My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

Psalm 57:7 (NIV)

Music can be one of the most therapeutic things to help the soul and get you through lifes trials. Music has gotten me through so many hurdles, and so many good times in my life. I am always on the prowl for more songs relating to recovery and addiction. All the songs I compile have to do with how bad alcohol and drugs can be, or can easily be applied to recovery even though it’s not the songs original intent.

I have put together a list, that I’m continually updating, of songs that I have found strength from. These songs aren’t filtered because I feel that a songs original lyrics carry weight.

These are my top 5 songs I love listening to. You can see the entire list in my Music section in my Resources.

Mary Lambert – Secrets

Besides being the inspiration for this blog, this is a great all around song. It’s a ballad of being true to yourself and not being ashamed of what makes you who you are!

Delta Goodrem – I’m Not Giving Up

This song is a reflection on our past, but is also a great song to listen to when you are dealing with temptation. Definitely a ballad for keeping strong.

Mandisa – What Scars Are

This ballad speaks on the inner and outer scars and how they make us who we are today. Through Him, our scars are there to remind us of where we came from. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the scars from our past.

Rachel Platten – Fight Song

Powerful “stand tall and shout it from the rooftops” type of song. An anthem to the sober you and all that you are working towards in the newness of life that sobriety brings.

Big Daddy Weave – Redeemed

Being set free is the theme of this song. It is about shedding your past and being more than who you used to be. A common theme among my choices for recovery songs, but always a good one to have.

I hope you enjoy these songs I picked. If you have any songs you like to listen to in different phases of your ups and downs, please share them below. You can also view my entire playlists for both manic and depressive music on Spotify see my latest plays on