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Drum-Assisted Recovery Therapy for Native Americans (DARTNA): results from a pretest and focus groups.

Drum-Assisted Recovery Therapy for Native Americans (DARTNA) is a substance abuse treatment intervention for American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). This article provides results from 1) an initial pretest of DARTNA provided to 10 AI/AN patients with histories of substance use disorders, and 2) three subsequent focus groups conducted among AI/AN DARTNA pretest participants, substance abuse treatment providers, and the DARTNA Community Advisory Board. These research activities were conducted to finalize the DARTNA treatment manual; participants also provided helpful feedback which will assist toward this goal. Results suggest that DARTNA may be beneficial for AI/ANs with substance use problems.

Dickerson DL; Venner KL; Duran B; Annon JJ; Hale B; Funmaker G
American Indian And Alaska Native Mental Health Research (Online)
National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research
Journal Article
Culture; Focus Groups methods; Indians, North American psychology; Music Therapy methods; Program Evaluation methods; Substance-Related Disorders ethnology; Substance-Related Disorders therapy; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Gender Identity; Humans; Indians, North American statistics & numerical data; Male; Middle Aged; Music Therapy statistics & numerical data; Program Evaluation statistics & numerical data; Substance-Related Disorders psychology; Treatment Outcome; Middle Aged: 45-64 years; All Adult: 19+ years; Female; Male
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