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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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FELIPE, Adriana Olimpia Barbosa; CARVALHO, Ana Maria Pimenta  and  ANDRADE, Claudia Umbelina Baptista. Spirituality and religion as protectors for adolescent drug use. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2015, vol.11, n.1, pp.49-58. ISSN 1806-6976.

OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to identify the available evidence in the literature on the importance of religion/spirituality as protectors for drug use. METHODS: This is an integrative literature review. The descriptors used were: “spirituality,” “religion,” “adolescent,” “illicit drugs,” “alcoholism,” and “smoking.” The databases used were: LILACS, PubMed and CINAHL. RESULTS: found a protective effect of religiosity and spirituality in preventing drug use, being justified by less interaction of adolescents with deviant peers, conservative attitudes of friends and high levels of well-being. CONCLUSIONS: to bring to light the positive effect that religiosity and spirituality could contribute to professionals involved with teens and launch interventions aimed at reducing the consumption of drugs in this group.

Keywords : Religion; Spirituality; Adolescent; Street Drugs; Alcoholism; Smoking.

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