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GUIMARAES, Maria Augusta de Mendonça  and  BENTO, Victor Eduardo Silva. Is religion a solution to the drug-addiction?: A psychoanalytical approach. Psyche (Sao Paulo) [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.21, pp. 105-118. ISSN 1415-1138.

There have been lots of reports of drug addicts who succeeded in getting free form dugaddiction due to a new commitment to religion. The following work aims at studying the psychological mechanisms that are present in these drug addicts who search for a solution for drug abuse through the excessive link to a religious institution. One of the hypotheses is the presence of a necessity of being dependant on something, which is probably the strongest characteristic of the drug addict. This paper methodology consists on reports from psychoanalytical papers.

Keywords : Toxicomania; Religion; Psychoanalysis; Narcisism; Dependence.

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