I received compensation from Recovery Unplugged for this sponsored post, any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.
Drug addiction and Alcoholism. Chances are that you have personally known someone that has been affected by one or the other. I have a close family member who has struggled on and off with heroin addiction for years. That someone is my brother and I am happy to say that he have been clean for four years now, but there were a lot of ups and downs along the way.
The thing is, when someone close to you is an addict, it affects everyone around them – and one thing I learned, the hard way, is that if an addict doesn’t want help then rehab will not work. Sure, it might work for a while, but if they are not ready to tackle their addiction, there is a chance that they will slip back into their old habits. I am speaking from experience here. My brother was in and out of rehab facilities several times before he decided that he finally wanted to get clean and stay clean. And that’s when rehab finally worked for him.
But when they are ready, the first step to recovery is going to a drug treatment center. Did you know that using music can be a catalyst to break down defenses to help facilitate, motivate and inspire the change necessary for long-term recovery and sobriety? Recovery Unplugged can be an amazing experience for addicts who are afraid to go into rehab! And for the families affected, how awesome would it be to see our loved ones replace the drugs or alcohol with music?
Think about it. Does music affect you, too? I know that when I am having a bad day, I always turn to music to brighten up my day. I crank up the tunes and after a while, I am in a better place.
I spoke with my brother about the power of music for him during his recovery process. Here’s what he had to say:
“Music did help a little in my recovery. For me, while I was getting clean, my mind was always racing and I definitely still had the obsession to use. I found that rock/alternative music from the 90’s and the early early 2000’s soothed my racing thoughts and made me feel better. It took me away from those awful thoughts of feeding my addiction. I found that rap and hip-hop music just made me wanna use drugs more, so that’s why I stuck with rock and alternative music. One of my all time favorite bands is Pearl Jam their album “Ten”is my favorite album of theirs and their song “Alive” soothed my mind and soul. Also, the song ” Alive” by the band P.O.D. Soothed me, too. “
Like I said, he’s been sober for over four years now and our family is very proud of him.
Recovery Unplugged is a Fort Lauderdale treatment center for drug and alcohol addiction. It’s a rehabilitation center for addicts truly want to get sober. Along with music groups and live performances, clients at Recovery Unplugged have a chance to explore a creative side of themselves through music, writing lyrics, and even recording their songs in their own studio. Even if they client has no prior musical experience. This allows Recovery Unplugged to interact with their clients on a more individual level.
They offer services 24 hours a day and 7 days a week! There are several treatment service options available, including both inpatient and outpatient treatment plans so everyone can get the help they need.
If you know someone who is battling addiction, please help them get the help they need.