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FERREIRA, Ana Lúcia  and  BORTOLON, Cassandra Borges. The perceptions of a user of abstinence psychoactive substances on the reasons for relapse: A case study. Aletheia [online]. 2016, vol.49, n.1, pp. 89-100. ISSN 1413-0394.

Preventing relapse is the maintenance of the process of changing habits and self management. It aims to teach the individual to deal with their problem and predict a possible relapse, in addition it refers to changing any behavior related to the problem. The objective of this study was to identify according to the perceptions of a user in abstinence what were the reasons for relapse in the consumption of psychoactive substances. A qualitative research was carried out by means of a case study in a support institution. The analysis of the data was conducted by content analysis that originated 5 categories. Among them, perceptions of the reasons for relapse. The combination of risk and protection factors blended into the problems presented by Gabriel and also to the resiliencies that have emerged along the course of life. The recovery process requires learning and managing the adversities that occur due to TRSA. In this case study, one can see that G. does not place himself in situations of risk at the present moment, since he has improved his resources of self-knowledge and assertiveness, among them the relapse prevention strategies.

Keywords : Substance-related disorder; Relapse prevention; Coping strategies; Case study.

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