Music for Recovery



MUSIC FOR RECOVERY shares a powerful message of hope through new recordings:

Musicians Kathy Moser and Alice Leon, among others, record songs written during workshops in rehabs across the country to further the organization’s mission of recovery outreach through music.


Stanhope, NJ – January 7th, 2017 – Award-winning Singer/Songwriter and founder of Music for Recovery, Kathy Moser and Alice Leon joined forces with other professional musicians, including Andy Goessling of Railroad Earth to record a CD of songs written during song-writing workshops in rehabilitation centers across the country. The songs cover recovery-oriented topics such as “One Day at A Time”, “I’m Open”, and “Walking Through this Door."


Since 2009, Music for Recovery has brought hundreds of workshops and concerts to recovery spaces such as Gosnold on Cape Cod, Spring Hill Recovery, Daytop NJ, Wayside House, The Refuge and many more. Songs created in these workshops have been streamed over 10,000 times.


The songwriting process gives clients hands-on way to engage with recovery skills including letting a process unfold, slowing down and working as a group. Harvard’s Recovery Research Institute’s 2016 study of Music for Recovery found  "participation in Music for Recovery is shown to enhance engagement and retention in treatment by mobilizing common therapeutic mechanisms that ultimately enhance the likelihood of long-term recovery.”


During a typical workshop, up to 25 clients work together to write, produce, and record an original song in only two hours. One client reported on the experience by stating: "First it was intimidating. Then, it was possible. Then it was creative and fun.  I felt proud at the end.”


Songs are available to stream or download for free here. To request a CD, please send an email to