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Pensando familias

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ORNELL, Felipe et al. Domestic violence and drug use during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pensando fam. [online]. 2020, vol.24, n.1, pp. 3-11. ISSN 1679-494X.

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated several social and political challenges. Considering the lack of medications for immunization or treatment, social isolation is the main strategy to contain the spread of the disease. Thus, drastic changes in the individual, family and social daily life have been observed, generating potential stressors that can trigger conflicts. This scenario contributed to the increased of cases of domestic violence, especially during quarantine. Several factors can explain this phenomenon, such as stress, economic difficulties, longer coexistence time in the domestic environment and increased substance consumption. In addition, social isolation has limited the possibility for victims of violence to activate social or assistance support networks. In this sense, we conducted a reflective theoretical study, with the objective of discussing the main impacts of the pandemic on women victims of domestic violence and its relationship with substance use, as well as to propose recommendations for interventions at different levels of action.

Keywords : Domestic violence; Psychoactive substances; COVID-19.

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