Music is known to be a powerful tool which people rely on for their daily activities. It is no surprise that music as a therapy is effective, and has solved quite a number of health and psychological issues. Although, the benefits of music therapy are quite much, it is in particular, a powerful tool in alleviating addiction problems.
While music therapy is a special kind of treatment used by trained personnel and specialists, people use to it to facilitate some energetic feelings, and foster a healing process. Many musicians have used music to express their thoughts and feelings about addiction and in the process motivating themselves.
It is important to note that not all music can indeed facilitate a recovery process, because music has the power to induce strong feelings such as listening to songs that promotes the use of drugs and other harmful substances. Music therapy does not happen this way. There are ways we can inculcate music into a recovery process.
Firstly, it is possible to meditate with music. Meditation has a way of helping people in recovery, but it is quite a difficult activity because it requires total and undivided concentration and as such music can influence the concentration needed, because it has a way of affecting the mood and consciousness of a person. Music can help calm the mind and act as a leverage for meditation when one is just about starting it.
Also, it is possible to formulate musical playlists that helps to induce relaxation and calmness. There are songs that can motivate and inspire one to engage in series of exercises. Creating playlists of songs is quite interesting, and can be done easily due to the availability of music applications.
Engaging in song writing is another way of facilitating recovery such that, keeping a form of diary of songs can allow one let out all thoughts and feelings that might be a burden. It could even be done in such a way only the addicted person can have access to the diary. So by keeping records of songs and poems, an addict is able to let go of unnecessary beliefs and views.
Furthermore, it is a fact that many people faced with addiction have used music therapy to help them recover from their addictions, and also achieve long term and permanent recovery. There is no skepticism that music is a powerful medium in the addiction recovery process.