Written by: Dr. Brei Carter
Addiction is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. While there are many treatment options available, including therapy and medication, music can also be an effective tool for promoting addiction recovery.
Research has shown that music can reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms in people recovering from addiction.
This is because music can activate the same reward centers in the brain that drugs and alcohol do, inducing a sense of pleasure and satisfaction. Music can also reduce stress and anxiety, which can trigger cravings in people recovering from addiction.
Music can also be used as a form of self-expression, allowing people in recovery to express their emotions and feelings in a healthy way. Playing an instrument or singing can be a form of meditation, helping people in recovery achieve a sense of inner calm and peace.