Psicologia em Revista
versão ISSN 1677-1168
This paper focuses on the interface between toxicomania and psychosis. The general practice has revealed a growing number of psychotic subjects who are users of illicit drugs, which leads us to reflect upon the partnership between the psychotic and the drug as a facet of the interweaving of psychosis and the modern world. We start with the hypothesis that the use of the drug in psychosis cannot be thought of in the same way as in neurosis. While toxicomania in neurosis is related with the rupture with phallic jouissance, leading to a usage without limits and signification of the drug, in psychosis this rupture is given beforehand: it is a structural condition caused by the foreclosure of the Name-of-the-Father significant. As a result, the drug in psychosis seems to have a clear character related to a very specific function: the treatment of the jouissance without signification that invades the subject
Palavras-chave : Psychosis; toxicomania; usage; drug; jouissance.