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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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OLIVEIRA, Michele Mandagará de et al. Consequences related to crack use among women and reasons for abandonment of the drug. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2014, vol.10, n.3, pp. 119-125. ISSN 1806-6976.

This aim of this study is to know the consequences related to crack use among women and the reasons for the abandonment of the drug. This is a qualitative, descriptive and exploratory study with 11 women, former crack users, conducted through semi-structured interviews. The main results were the breaking of emotional ties, family and the social environment, and material losses. As for what motivated the abandonment of the drug, the highlights were motherhood, avoidance of risk areas and religious practices. Thus, it is suggested that the assistance provided by the health services must be rethought in an attempt to enhance the uniqueness of the person, considering the complexity of this phenomenon.

Keywords : Crack Cocaine; Women; Street Drugs.

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