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CONZATTI, Fernanda et al. Perceptions of cocaine/crack users on your support network. Aletheia [online]. 2016, vol.49, n.1, pp. 48-59. ISSN 1413-0394.

The support network is a set of links that can be important sources of support for cocaine/crack users. The purpose of this study is to understand the perceptions cocaine/crack users have of their support network. It is a qualitative research, of descriptive character, with secondary data. The sample consisted of 11 male participants who completed the instruments: interview protocol, WAIS-III, MEEM and two materials prepared for the study. Content analysis was performed and the categories were constructed: "Risks"; "Prejudices"; "Support"; "Control"; and "Conflicts." The results showed that the family of origin often makes use of substances, and is also perceived as a support network because they have concerns with the user. It is concluded that family members are risk factors and/or protection, so it is necessary to know the support network that permeates the substance use of individuals.

Keywords : Addiction; Support network; Family; Transgenerationality.

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