Snapshot: Music Therapy for Adolescents and Young Adults With Substance Use Disorder

Amy Clements-Cortés


In this music and healing series article, I have chosen to focus on the role of music therapy in work with persons diagnosed with substance use disorder. In particular, I am focusing on its potential for adolescents and young adults; as there is growing concern in Canada that the number of young adults who use alcohol and drugs is rising. This article will provide a snapshot of background information on substance use disorder, alongside the benefits of music therapy as a treatment option with this population.