Violin Therapy for Drug Addicts

| 2/24/2009 3:32:04 PM

ViolinLearning to play the violin is part of the program at a drug rehab clinic in Taiwan. At the Taichung Drug Abuse Treatment Center in Taichung, 20 addicts attended a three-hour violin class every week for three months and then gave a “successful concert” at the end of the program, according to the country’s Central News Agency.

“The overwhelming public response to the music therapy program prompted the center to invite the teacher to conduct a second class,” reports Taiwan News, noting that the center’s director believes “that in learning how to play the violin, the drug abusers have built new values in life—and have found the spiritual strength to help them overcome drug addiction.”

(Thanks, Bluegrass Blog.)

Image by TheAlieness GiselaGiardino, licensed under Creative Commons.

Source: Taiwan News

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