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Megranahan, Karen and Lynskey, Michael T . (2017) Do creative arts therapies reduce substance misuse? A systematic review. Elsevier. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 57 50-58.

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Highlights:
• A systematic review to evaluate the effectiveness of creative arts therapies for reducing substance misuse.
• No studies were found relating to visual art, drama, dance and movement therapy, or arts in health.
• Five RCT’s met the inclusion criteria and related to music.
• The results show positive effects of music therapy as a treatment for those diagnosed with substance use.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder treatment method, Alternative medical treatment, AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction
Date:November 2017
Pages:50-58
Publisher:Elsevier
Volume:57
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Subjects:HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method
HJ Treatment method > Recreation therapy (bibliotherapy, music, dance, play, sport) > Art therapy
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome

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