Music Therapy in Substance Abuse & Mental Health

Research indicates that music therapy is effective in addressing treatment goals for those with mental health diagnoses and those in drug and alcohol rehabilitation recovery programs.

Common goals addressed through music therapy:

  • Reducing muscle tension
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Promoting relaxation
  • Promoting verbalizations
  • Promoting interpersonal relationships
  • Promoting group cohesiveness
  • Enhancing self-expression and self-awareness
  • Increasing motivation
  • Improving self-esteem
  • Improving perception and differentiation of feelings
  • Decreasing impulsivity

Metro Music Therapy is proud to partner with transitional living facilities for those who are in need of long-term drug & alcohol rehabilitation and substance abuse treatment. We provide weekly music therapy groups for all clients in the program and work closely with the administration, therapists, and psychiatrist to ensure a well-rounded treatment approach. Our therapists attend weekly treatment team meetings to stay up-to-date on each client’s current treatment plan and to offer insight on the client’s behavior during our group music therapy sessions.