2. Music and art are both relaxing and enjoyable activities that help relieve stress. The saying that music soothes the savage beast is true, and listening to soothing music can help to calm you and eliminate pent up stress. Recovery is stressful to begin with, and these types of therapy can be highly beneficial during substance abuse treatment.
3. Art can be used to boost the mood. When you look at an exquisite picture or you hear a new song that has a great beat you almost instantly start to feel better and more positive. This uplift can help you stay on the road to recovery and avoid emotional lows that could lead to a relapse.
4. Music can allow you to express thoughts without having to put these into words. Creating music gives you the freedom that speaking may not offer, and this will help you work through the issues that led to your substance abuse treatment.
5. The more program types and therapy methods that are offered by a substance abuse treatment center the more likely a permanent recovery is. When a facility offers art and music it shows that the main focus is on recovery.