The Power of Music in Revolutionizing Lives
We all love music, at least most of the world population. For ages now I can claim to be a music lover. I may not be good at composing songs and I have a horse voice which doesn’t augur well with the most loved vocal, but listening to songs playing on my stereo – or using headphones – it gives me relief of the many hurdles that I have faced in life.
I want to share with you my story about how music helped me fight my drug addiction. I never believed that it would, but eventually that was the case.
Like all youths out there who are into drugs, I was not born into the lineage. However, in life, shit can happen any time. It happened to me while I was in college and got suspended for exam irregularities. The semester in question that led to my suspension was spent drinking and enjoying my ass off. I never had time for studying and when exams approached, I had to devise a shortcut to get my way through.
Whatever the Frustration, You Can Still Overcome Them
I was a bright kid all through my elementary and high school days and my parent as well as friends had a lot of hopes in me. Just like my older siblings who were making it in life, there was a big expectation that I would one day become an ‘icon’ in life. Those hopes were cut short during my second year in college. It was during that year that I started a small business dealing with graphics which picked up immediately and started to blossom.
Having the little exposure that I had through my childhood and coupled by the fact that my prospering business was providing me with loads of cash than I could dream of, or that which other kids in college never had the privilege of possessing, I soon found myself engaging in demeanor activities. In my life I never had a girl, I was the shy type, but now that money was flowing, the possibilities of what I wanted to do with my life were endless.
The carefree lifestyle however had its own share of mysteries in my second semester. I might have gotten away with exam cheating in my first semester, but not the second.
I got suspended form the institution for two years. I couldn’t believe the decision of the senate, who didn’t even review their verdict after appealing. I went out to the harsh world. Frustrations and the feeling of a letdown as well as the trepidations of a blurred future let me into the world of drug abuse. I needed something to help me overcome my mysteries and getting high was the best shot.
Music was the Therapy that helped me Quit Drugs
One year later, I was more ruined that I could recall. My parent took me to a rehab where I stayed for five months, but a month after getting discharged, I was back into drugs. I didn’t abuse drugs the way I was initially doing, but I couldn’t let go. The best part was that I was at least reasoning soberly. One evening during my second month after the rehabilitation, I started researching on ways that could help me get over my addiction. I could clearly see that I was getting out of control and hurting everyone that cared for me and that made me feel bad. I didn’t love being a letdown to everyone.
Although I felt like going out to get a shot of my favorite marijuana, I stayed put as I listened to Mozart music. The music must have had the therapy effect because it helped me stay indoors and feel calm despite my desires to go out and do drugs. I felt that I couldn’t leave it playing.
It is this power of music which helped me shun drugs because the next few weeks, I would stay put indoors as I listened to some music. It helped me come and lesser my woes. I didn’t realize how fast time went because six months later, when I was due to report back to college, I had given up on drugs as well as the intimidating company which led me to the drugs. Today I feel clean and believe that the music that I was listening to all that period was key to my change.