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.
“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.