As I reached my 7th sober birthday in March I look back on everything that went into my recovery process and all that I still put into it daily. The one constant in my process is music.
Once I became sober I realized that I now had actual feelings. Real feelings. I used drugs to not have feelings. So even today 7yrs later they can sometimes become overwhelming. Amazing by Aerosmith is definitely my life story wrapped up into about 4 minutes. 7yrs have passed since I last used and I still can’t listen to this song without it bringing tears to my eyes. Today its a song that empowers me and gives me inspiration.
I have recently learned about a drug rehab center that actually combines traditional and cognitive behavioral rehabilitation approaches by using music as a catalyst to help facilitate, motivate and inspire the change necessary for long term recovery and sobriety.
I feel a big personal connection with the cause Recovery Unplugged because of the huge part music has played in my recovery. I find so much inspiration in so many different songs on a daily basis. I’m positive other recovering addicts can relate.
Now as I continue on my journey in my sober life I know I will continue to sing loudly to songs like Let it Go along with Idina Menzel and my daughter and it empowers me to let go of beating myself up for my past and Katy Perry inspires me to let my voice be heard as I listen loudly to her hit Roar.
Find the music that is going to empower you and inspire you and even the music that is going to be that reminder of your past but not put you back there. I am so proud of my sobriety and all that I have achieved because of it.
It took me over 20yrs to realize that the light at the end of the tunnel actually is me!
Now for the legalities of this post. I received compensation from Recovery Unplugged for this sponsored post, any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.