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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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LIMA, Iara Santos; PALIARIN, Mariana Magalhães; ZALESKI, Elizabeth Gonçalves Ferreira  and  ARANTES, Sandra Lúcia. Oral history of chemically dependent adolescents' life, interned in the psychiatry sector of the regional hospital of Mato Grosso do Sul for disintoxication treatment. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2008, vol.4, n.1, pp. 00-00. ISSN 1806-6976.

This study was developed to understand the factors that make young people look for illegal drugs. The work also aimed to support nursing actions through the data collected based on oral histories, as described by Meihy (1998). Qualitative methodology was used. The collected material was submitted to analysis and discussion. The research was accomplished at the Regional Hospital of Mato Grosso do Sul, at the psychiatry sector, where the narratives of 4 men were collected with a diagnosis of chemical addiction. The study revealed the vulnerability and existential void present in those chemically addicted young people.

Keywords : Adolescent; Street drugs; Psychiatric hospitals.

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