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LIMA, Eloisa Helena; CAPANEMA, Carla Almeida  and  NOGUEIRA, Maria José. The practice of reflexive drug groups as a possible strategy for reducing risks and harm. Pesqui. prát. psicossociais [online]. 2017, vol.12, n.3, pp. 1-17. ISSN 1809-8908.

The adoption of alternative measures for users of drugs provided by Law 11.343 / 2006 requires consideration of strategies that allow educational interventions aimed at reducing risk and damage. As from the offering of a dialogic space, this research aimed to produce new knowledge for professionals who work with reflective groups about drugs. It is a qualitative study involving professional that coordinate reflective groups in the city of Belo Horizonte (MG), composed of individual interviews and focus group training followed by meetings in order to promote feedback of the material obtained. Perceptions arising from the practices carried out plus theoretical and methodological elements favored the intervention of professionals, increasing autonomy and accountability of users and enabling better management for the issue. We conclude that practices of socio-educational intervention measures should not be limited to the criminal aspects. The dialogic education is committed to building more autonomy, positioning itself as an alternative to reductionism and moral practices.

Keywords : Health education; Harm reduction; Drug policies; Alternative measures; Reflective groups.

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