Music Therapy and Addictions (Paperback)Tsvia Horesh (author of contributions), David Aldridge (author), Joerg Fachner (author), Joerg Frommer (author of contributions), Irene Dijkstra (author of contributions), Mohammad Reza Abdollahnejad (author of contributions), Jaakko Erkkila (author of contributions), Laurien Hakvoort (author of contributions)
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Recent studies show that music can reach the parts of the human brain that are linked to addiction, and can function as an integral part of recovery. This research-based, practical book demonstrates how music and music therapy can be applied in a variety of treatment settings to bring about therapeutic change.
Addictions such as alcohol, gambling and drugs are all covered in this interdisciplinary text, and chapters explore everything from the meaning of music in the lives of addicts to devising music therapy programs, enhancing coping strategies and preventing relapse. Lifestyle issues are also considered, along with the role of therapeutic communities, and connections in the brain between addiction, music, memory and emotion. The strategies outlined are relevant to addicts and recovering addicts of all ages.
This book will be of interest to music therapists, substance abuse counsellors, and anybody else interested in the relationship between music and addiction and the therapeutic use of music.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 267 g
Dimensions: 229 x 164 x 11 mm
All in all, I found the book very informative and I enjoyed the different contributions from a variety of authors and countries. I would certainly recommend it to anyone, whether working in this field or not. I also recommend the book to any commissioner for drugs and alcohol services in the UK. I think it would give such decision- and policy makers some very good indications of this type of treatment regime that can be so helpful. -- British Journal of Music Therapy
The book is well researched, presents case studies and is clear and concise in its appraisals. All in all, it is a positive view of music in addiction. -- Addiction Today
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