Music Therapy and Addiction Recovery in Pennsylvania

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Elizabeth Drew, MD
Last Updated: June 28, 2022

There are many types of treatment offered at alcohol and drug rehab centers in and around Philadelphia, and music therapy is one of them. It has been shown to have so many great benefits during the recovery process. There are a lot of people in our area who are suffering because of their addictions. But through the use of music therapy, they can find a strength and resolve to recover that they never knew they had.

Music has healing properties. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you’re going through, there’s always some type of music that helps you get by. Everyone has different preferences but there is typically a song or artist to match whatever is going on in your life.

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Similarly, music brings people from all walks of life together. It can provide a common bond between groups that might never spend time together otherwise. There is something special about the shared appreciation for a certain musician or type of music.

There is also the power of actually playing or writing music. The wide range of instruments available, from guitars to hand drums, pianos to your very own voice, offers you plenty of ways to express yourself. Musical instruments offer you a unique way to explore your experience even if you aren’t the best at playing them.

There isn’t a part of you that music can’t affect, from your body to your mind to your soul. Music therapy for addiction harnesses the powers of all the different ways you can experience music. It blends these aspects and offers a way to help people heal using the melodies and rhythms of sound.