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SILVA, Rovena Esmidre  and  QUEIROZ, Sávio Silveira de. The motivation for the interruption or use of crack in pregnant women and puerperas. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2018, vol.18, n.3, pp. 39-50. ISSN 2359-0769.

This study aimed to investigate the emotional aspects present in the motivation for the interruption and/or continuity of crack consumption during the gestational period. We understand affectivity from the theoretical perspective of Jean Piaget, understood as the energy of action. Thus, we hypothesized that affections act as motivators for the interruption or continuity of drug use during the gestational and puerperal period, and we question which emotional aspects involved in this behavior. Therefore, we carried out a case study with a pregnant woman and three puerperal women, with ages ranging from 19 to 38 years, who interrupted and/or continued crack usage during pregnancy and puerperium. As a data collection instrument, we used a semi-structured interview. Data analysis and treatment were performed using the Bardin content analysis. The results indicate that affection aspects act directly in the decision to interrupt or continue the use of crack. In the interruption, they mentioned feelings of guilt, will, love and fear. On the other hand, regarding the continuity of drug use, feelings of sadness, pleasure, anger, will, loneliness and lack of shame arose. All participants attributed some negative representations to crack and its use, especially during pregnancy. In this way, it is relevant to investigate the affective aspects involved in the use of crack in order to improve the care strategies aimed at this public.

Keywords : drug use; motivation; affectivity; gestation; puerperium; crack.

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