Music and Art Therapy for Addiction | Banyan Treatment Centers

Music and Art Therapy for Mental Health

When people think of addiction treatment, they may think of either physical care, like medically monitored detox, or group counseling sessions. But sometimes, patients need something more personal to help them understand the thoughts and behaviors that contribute to their addictions and how to express them to our counselors. As a way of helping patients learn how to process and express difficult thoughts and emotions, our addiction facilities utilize art and music therapy.



Art And Music Therapy Definition

Art and music therapy are two different treatment methods used at our Banyan rehab locations to help patients heal from the psychological impact of addiction and mental illness. We offer both forms of therapy individually for patients interested in working with our counselors in calming and meditative practices that help allow them to explore self-discovery.

Art and music therapy benefits include:

  • Improved ability to express emotions
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Management of cravings
  • Stress management
  • Improved symptoms of mental illness


If you can recall the way your favorite song or a beautiful painting makes you feel, then you may have an understanding of why art and music therapy can be successful in helping people recover from addiction and mental illness.

Our thoughts dictate our behavior, so we believe it’s important for patients to confront difficult thoughts and learn how to express them to overcome addiction and regain control over their lives. Art and music therapy are clinical and evidence-based practices used to promote wellness, manage stress, alleviate pain, express feelings, enhance memory, improve communication, promote physical rehabilitation, and more.

All of our art and music therapy activities are led by our credentialed experts who are trained to aid patients in rehabilitation from substance abuse. Art and music therapy are individual modalities that reach the far corners of the mind, exposing areas of the patient’s life that need to be addressed for long-term sobriety to become a possibility.



Our Music and Art Therapy for Addiction

Whether it’s visual arts, music, poetry, or drama, our drug and alcohol treatment facilities try to incorporate expressive arts in our therapy. We believe that art, music, and creativity can be contagious in the best way possible, often becoming tools that patients continue to rely on long after they’ve completed their addiction treatment programs.

Our music and art therapy activities for substance abuse groups are also designed to remind patients of their humanity. Many of our clients feel as if they’ve lost their sense of control and humanity to drugs and alcohol.

They’ve become all-consumed in chronic substance abuse to the point where they don’t truly know themselves anymore. Our music and art therapy activities for substance abuse groups are meant to remind patients that they’re still emotional, spiritual, and highly capable individuals that can accomplish anything they set their minds to, including getting sober from drugs and alcohol.

Although music and art therapy can be intimidating and seem foreign at first – especially if you’ve never done art before – our art and music therapists work with patients closely to encourage and engage them in the creative process. And although the result is rewarding, it’s the process that counts.



Contact Us to Learn More

In addition to our art and music therapy for mental health and addiction, Banyan Treatment Centers also offers a variety of other special programs and therapies, including Christian drug counseling, dual diagnosis treatment, eating disorder programs, and more. Our goal is not only to help patients recover from the immediate impact of addiction and mental illness but also to teach them how to build a new and fulfilling life that caters to their sobriety and well-being.

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use or mental health disorder, now is the time to get help. To learn more about our addiction and mental health services, contact Banyan today and one of our team members will guide you through the admissions process.



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At Banyan Treatment Center our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction are able to get the help needed to assist them on the road to recovery. If you don't have insurance contact us to inquire about alternate methods regarding treatment for yourself or a loved one.



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