At MRC, we take a multidisciplinary approach to substance abuse recovery for adults and adolescents. Evidence-based therapies set the foundation for success, but experiential therapies can enhance the recovery process. In fact, many of our patients have reaped the benefits of music and art therapy.

How Music and Art Therapy Helps the Recovery Process

Sobriety involves more than just ceasing drug or alcohol consumption. Evidence-based therapies analyze negative thought patterns and seek to replace them with new, positive behaviors. Once individuals realize they don’t need drugs or alcohol to cope with life’s obstacles, the real healing can begin. However, in many cases, substance abuse has encompassed their entire life, and they’re left with a void.

Integrating music and arts therapy provides a healthy outlet for patients that encourages expression, relieves stress and helps develop new-found coping skills. It also encourages self-discovery, as patients can develop a deeper appreciation for themselves. For instance, learning how to play a new instrument or creatively crafting a piece of artwork promotes self-discipline that patients might not have known existed. Creative expression has tremendous value in a well-rounded addiction treatment program.

Benefits of Music and Art Therapy

Finding a new passion can be exciting for patients struggling with substance abuse. Music and art therapy has proven to be helpful in managing physical, emotional and cognitive issues.

Music and art therapy at MRC has helped many patients:

  • Embrace creativity
  • Overcome depression
  • Reduce stress
  • Develop better communication skills
  • Cope with anxiety
  • Overcome addiction

Music and Arts Therapy is Just a Small Part of How We Help Patients Recover

At MRC in Memphis, Tennessee, we’ve helped patients with substance abuse recovery for over 40 years. No two patients are alike, which is why we offer individualized treatment programs to maximize you or your loved one’s recovery. Our caring staff will analyze your needs and develop a plan to effectively combat your addiction. Following treatment, we also offer a comprehensive aftercare plan to help you maintain your new-found sobriety.

Discover how MRC can help you or your loved one overcome addiction and live a better, more positive life. Leave addiction in the past and call us today at (866) 304-8254.