Music has always been my go to when I am feeling down or depressed and it has helped many people in drug rehab therapy as well. It is easy to take music and art for granted, but when used as a therapy program for drug and alcohol addiction, it allows people to communicate their moods and feelings. One of the special songs I have relied on to keep myself on an even keel in the past and now has been “Amazing”, sung by Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith.
“Amazing” tells the story of Tyler’s own life of drugs and addiction and the lines “so sick and tired of living a lie/I was wishing that I would die” remind me to be authentic in my life, and the song inspires me to stay my course. The lines “with the blink of an eye you finally see the light/it’s amazing when the moment arrives that you know you’ll be all right” gives me the strength to do the hard work, not take the easy way out! And it works for me.
And it is not just the lyrics; the upbeat, passionate rhythm of the song and notes keeps me upbeat. Music is something we don’t realize is there until we stop playing or listening to it. Music’s my spirits and makes me dance, and music keeps me true to myself. Music can be my therapy.
I can explain in music how I feel, the sadness, the pain and the joy. Using music to help people manage their emotions and physical and other problems is an important tool. Writing music, interacting with songs that create meaning and good moods, dancing to the beat, all are effective. And many alcohol and drug rehabs offer music therapy. So if you are passionate about music and want to get help with addictions, you might want to look at drug and alcohol rehab centers that utilize music therapy to assist their clients in the recovery process.
I received compensation from Recovery Unplugged for this sponsored post, any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.