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Revista Mal Estar e Subjetividade

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LIMA, Cláudia Henschel de; VALENTIM, Adilson Pimentel; ROCHA, Carlos Emmanuel da F.  and  RODRIGUES, Natália Ferreira. Crack: a psychoanalytic approach on its consumption among children and adolescents on the street. Rev.Mal-Estar Subj [online]. 2013, vol.13, n.1-2, pp. 155-194. ISSN 1518-6148.

This paper aims to address the crack consumption in children and adolescents on the street from the theoretical framework of psychoanalysis. It was delimited as children and adolescents living on the street, who, with or without family ties, living most of his time on the street without the supervision of an adult who is responsible for it. Were isolated problems arising from the situation of street life - malnutrition, child labor, sexual violence, drug abuse - and the changes characteristic of the passage from childhood to adolescence, which consolidate access to adulthood. It was determined along the theoretical arguments and empirical data that the onset of drug use, especially crack cocaine, in the passage from childhood to adolescence, is through the process of social devaluation, associated with the place of phallic loss furthermore, a place of human waste (outcasted, like garbage), which settles in the poorest population, which is finally transmitted to the child. From these considerations, defended the hypothesis that the abuse of crack is directly associated with absence of subjective resources - promoted by the low operability of the paternal function - to cope with the changes typical of this stage of the subjectivity development.

Keywords : drugs; children and adolescents living on the street; human waste; name-of-the-father; psychoanalysis.

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