Music Recovery

NorthShore's Music-Based Recovery program offers a unique avenue for emotional expression and engagement in the recovery journey, incorporating activities like songwriting, relaxation training, and musical exploration. Led by substance abuse counselors and music instructors, this program aims to reduce stress, enhance emotional well-being, and foster social connections through the therapeutic power of music.

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Music Recovery

NorthShore's Music-Based Recovery program offers a unique avenue for emotional expression and engagement in the recovery journey, incorporating activities like songwriting, relaxation training, and musical exploration. Led by substance abuse counselors and music instructors, this program aims to reduce stress, enhance emotional well-being, and foster social connections through the therapeutic power of music.

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Music-Based Recovery

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, music can help patients tap into emotions that can be difficult for them to otherwise express through traditional forms of communication. Participating in music recovery is useful, regardless of musical background. Activities include lyric analysis, relaxation training, songwriting, musical games, and improvising music based on emotions or other topics related to treatment. Integrating music into recovery can help patients explore their emotions and increase their motivation and engagement. Music-based interventions provide different opportunities in recovery for self-expression, cooperative group activity, and imagination.

NorthShore’s music-based recovery program incorporates the 12 steps of recovery and is conducted by substance abuse counselors and music instructors. Musicians are encouraged to create music as a creative outlet in order to recover.

Benefits of Music Recovery Include:

  • Relaxation training
  • Positive emotional changes through songwriting and lyrical analysis
  • Decrease in anxiety, depression, anger, and stress
  • Increase motivation and engagement in recovery
  • Promotes social cohesion
  • Promotes emotional expression

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