Top 7 Addiction Recovery Songs

Music can help to capture and explain feelings and emotions in a way most other mediums cannot. In fact, a whole therapeutic modality, called music therapy, has been developed with that in mind. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, alcoholism, or substance use disorder- listening to music about these struggles can be extremely beneficial. Music therapy can increase the quality of life and well-being in a variety of aspects including:

  • Mental.
  • Emotional.
  • Physical.
  • Social.
  • Cognitive.

If this interests you, we have compiled a list of our top 7 addiction recovery songs. This is by no means a comprehensive list but rather a starting point.

1) “Recovery” by James Arthur

 James Arthur is and has been open about his substance abuse and subsequent recovery. “Recovery” is a reflection of Arthur’s experience. In the song he describes the benefits of his recovery which include both personal and professional benefits.

2) “I Surrender” by Hillsong

Despite being a Christian song, “I Surrender” can speak to someone of any religion. The basis is the value of a spiritual connection. The song speaks of surrendering yourself to a higher power and the healing, both physical and spiritual that can come from it.

3) “Sober” by P!nk

P!nk asks an interesting question, but one that is fairly common in recovery: “But how do I feel this good sober?” This is something many in early recovery can relate to and helps to validate those real feelings and concerns.

4) “Going Through Changes” by Eminem

This song beautifully illustrates the changes an individual goes through in recovery. It also highlights a very realistic illustration of the peaks and valleys individuals may feel especially in earlier recovery.

5) “Old Ways” by Demi Lovato

The song “Old Ways” by Demi Lovato discusses what many in recovery have experienced, and doubts from others about their recovery. It is an anthem to the ability we have to change, and a reminder that others’ opinions of you do not define you.

6) “Recover” by Natasha Beddingfield

In her song “Recover,” Beddingfield sings about the possibility of recovery. Recovery can feel unattainable for many after years of struggle. This song is an uplifting reminder that recovery is possible.

7) “Not Afraid” by Eminem

“Not Afraid” is an inspiring tribute to people suffering from addiction. In this song, Eminem addresses his struggles and victories. He also encourages his fans to strive to improve their own lives and to never give up that pursuit.

Here at Harbor Wellness and Recovery Center, we offer various levels of care to treat addiction, substance use disorder, alcoholism, and co-occurring conditions such as depression and anxiety. For more information about our services please call us directly at 732-847-4555. We are available 24/7 to help. All calls are no obligation and are strictly confidential.