are what continue to drive the Recovery Unplugged mission statement, and we were glad to share our successes and techniques with ABC News. As we continue to effectively treat more and more substance use disorder victims across the United States, we look forward to shedding further light on how our clients have benefited from music-based recovery.
Buy or download a copy of Paul’s book Music Is Our Medicine today to learn more about his work and the Recovery Unplugged organization.