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5 Songs to Support, Heal and Inspire

by Matthew Wexler
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Friday Apr 19, 2019
5 Songs to Support, Heal and Inspire
  (Source:Recovery Unplugged)

We've all listened to music to get through tough times. Maybe it's a break-up or a family argument. Other times we turn to music to boost our energy or recalibrate after a particularly hard day. But music is much more than a pleasant distraction. Recovery Unplugged uses music as a primary component in addiction treatment and recovery.

The groundbreaking treatment center (with multiple locations throughout the U.S.) is first and only organization in the world to fully utilize music in addiction treatment. In addition to supervised detoxification, group therapy and individualized counseling, and aftercare, Recovery Unplugged harnesses the power of music to break down barriers and reconnect clients to the world of the living.

A common misconception in any sort of music therapy is that you have to be a musician to participate. Facilitated workshops and group sessions use many different modalities, including basic lyric writing and song composition, therapeutic drumming, listening and analysis, and appearances by guest artists, such as Recovery Unplugged's Director of Creative Recovery (and music industry powerhouse) Richie Supa.

EDGE turned to our community of more than 200,000 Facebook followers and asked what artists and songs give you inspiration. The response was overwhelming! Here are some of your favorite picks.

Lana Del Rey - "Summertime Sadness"



Joanna Newsom - "Only Skin"



Lady Gaga — "Just Dance"



Bette Midler - "Wind Beneath My Wings"



Stevie Wonder — "You And I (We Can Conquer the World)"


Are you are someone you love facing addiction? You're not alone. There is help.
For more information, visit RecoveryUnplugged.com or call 888-633-5763.


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Matthew Wexler is EDGE's National Senior Editor of Travel, Lifestyle, Health & Branded Content. More of his writing can be found at www.wexlerwrites.com. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @wexlerwrites.


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