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Addictions Face the Power of Drums

28th Oct 2014

A substance abuse program at UCLA has helped American Indians and Alaska Natives using drumming. Clinical Psychiatry News recently reported that the drum-assisted therapy program met twice a week for twelve weeks. The first three-hour session convened around making a pow wow drum the program will continue to use. Since many American Indians and Alaska Natives are growing up without their cultural traditions and drumming is such a sacred thing in the cultures, the program hoped that bringing the drumming aspect of the culture to participants would help them in their recovery. The result was that there was a statistically significant benefit for participants. Read more here: Drum-assisted therapy aims to beat substance abuse