a person going through rock to recovery

Reconnecting with music is such a valuable part of recovery at Solution Based Treatment & Detox. Music–like everything else in life–tends to fall by the wayside for someone living within the confines of addiction. Rock to Recovery’s professional staff of clean and sober musicians guides the process, helping clients develop their musical talent and songwriting skills. In this unique program, clients develop their musical prowess and interpersonal skills as a part of their addiction recovery process. Songs are uploaded anonymously to SoundCloud and made available for clients to download and share. 

Music reminds many people in addiction recovery of their early days of drinking and drug use–before the consequences. Creating a mental connection between music and drugs is dangerous because it turns music into a trigger to use. At Solution Based Treatment & Detox, we believe no one should have to live without music. Music therapy has been shown to help people with the following conditions:

  • Depression
  • Cocaine addiction
  • Opioid addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Meth addiction
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Addiction, Health, & Music

Chronic use of certain mind-altering substances can lead to an altered physical and mental baseline state of the body. Dependence on a substance occurs when a person’s body begins to require the substance in order to continue functioning at the body’s new “normal.” In other words, when the substance use stops, the body feels deprived of an expected and necessary component of its accustomed state and responds by producing significant withdrawal symptoms. Chemically dependant people can become physically dependent–causing physical withdrawal symptoms like nausea or convulsions, psychologically dependent–causing psychological withdrawal symptoms like anxiety and depression, or both. Music and a sense of belonging can encourage people to hold onto their sobriety.

The unique experience of playing music helps repair neural pathways and promotes balanced brain chemistry. Digital versions of the songs are uploaded anonymously to SoundCloud and made available to clients for download or sharing.  The goal of each session is to write and record an original song with the help of each member of the group. The healing power of music brings people together in a team-focused sober community.

Rock to Recovery at Solution Based Treatment & Detox offers an intensive music-based curriculum that focuses heavily on skill-building, self-awareness, conflict resolution, responsibility, and building resilience in a sober group. Our Rock to Recovery curriculum includes personal and professional development exercises that help band people develop creative writing, public speaking, singing, instrumentals, and music production. Participants are provided with a well-rounded, multi-faceted music industry experience. Rock to Recovery is an iconoclastic, innovative and genuinely supportive program. We recognize each individual member’s growth process.

Rock to Recovery: Origin Story

Rock to Recovery was formed on December 12, 2012 by Wesley Geer (Hed P.E., Korn) after his own experience in rehab as a result of battling drug and alcohol addiction. As a long-time musician, music took on a new meaning to Wes when he was raw and new in recovery. After staying sober for two years, Wes was offered the job as Korn’s touring guitar player. After successfully touring the world with the band for the next few years, Wes gave back, bringing music into the treatment setting through Rock to Recovery. Wes, with the help of friends in the music industry, has grown Rock to Recovery into an extremely popular and therapeutic modality in a variety of treatment settings.

In our music therapy program, SBT&D clients get hands-on experience writing lyrics, composing, mixing, and recording songs of their creation on studio recording equipment. Rock to Recovery songs are professionally mixed and produced with help from our R2R staff. Contact SBT&D to learn more about participating in Rock to Recovery. Call 833.999.1941 to learn more.

Why Choose Solution Based Treatment & Detox

There are several things you need to know about recovery at SBT’s residential treatment center. The first is that our program is one of the most welcoming places you’ve experienced. It unites all the philosophies and techniques we know in order to provide clients with fully immersive recovery—and a firm foundation for lifelong sobriety. We provide our clients with the world’s most successful, most advanced treatment standards and protocols.

Each addiction is as unique as the person who is struggling with it. As such, a blanket approach to addiction recovery simply will not work. That is why we tailor our services to meet the recovery needs of each client. We are also pleased to offer treatment in a private and safe rehab facility – ensuring that all of our clients can pursue recovery assured in the confidentiality of what we do. SBT is conveniently located in Murrieta, California, and offers a beautiful, residential environment allowing clients to focus on the basics of recovery.

An Addiction Treatment Center You Can Be Proud to Call Home

Solution Based Treatment & Detox, our goal is to help get people suffering from SUD started on a lasting journey of recovery and growth. We want to help our clients be in recovery for the rest of their lives. Therefore, we equip each client with the tools and strategies to prevent relapse and maintain a healthy and sober lifestyle for years to come. SBT is also pleased to offer post-treatment services for clients who have completed our residential program but still face the daily challenges of life in recovery.

Contact Solution Based Treatment & Detox to learn more about our treatment programs and to find out how we could help you or your loved ones get on the road of recovery.