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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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BRANDAO, Thyara Maia; BREDA, Mércia Zeviani; SANTOS, Débora de Souza  and  ALBUQUERQUE, Maria Cícera dos Santos. The need for night admission to a Psychosocial Care Center: perceptions of drug users. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2018, vol.14, n.2, pp. 84-91. ISSN 1806-6976.

OBJECTIVE: to apprehend the need for night admission as perceived by people attended to at a psychosocial Care Center for Alcohol and Other Drugs 24h. METHOD: qualitative approach, with participation of 12 users with experiences of nighttime admission to this service. Data were collected by interview, field diary and systematic observation. Content analysis of the thematic type was used to treat, categorize and interpret the information. RESULTS: there was a perceived need for night admission due to the loss of control over drug use, damage caused by addiction, and difficulties in living on the street. CONCLUSION: individualized care should be the focus of nighttime admission and in other services of the Psychosocial Care Network.

Keywords : Mental Health; Related Disorders Use of Substances; Mental Health Services; User Embracement.

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