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Top 25 Songs For Your iPod If You Are in Recovery

Listening to music is a favorite activity in treatment programs, and having the right tunes on your playlist can help you with your recovery. Musicians are often quite familiar with addiction, and their experiences have shaped songs that span many different genres that tap into the truth about drugs and alcohol. As you work on your recovery, this list of the top 25 songs to include on your iPod will keep you motivated to stay strong while reminding you that there are others who understand your struggles.

  1. “Amazing” by Aerosmith
  1. “Leave the Light On” by Beth Hart
  1. “Wise Up” by Amy Mann
  1. “That Smell” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  1. “It’s Been Awhile” by Staind
  1. “Going Through Changes” by Eminem
  1. “Drinkin’ Problem” by Rehab
  1. “Detox Mansion” by Warren Zevon
  1. “Gravity” by A Perfect Circle
  1. “Starting Over” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
  1. “Animal I Have Become” by Three Days Grace
  1. “Because I Got High” by Afroman
  1. “Hate Me” by Blue October
  1. “Captain Jack” by Billy Joel
  1. “Under the Bridge” by The Red Hot Chili Peppers
  1. “One Day at a Time” by Joe Walsh
  1. “Sober” by Pink
  1. “Life is Beautiful” by Sixx AM
  1. “High Cost of Living” by Jamey Johnson
  1. “Your Glass House” by Atmosphere
  1. “If the Brakeman Turns My Way” by Bright Eyes
  1. “Young Homie” by Chris Rene
  1. “My First Day” by Haystak
  1. “Jesus Take the Wheel” by Carrie Underwood
  1. A ridiculous song that pumps you up. Every time. Some suggestions:

“It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi

“I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash

“Roar” by Katy Perry

“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

“I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor

(If any of these seem cheesy, just wear your headphones so no one will know).

Creating the perfect playlist is a fun way to get excited about recovery. Today, you can choose from a wide selection of songs that have spanned the generations of people affected by drug and alcohol abuse. Whether you like hard rock, country or rap, you will find something on this list to satisfy your musical appetite. Also, keep in mind that rehab is a great time to experiment with new types of music to find something that resonates with your new self. By packing that playlist with plenty of uplifting beats, you will sail through rehab with an awesome attitude for recovery.

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