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Music and Art Therapy to Help Fight Addiction

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Combating Addiction with the Help of Music and Art Therapy

Addiction can be a vicious cycle that requires proper treatment to truly overcome the disease.

If you are suffering from any drug or alcohol addiction, it’s important to understand that there is light at the end of the tunnel and you can change your life for the better. Drug and alcohol treatment consists of the standard detox and therapy methods available at a professional treatment center. Additionally, there are alternative expressive therapy approaches that individuals can engage in to better fit their needs. Music and art therapy are great examples of unique therapy methods that addicts can greatly benefit from. Fighting addiction takes inner-strength, and this creative approach allows people to explore their emotions through this process. Banyan Treatment Center shares with you why music and art therapy for addiction is beneficial.

What to Expect During Music & Art Therapy Treatment

Through this treatment approach, you will be able to express yourself in a unique and creative way. You can expect to explore your emotions, find productive ways to manage your addiction cravings, and improve your self-esteem during treatment. Music and art therapy can be conducted in a group or individualized setting at a drug and alcohol treatment center. Many people can benefit from finding new ways to express themselves. This approach to addiction treatment allows individuals to learn relaxation techniques and build positive emotional awareness.

Addiction can come with anxiety and irritability that art and music therapy can help to reduce by increasing levels of happiness and comfort. Healthy activities in treatment, such as drawing and painting, are a beneficial way to effectively contribute to the treatment process by allowing those to release their emotions. Listening to music or engaging in songwriting are a part of music therapy for addiction. These activities also help addicted individuals recover.


Our drug and alcohol rehab center in Philadelphia offers alternative expressive therapy services such as music and art therapy for addiction. If you are battling this disease, we are here to help you get sober and stay sober. Call our treatment center today at 888-280-4763 for more information on how we can guide you through recovery.

Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.