Assignment 6: Music Therapy and
Assignment 6: Music Therapy and Substance Abuse.
Review and create a brief and detailed presentation on Music
Therapy and Substance Abuse.
The idea of music as a healing influence which could affect health
and behavior is as least as old as the writings of Aristotle and
Plato. The 20th century profession formally began after World
War I and World War II when community musicians of all types,
both amateur and professional, went to Veterans hospitals around
the country to play for the thousands of veterans suffering both
physical and emotional trauma from the wars. The patients’
notable physical and emotional responses to music led the
doctors and nurses to request the hiring of musicians by the