Music therapy is a type of expressive therapy that involves the clinical and evidence-based use of music, either listening to, playing, creating, and/or discussing, for discrete therapeutic purposes. While it may seem like an alternative, “new age,” therapy technique, music therapy has actually been around for thousands of years and gained further popularity during the World Wars of the 1990s.
Music therapists are specially trained in the use of music as both a tool to evaluate a patient and as a way to help them improve their mental state. Specifically, music therapy can help a trained therapist assess a patient’s mental or emotional health, physical well-being, social and communication skills, and cognitive functioning. Therapists then use music to help their patients improve their mood, boost their self-confidence and self-esteem, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase their self-awareness. Music therapy is also an effective tool to promote healing from trauma and healthy self-expression.
Substance addiction is a progressive disease that can be difficult to treat. For the best chance of recovery, it is important to find the treatment program that can best satisfy the specific and unique needs of the addicted individual.
The Asana Recovery Center offers a supervised detoxification and residential treatment program that uses a variety of different therapy options to help those struggling with substance addiction. Call us at (949) 438-4504 to learn more about our inspiring facilities and comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment program today.