120 Songs About Addiction, Dependence And Recovery

Songs About Addiction, Dependence And Recovery

Addiction to drugs or alcohol doesn’t stop at best-selling authors, Hollywood actors, and music stars. For some singers, addiction has been such a memorable experience in their lives that they’ve written about their addiction, drug withdrawal, and recovery in song. The pain and emotion caused by drug abuse never affect the addict alone.

Family, friends, and acquaintances often have to watch helplessly as drugs destroy a loved one’s life.

Too many songs glorify drugs and alcohol. We also already have a Drugs playlist created that should not be taken entirely seriously! However, in this article, we want to discuss pop and Rock songs that seriously address addiction, dependency, and recovery and may help you on your journey to a better life.

We all crave inspiration in the form of music at one time or another. For a recovering addict, music can help with healing. It’s always a good idea to keep an addiction playlist on hand for those moments when you need a little extra inspiration.

Below, we’d like to present you with 120 songs that deal with addiction, dependence, and the process of recovery. Every day you’re sober and clean should be a cause for celebration. Create your very own playlist to remind you how far you’ve come.

Or make a playlist for someone you love who is still on the journey to a better life without drugs.

120 Songs about addiction, dependence, and recovery:

Song:Performer:Listen to:
RehabAmy Winehouse
Drug DealerMacklemore (featuring Ariana DeBoo)
Young HomieChris Rene
Breathe (2 AM)Anna Nalick
It Ain’t the WhiskeyGary Allan
Going Through ChangeEminem
Rusty CageSoundgarden
RunawayEd Sheeran
Whiskey LullabyBrad Paisley feat. Alison Krauss
Bottom of a BottleSmile Empty Soul
Hot Beer and Cold WomenRandy Houser
FallenSarah McLachlan
It’s Been AwhileStaind
How Could You Leave Us?NF
The Girl You Lost to CocaineSia
That SmellLynyrd Skynyrd
SoberDemi Lovato
ZombieWe As Human
You Don’t Get Me High AnymoreThree Days Grace
Girl with Golden EyesSixx A.M.
God of WineThird Eye Blind
The A TeamEd Sheeran
Chris DolmethHopsin
Down a HoleAlice in Chains
SoberKelly Clarkson
The Needle LiesQueensryche
It Don’t MatterRehab
Whiskey on My BreathLove and Theft
Lost Love and AddictionHollohan
Dark TimesThe Weeknd (featuring Ed Sheeran)
HabitPearl Jam
Bleeding MeMetallica
Something to Remind YouStaind
Check InLecrae
Drugs or MeJimmy Eat World
DemonsKenny Chesney
The More I DrinkBlake Shelton
Wine Colored RosesGeorge Jones
The MoonshinerUncle Tupelo
Hate MeBlue October
Life is BeautifulSixx AM
Save Me From MyselfBrian “Head” Welch
John Doe (feat. Priscilla)B.o.B
Needle of DeathBert Jansch
Say It Ain’t SoWeezer
Just As I AmBrantley Gilbert
It Ain’t MeKygo & Selena Gomez
My DelivererMandisa
Drugs Or JesusTim McGraw
GravityA Perfect Circle
The Drugs Don’t WorkThe Verve
Sam StoneJohn Prine
One Day At A TimeJoe Walsh
Drinkin’ ProblemMidland
Your Glass HouseAtmosphere
Down Where the Drunkards RollRichard and Linda Thompson
You Found MeThe Fray
Thrash UnrealAgainst Me!
Starting OverMacklemore and Ryan Lewis
Accidents Can HappenSixx:A.M.
Semi-Charmed LifeThird Eye Blind
Walk A Little Straighter, DaddyBilly Cunningham
The Needle and the Damage DoneNeil Young
WastedCarrie Underwood
Drug AddictionColicchie
An Old Friend of MineJoe Nichols
The Real YouThree Days Grace
She Talks To AngelsThe Black Crowes
Waiting Around to DieTownes Van Zandt
Jane SaysJane’s Addiction
That’s Why I’m HereKenny Chesney
Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! That CigaretteTex Williams
Who I am Hates Who I’ve BeenRelient K
Gin Bottle BluesLightnin’ Hopkins
RecoverNatasha Bedingfield
Don’t Leave HomeDido
Breaking the HabitLinkin Park
Oxycontin BluesSteve Earle
I SurrenderThe Adverts
Slow SuicideScott Stapp
HeavyLinkin Park
You’re Not My GodKeith Urban
Powder BlueElbow
HELPPapa Roach
Save MeShinedown
Cheap WhiskeyMartina McBride
Wise UpAimee Mann
HurtJohnny Cash
Devil In a BottleLynyrd Skynyrd
Old FriendHopsin
Captain JackBilly Joel
The Man I WasLucero
Little RockCollin Raye
Hey, You Got Drugs?Tove Lo
Man On The RocksMike Oldfield
S.O.B.Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
MoonshinerUncle Tupelo
FlowersChris Young
Wine Into WaterT. Graham Brown
Sober Saturday NightChris Young (featuring Vince Gill)
ChangedRascal Flatts
MonkeyGeorge Michael
Another Empty BottleKaty McAllister
Stone Cold SoberBrantley Gilbert
MedicineBiffy Clyro
OthersideMacklemore (featuring Fences)
RecoveryJames Arthur
Running To Stand StillU2
Some People ChangeMontgomery Gentry
Song To Say GoodbyePlacebo
The Last FightBullet for My Valentine
Don’t Wait for MeJosh Garrels
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