Music Therapy

Through White House Recovery

At White House Recovery and Detox, we empower individuals to use creativity and mindfulness-based activities to develop essential skills and ensure the best treatment outcome. Our team uses evidence-based and alternative therapies, including music therapy, to help clients find healthy ways to cope with anxiety, depression, and other symptoms they may struggle with during recovery. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Access to a recording studio
  • Professional musical instruction
  • Therapeutic exercises involving music composition and production

Music as a Form of Therapy


Therapists and medical professionals have been aware of the healing power of music for centuries. Standardized therapeutic practices make it easier than ever to turn creativity into a healthy medium for personal change. Research also indicates that music can decrease pain and stress while improving communication skills. According to the Journal of Addictions Nursingmusic therapy makes it easier for individuals to “tap into emotions and needs that may be difficult to express through more traditional forms of communication” and “also provides a way to motivate patients to receive treatment.” Music creates a safe space for processing emotions.  Anyone attending our facility can use music therapy to exercise self-expression alongside peers. Music is an excellent transformative tool for groups and individuals. The family-like environment at White House Recovery and Detox encourages collaboration and innovation. No one is required to use our studio, but some of the instructions that we offer include how to do the following: 

  • Play a variety of instruments
  • Write lyrics or sheet music
  • Record and mix sounds

No Musical Experience Required

Clients do not need previous experience with music to benefit from music therapy. We guide clients through the process of music creation from start to finish. The previously mentioned paper in the Journal of Addictions Nursing reported that “music therapy is useful regardless of musical background, and examples of clinical music therapy include lyric analysis, relaxation training, songwriting, musical games, and improvising music based on emotions or other topics relevant to treatment.”  The act of putting thoughts down on paper can be cathartic and motivating. Many people use music therapy to enhance the results of more traditional psychotherapy by using the time to practice mindfulness and other skills taught during individual or group therapy. 

What to Expect at White House Recovery and Detox

Various musical professionals visit our facility approximately once a week to provide music writing and instrumental lessons for individuals interested in music therapy. We can accommodate any skill level and have a wide range of musical services, including the option to record and mix original songs using our high-quality sound equipment.  Everyone has a unique experience which is why we tailor our therapy sessions to meet the needs of the individual. Our team uses music therapy to help people improve self-awareness and self-confidence during treatment for detox and withdrawal. 

Healing Through Music Therapy 

Writing down feelings, ideas, and experiences can encourage clients to process events and emotions related to recovery from substance use disorder. Our staff combines elements of traditional psychotherapy with music therapy to provide a rich medium for personal healing and growth.  The mental and emotional benefits of music therapy include: 

  • Stabilizes mood
  • Decreases stress
  • Provides a healthy emotional outlet
  • Develops marketable skills
  • Encourages mindfulness
  • Increases self-esteem and self-confidence

Physical benefits include better memory function and lower blood pressure. Making original music is an enjoyable experience that decreases the risk of relapse during and after treatment. All of the skills learned in our studio and during music therapy sessions can make it easier to cope with long-term recovery.

Our Music Studio 

We have a complete music studio available, along with professional musicians and technicians, to help clients create original songs. Instructors are available to assist with anything from writing lyrics to pre-production. Our team can record, mix, and master songs on-site using high-quality equipment, including:

  • Avalon VT-737sp Mic Pre
  • Neve 1073SPX Mic Pre
  • Neumann U 87 Microphone
  • Black Lion Audio Revolution 2×2 USB Audio Interface

Anyone interested in music therapy will be encouraged to participate in group and one-on-one activities in our studio. We have individuals at the facility who can teach clients how to use sound recording equipment, music software, and musical instruments.

Share Your Story on Our Podcast 

We are passionate about motivating others and providing information about treatment and sober living for individuals struggling with addiction. White House Recovery and Detox has created a platform where guests and clients can share their journey or discuss weekly topics focused on recovery. Our in-house podcast will feature guests who speak on various aspects of recovery and related subjects. Anyone attending our facility will have the opportunity to share their story and discuss our topic of the week.  We designed the podcast to inspire and provide insight for the general public, alumni, current clients, and their families. We encourage clients to share their views and story with others using our podcast.

We are here for you

Music can improve mental, physical, and emotional well-being during weekly sessions throughout the 30-day treatment program. We have all the equipment and expertise necessary to ensure each client can achieve specific recovery and therapy goals. Discover new skills or reconnect with a much-loved hobby by participating in music therapy. Individuals who embrace the therapeutic value of music can benefit from lasting positive changes. At White House Recovery and Detox, you can enjoy the benefits of music therapy while constructing original songs for personal or professional use. The music therapy offered at White House Recovery and Detox is an excellent therapeutic supplement to more traditional talk therapies. Through participating in music therapy, you can gain valuable skills while using creativity and music to process your emotions. Learn more by calling us today at (800) 510-5393.