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Drum-Assisted Therapy Aims to Beat Substance Abuse

(3/25/2013)

Drum-Assisted Therapy Aims to Beat Substance Abuse
Clinical Psychiatry News
March 20, 2013

American Indians and Alaska Natives with substance abuse disorders who participated in a 12-week drum-assisted therapy program experienced significant improvements in mental health and psychological characteristics, as measured by the Addiction Severity Index, Native American version.  The findings, which stem from the first federally funded study of its kind, hold promise as a way to weave cultural traditions into addiction treatment efforts.

View the full article here: http://www.clinicalpsychiatrynews.com/news/pain-and-addiction/single-article/drum-assisted-therapy-aims-to-beat-substance-abuse/2e528b31e57bad36e50768a89918716d.html

 


Keywords: drum, assisted, therapy, substance, abuse



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