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Music Therapy as a Treatment for Substance Abuse with At-Risk Children and Adolescents: Part I
By: Deborah Bradway, MT-BC
Population Served: Drug & Alcohol Rehab
Music provides us with a safe container within which one can slowly and safely come to terms with built up emotion that natural body defenses have hidden in the unconscious mind for the preservation of the organism. It also provides humans with the metaphysical space for cathartic experiences to occur, which can bring forth a transcendent awareness for the individual(s) participating.