I received compensation from Recovery Unplugged for this sponsored post. Any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.
Whether you yourself have struggled with addiction or have a friend or loved one who is suffering, the world can oftentimes seem cold and confusing.
When I was younger, I worked and lived at a hot springs resort up in the California mountains. Over time, I fell in love with my best friend there. He was part Native American and a brilliant healer. Whenever an animal was hurt or a snake was around, people called him because he was able to communicate with them and was very in tune with nature. It was quite amazing and I loved our time together as we understood one another without words.
I would often visit him after work, at night, and started to notice a pattern. He had slipped back into using and was like a completely different person. I tried talking, listening, but, nothing seemed to work. I would end up leaving and after a while realized I had to leave for good. That was one of the saddest and hardest days of my life.
I wish I had known more about Recovery Unplugged’s drug rehab therapy and about some of the truly wonderful alternative resources available. Recovery Unplugged is a drug rehab facility in Florida that uses music as a catalyst to help facilitate change, to motivate and inspire long-term recovery and sobriety.
Music is the language of the soul that reaches the places inside where words can not go. It speaks to our universal humanity. Babies respond to it as do those at the end of their life’s journey.
Music has always been so near and dear to my heart. It inspires me when I’m feeling stuck, brings me back when I’m feeling lost, uplifts me when I’m feeling down and helps me to not feel alone.
Over the years, the particular music I relate to changes, but not the incredible healing it brings.
Some of my favorites:
I found this performance by Richie Sambora at Recovery Unplugged to be beautifully honest.
If you or those you know and care about are battling addiction, Recovery Unplugged is a wonderful resource.
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