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Dr. Suprina Discusses Music Therapy to Help Beat Addiction

Dr. Joffrey Suprina, dean of the College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences at Argosy University was recently quoted in “Community Health” magazine. Dr. Suprina discussed ways in which music and music therapy could help a person to cope with an addiction.


“Music therapy can help [to] cure addictions across the board. But addicts should avoid music closely associated with past addictive behaviors. This can trigger addictive responses rather than help them process away from them,” he says within the article. “However, if they are motivated toward substance use to stifle emotions such as grief and loss, sad songs may help them [to] release those emotions and thereby diminish the drive toward addiction.”


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