Using various forms of therapy is important to the healing process. Music used for therapy is logical when considering how much music can make on impact on our feelings and emotions. For example, listening to a happy song will typically uplift someone’s mood, while a sad song may trigger feelings of sadness. Music therapy has been shown to help people deal with various conditions, especially addiction. Music therapy works in ways to reduce stress and anxiety levels, induce and aid in meditation, and increase optimism. Music therapy can help addicts by managing emotions, relieving boredom, and increasing concentration. Creating music can be particularly helpful to some by psychically allowing them to reduce their negative emotions.
Art therapy is helpful for the expression of the conscious and subconscious mind. The struggle associated with drug addiction can sometimes be difficult to put into words. Art can be a method for some to release emotions through technique, color, and shapes. Forms of art include various creative forms of expression, such as collages, paintings, drawing, and sculptures. The ultimate goal of art therapy is to work toward self-expression through art rather than a set of art skills.