In times of joy, I turn to music. In times of stress, I turn to music. In fact, I can’t remember a time when music hasn’t had a profound impact on my mood. There’s something transformational about music that makes life more tolerable. No one understands that better than Paul Pellinger.
As the co-founder of Recovery Unplugged, Paul Pellinger has been using music to help individuals struggling with substance abuse for nearly 30 years. He is an addiction treatment expert, best-selling author and music aficionado who uses music-based addiction treatment at Recovery Unplugged’s 8 treatment centers across the country.
In today’s episode, Paul describes how music is being used to treat addiction and why it’s an effective tool in helping to save lives. To date, his “musical medicine” modality has helped thousands of people embrace treatment and recovery, with long-term sobriety rates five times higher than the national average.
IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS…
- What exactly is addiction?
- Why music is key to long-term recovery.
- How it’s used in retreatment centers across the country.
- The rock n’ roll legends who support the program and why they champion it.
- And much, much more…
“Every religious service, every motivational speaker, every good movie, every concert uses music to unify, to change mood, to communicate to the soul.” – Paul Pellinger
“People have difficulty sharing what they think and they feel. But I guarantee someone has written a song about it.” – Paul Pellinger
- Recovery Unplugged website
- Music Is Our Medicine: The Story of Recovery Unplugged book
- HowieDoinIt Facebook community
- Roundabout Recordings Studio
- Cruiseport Executive Conference Center & Offices
- Persist Communications
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