Music has always been such an important part of my life. Whether I’m being silly singing and dancing or keeping it calm with a relaxing or somber tune, my music is always there. It has the power to uplift you and make you smile, while at the same time connect to your core. In many instances of life, music is what sees us through.
Think of all the ways music affects us. I can remember hearing The Graduation Song by Vitamin C around the time I was graduating high school. Something about that song made me feel so accomplished and to this day I feel nostalgic when I hear it. During labor and childbirth, midwives suggest you listen to relaxing and positive music to help you through delivery. We include music at our weddings, parties, and many other social events.
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After suffering a life altering injury two years ago, music is one of the things that helped me though. My husband made various playlists for me to listen to when I experienced any symptoms. Music is truly what continues to help me through my recovery. No matter what happens, I know I can go to my favorite playlist and hear songs like Mr. Jones by Counting Crows, Crash by Dave Matthews Band, and Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve to give me comfort and bring a smile to my face.
Knowing what music did for me, I’m a believer that it can also help people who have an addiction. Unfortunately, I’ve seen countless friends battle a world of addiction. In every case, they started as “good” kids from “good” families with “good” upbringing. Addiction turned into people that were unrecognizable facing challenges that were hard to understand.
Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center understands the power of music and uses it to their advantage.
Music Makes the Difference
Our mission is to provide hope and healing for individuals affected by addiction using the power of music.
The challenge with typical treatment programs, besides most of it being based on talk-therapy, is that eventually you have to leave. What can be done in 30 days can be easily undone in 30 minutes. Although addicts have much in common, there are individual needs that are ignored in most treatment centers. At Recovery Unplugged™ Treatment Center, we get to know each client as an individual, allowing us to better understand his or her needs for a full recovery. Just as everyone is different, so are our clients’ needs for rehabilitation and long-term sobriety. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to give our clients the best chance at returning to society as sober, motivated individuals. Our treatment philosophy centers on providing clients with a full continuum of care and rehabilitation with guidance and support every step of the way. Clients engage in day or night treatment with community housing, intensive outpatient programming, aftercare ,and sober living.
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Recovery Unplugged is a drug rehab center in Florida that uses musical medicine. Besides regular treatment they use music to break through the walls created to tackle the addiction. The clients are included in music groups and give live performances. This is a great way to explore the creative side of themselves. No prior musical experience is needed and clients are encouraged to write lyrics and even record their songs in Recovery Unplugged’s studio. Some of the greatest songs written were wrote when the artist was in a dark spot or their happiest spot. Learning how to put those feeling out there on paper or through music is an alternative to trying to make them go away through drugs or alcohol.
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*I received compensation from Recovery Unplugged for this sponsored post, any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.