More often than not, the rock n roll image glamorizes substance abuse with song after song paying homage to night’s spent getting wasted. However, a little known fact is that there are just as many songs from musicians that support sobriety.
For those who have stayed at a Boca Raton, Florida sober house, these songs will inspire you to stay focused on recovery.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Fight like a Brave. Anthony Kiedis, front man for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, openly battled addiction before finally getting clean in recovery. Their song “Fight like a Brave” has inspirational lyrics that will be enough to motivate most anyone to continue on their journey at their Florida sober house.
Weezer – We Are All on Drugs. Don’t let the title fool you, as this song by Weezer is mostly sarcastic. The song isn’t specifically focused on substance abuse, but it does address addictions of all types such as the gambling and the internet.
Minor Threat – Straight Edge. Credited with launching the straight edge movement, this song by Minor Threat advocates abstaining from alcohol, tobacco, and other substance abuse. Considering that the band members had a substance abuse problem, this homage to sobriety will be our go-to recovery song for years to come.
Neil Young – Needle and the Damage Done. Dedicated to his fellow musicians who went through addiction, this song will provide much-needed inspiration during your stay at a Florida sober house with lyrics such as, “I watched the needle take another man, gone, gone, the damage done.”