120 Songs About Addiction, Dependence And Recovery

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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 just the addict alone.

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

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:
Amazing Aerosmith
Rehab Amy Winehouse
Drug Dealer Macklemore (featuring Ariana DeBoo)
Young Homie Chris Rene
Breathe (2 AM) Anna Nalick
It Ain’t the Whiskey Gary Allan
Going Through Change Eminem
Rusty Cage Soundgarden
Runaway Ed Sheeran
Whiskey Lullaby Brad Paisley feat. Alison Krauss
Bottom of a Bottle Smile Empty Soul
Hot Beer and Cold Women Randy Houser
Fallen Sarah McLachlan
It’s Been Awhile Staind
How Could You Leave Us? NF
The Girl You Lost to Cocaine Sia
That Smell Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lithium Nirvana
Sober Demi Lovato
Zombie We As Human
You Don’t Get Me High Anymore Three Days Grace
Girl with Golden Eyes Sixx A.M.
God of Wine Third Eye Blind
The A Team Ed Sheeran
Chris Dolmeth Hopsin
Down a Hole Alice in Chains
Sober Kelly Clarkson
The Needle Lies Queensryche
It Don’t Matter Rehab
Whiskey on My Breath Love and Theft
Lost Love and Addiction Hollohan
Dark Times The Weeknd (featuring Ed Sheeran)
Habit Pearl Jam
Bleeding Me Metallica
Something to Remind You Staind
Check In Lecrae
Drugs or Me Jimmy Eat World
Demons Kenny Chesney
The More I Drink Blake Shelton
Wine Colored Roses George Jones
The Moonshiner Uncle Tupelo
Sober P!nk
Hate Me Blue October
Life is Beautiful Sixx AM
Save Me From Myself Brian “Head” Welch
John Doe (feat. Priscilla) B.o.B
Needle of Death Bert Jansch
Say It Ain’t So Weezer
Just As I Am Brantley Gilbert
It Ain’t Me Kygo & Selena Gomez
My Deliverer Mandisa
Drugs Or Jesus Tim McGraw
Gravity A Perfect Circle
The Drugs Don’t Work The Verve
Sam Stone John Prine
One Day At A Time Joe Walsh
Drinkin’ Problem Midland
Your Glass House Atmosphere
Down Where the Drunkards Roll Richard and Linda Thompson
You Found Me The Fray
Thrash Unreal Against Me!
Starting Over Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Accidents Can Happen Sixx:A.M.
Semi-Charmed Life Third Eye Blind
Walk A Little Straighter, Daddy Billy Cunningham
Chandelier Sia
The Needle and the Damage Done Neil Young
Wasted Carrie Underwood
Drug Addiction Colicchie
An Old Friend of Mine Joe Nichols
The Real You Three Days Grace
She Talks To Angels The Black Crowes
Waiting Around to Die Townes Van Zandt
Jane Says Jane’s Addiction
That’s Why I’m Here Kenny Chesney
Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! That Cigarette Tex Williams
Who I am Hates Who I’ve Been Relient K
Gin Bottle Blues Lightnin’ Hopkins
Recover Natasha Bedingfield
Don’t Leave Home Dido
Breaking the Habit Linkin Park
Oxycontin Blues Steve Earle
I Surrender The Adverts
Slow Suicide Scott Stapp
Heavy Linkin Park
You’re Not My God Keith Urban
Powder Blue Elbow
HELP Papa Roach
Save Me Shinedown
Cheap Whiskey Martina McBride
Wise Up Aimee Mann
Hurt Johnny Cash
Devil In a Bottle Lynyrd Skynyrd
Old Friend Hopsin
Captain Jack Billy Joel
The Man I Was Lucero
Little Rock Collin Raye
Hey, You Got Drugs? Tove Lo
Man On The Rocks Mike Oldfield
S.O.B. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Moonshiner Uncle Tupelo
Flowers Chris Young
Wine Into Water T. Graham Brown
Sober Saturday Night Chris Young (featuring Vince Gill)
Changed Rascal Flatts
Monkey George Michael
Another Empty Bottle Katy McAllister
Stone Cold Sober Brantley Gilbert
Medicine Biffy Clyro
Otherside Macklemore (featuring Fences)
Recovery James Arthur
Running To Stand Still U2
Mansions NF
Some People Change Montgomery Gentry
Song To Say Goodbye Placebo
The Last Fight Bullet for My Valentine
Don’t Wait for Me Josh Garrels

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