10 Benefits of Music Therapy in Recovery


Music is powerful, it has the ability to transform or enhance your mood, among many other benefits. At Royal Life Centers, we offer music therapy for addiction treatment.  Royal Life Centers takes a holistic approach, treating the mind, body, and spirit. We believe in the power of music, and encourage all avenues of healing. We […]

A How-to Guide: Set your Recovery Up for Success

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Generally speaking, the goal for anyone in recovery is to maintain their sobriety for the long-term. Everyone knows that it begins with stopping the addictive substances, but how do we continue to be successful in the long-term? Setting yourself up for success early on is extremely important when it comes to recovery, but it’s not […]

A Guide to Medical Detox: How to Make The Most Out of Your Detox Experience

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Detoxing from drugs and alcohol can not only be dangerous, but under certain circumstances, deadly. For most, the first step when you stop using drugs and alcohol is a medical detox. Not only does a medical detox keep you safe from complications, it also keeps you comfortable during what can be a difficult process. Every […]

Detox vs. Recovery

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You’ll Starve If You Just Get Detoxed: You’ll Feast for Life with Recovery Detoxification is like a few small appetizers before a multicourse meal and is very short lived and essentially useless without recovery. Recovery is the antipasto salad, the mixed green salad, the pasta, several entrees, and dessert. Detoxification is a thin slice in time and […]

Medication-Assisted Treatment: What Should I Expect?

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In the beginning there was no medication-assisted treatment. Regardless, herds of alcoholics recovered with the help of self-help groups alone. Similarly, opiate addicts, such as jazz singer Billie Holiday, stopped using “cold turkey” while in jail or under similar restricted and oppressive circumstances.Then physicians and hospitals began detoxifying alcoholics with chlordiazepoxide (Librium) because not doing […]

Eminem’s Recovery Process Through His Albums

It’s no secret that Detroit’s finest rapper, Eminem, has struggled with addiction. As the 10 year anniversary of Eminem’s album “Relapse” just passed a few days ago, we thought it was the perfect time to take a look at how Eminem has changed from “Relapse” to “Recovery” and explore his thoughts and feelings through his […]

Losing Your Balance: How Addiction Affects Dopamine in Your Brain

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Why We Didn’t Understand the Dopamine-Addiction Connection Before? Most addiction neuropsychiatry researchers are likely to be awkward if not inadequate substitute elementary school teachers and elementary school teachers are likely to be awkward if not inadequate addiction neuropsychiatry research temps. Each of these two disciplines collectively conceptualizes the dopamine-addiction connection in a similar descriptive manner […]

Constantly Counting Sheep: Sleep Disorders and Drug Addiction

Drug addiction affects many factors, including your overall health and wellness. One of the factors mostly affected by addiction is your brain’s functioning, which drugs and alcohol disrupt and distort its natural system programming— like your circadian and diurnal rhythms, rewards system, and chemical balance. Addiction not only affects your circadian and diurnal rhythm, but […]

The Only Web You’ll Want to Spin: Having a Support System in Early Recovery

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Let’s face it, in active addiction, you probably didn’t care so much about letting people into your life, mostly because it was just another person to hide your use from. As alcoholics and addicts, keeping people at a distance was the way you operated. As a result of your alcoholism or drug addiction, your interpersonal […]

How To Organize Your Thoughts in Addiction Treatment

During addiction treatment, you will experience a volume of thoughts and feelings following the experience of getting back a clear mind. One of the best gifts in sobriety is gaining clarity. With a clear mind, you are now able to think and feel clearly, which will provide you with the opportunity to make positive changes. […]