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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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BICA, Suélen Cardoso Leite; OLIVEIRA, Michele Mandagará de  and  CRUZ, Vania Dias. Crack is my medicine: crack users in the perception of their own health. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2019, vol.15, n.1, pp. 50-56. ISSN 1806-6976.

OBJECTIVE: to know the perception of crack users on their health. METHOD: a descriptive-exploratory research with qualitative approach was carried out through semi-structured interview with 14 people who used crack, registered in the Harm Reduction Strategy in Pelotas/RS, in January of 2012. RESULTS: the participants of this study have a good perception about their health, referred to the use of drug as a way alleviate the pains and sufferings of everyday life. CONCLUSION: these results highlight the subjectivity of health-related issues and the need for an articulated network of health services that respect users as citizens and address self-care strategies according to their health needs.

Keywords : Self-Concept; Crack Cocaine; Drug Users; Substance-Related Disorders.

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