Music For Recovery Shares a Powerful Message of Hope Through Free CD
Award-winning Singer/Songwriter and founder of Music for Recovery, Kathy Moser and Alice Leon joined forces with other professional musicians to record a CD of songs written during Music for Recovery workshops in rehabilitation centers across the country. The songs cover recovery-oriented topics such as “One Day at A Time”, “I’m Open”, and “Walking Through this Door.”
To further the organization’s mission of recovery outreach through music, Music for Recovery is making the songs available to the recovery community free of charge, both in CD form and online.
To download or stream the songs go to:
https://soundcloud.com/recoverysongs-1/sets/soundtrack-for-recovery Since 2009, Music for Recovery has brought hundreds of workshops and concerts to recovery spaces such as Gosnold on Cape Cod, Spring Hill Recovery, Alina Lodge, Daytop NJ, Wayside House, Carrier Clinic, The Refuge and many more. Songs created in these workshops have been streamed over 10,000 times.
The songwriting process gives clients a hands-on way to engage with recovery skills. During a typical workshop, up to 25 clients work together to write, produce, and record an original song in only two hours.
Harvard’s Recovery Research Institute’s 2016 study of Music for Recovery found that “MFR participation is shown to enhance therapeutic factors including instillation of hope, interpersonal learning and catharsis in patients undergoing residential treatment for substance use disorders. In addition, it may be a promising programmatic element that could enhance engagement and retention in treatment by mobilizing common therapeutic mechanisms that ultimately enhance the likelihood of long-term recovery.”
One client reported on the experience by stating: “First it was intimidating. Then, it was possible. Then it was creative and fun. I felt proud at the end, something I haven’t felt in a long time.” For more information or to request a CD, contact Kathy Moser Kathy@musicforrecovery.com