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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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ROCHA, Walkiria da Silva et al. Crack users’ perceptions of factors that influence use and addiction. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2015, vol.11, n.3, pp. 129-135. ISSN 1806-6976.

The aim of this study was to identify factors that influence and facilitate crack use and factors that make it difficult to give up. This was a piece of qualitative research involving 20 crack users in João Pessoa, PB, in 2012. The data were collected using a semi-structured questionnaire and analyzed using the Discourse of the Collective Subject technique. Easy access, curiosity, peer pressure and alcohol/marihuana use were all shown to be factors that influenced crack use and made it difficult to give up. It is suggested that the views and actions taken of the phenomenon of drug addiction be broadened and more comprehensive nursing care provided based on the factors uncovered in this study.

Keywords : Crack Cocaine; Behavior, Addictive; Street Drugs.

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