Approaches: Music Therapy & Special Music Education
I consider that all this music therapy work that has been presented in this book, can help patients suffering from addiction a great deal to cope with complexity of addiction and to give the chance to live a better life. Due to the fact that there is a limited research in the field of music therapy and addiction problems, I consider that is a valuable work for the music therapy literature and for giving ideas to clinicians and researchers for further development and research in this field.
British Journal of Music Therapy
All in all, I found the book very informative and I enjoyed the different contributions from a variety of authors and countries. I would certainly recommend it to anyone, whether working in this field or not. I also recommend the book to any commissioner for drugs and alcohol services in the UK. I think it would give such decision- and policy makers some very good indications of this type of treatment regime that can be so helpful.
The book is well researched, presents case studies and is clear and concise in its appraisals. All in all, it is a positive view of music in addiction.