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Revista Psicologia e Saúde

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FOSSI, Luciana Barcellos  and  GUARESCHI, Neuza Maria de Fátima. Punitive aspects of treatment in therapeutic communities: the use of drugs as social damage. Rev. Psicol. Saúde [online]. 2019, vol.11, n.1, pp. 73-88. ISSN 2177-093X.

This article has as goal argue the punitive treatment for drugs users in therapeutic community licensed under the Single Health System in Brazil's Southern region. For that analyzed the therapeutic projects of these institutions that treat the specificity of the treatment of young users of alcohol and other drugs by the experience prescribed by the twelve steps. Taking the conceptions Foucauldian of psychiatric power, discipline and punishment we problematize the way how these institutions justify and structure the therapeutic model of supporting itself in a prohibitionist logic based on morality of work and the family and institution religion values. We point this way the punitive practices in treatment for drugs users as a biopolitics that make up the health national policies in the context of in therapeutic community.

Keywords : treatment; punishment; therapeutic community.

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