Benedictine, Bridge Back, and beyond : a proposal for an integrated music therapy program involving graduated levels of substance misuse treatment
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KeywordResearch Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Aesthetic subjects::Music
Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE::Psychiatry::Addiction medicine
Music therapy -- Psychological aspects
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS::Caring sciences
Music therapy -- Study and teaching
Substance abuse -- Treatment
Psychotherapy and music
Alcoholism -- Treatment
Drug abuse -- Treatment
Recovering addicts -- Rehabilitation
Hospitals -- New York (State) -- Ulster County
Bridge Back Outpatient Facility
HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley System
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AbstractThe following document is an in-depth proposal for expanding a part-time music therapy program in a medical setting focused on the needs and concerns of people who are struggling to recover from an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. The enlarged program would include a full-time music therapist with expanded responsibilities.This proposal has been designed for the HealthAlliance programs in Kingston, New York: First Step Detoxification Program and the First Step Rehabilitation Program at Benedictine Hospital, the Outpatient Program at Bridge Back South. The needs of patients recovering from alcohol and drug misuse are specific to their stage in the recovery process, detoxification, early rehabilitation, or longer-term rehabilitation. This proposed music therapy program addresses the specific needs of the patient at each stage of the recovery process. This proposal focuses on the needs of the patients, describes details of the actual program, and shows how the music therapy program integrates into the larger context of the medical program. Finally, it lays out the financial needs of the proposed music therapy program and its expected outcomes. This proposal will demonstrate how a strong, integrated music therapy program can assist in the care and healing of people suffering from substance misuse and how to address its underlying causes.
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