Using Music as an Effective Treatment Method
Music therapy continues to be explored regarding its many positive outcomes for those individuals suffering from drug addiction and/or alcohol addiction. It is a holistic method in which studies are suggesting some unique benefits to patients in early recovery. It is often used to induce specific moods that trigger positive characteristics. Music therapy may be a way to recreate those moods and feelings, allowing the therapist to help the patient identify positive and negative feelings. The patients are given tools that can be used when addressing the negative consequences of their addiction. This alternative to self-medication is another apparatus that an addict can utilize when life’s trials become difficult to handle.
Studies have found that Music Therapy helps patients in the following areas:
- Examine emotions and self-esteem.
- Enhance positivity.
- Empower themselves through success.
- Improve self-awareness.
- Increase attention and concentration.
- Build coping and problem-solving strategies.
- Enhance mindfulness and relaxation techniques.
- Improve interpersonal skills.