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Analysis of treatment and intervention models on crack users

Grant number: 15/22169-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2016
Effective date (End): May 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Psychological Treatment and Prevention
Principal researcher:Joao Angelo Fantini
Grantee:Paulo Roberto Carrano
Home Institution: Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas (CECH). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


This present study, analyzing the drug addiction phenomena in a Psychoanalytic perspective (Freud/Lacan) and other theories and studies that focus on this phenomena, aims to understand the proposed models as the basis for the care of drug users (specifically crack users). In this perspective, it is intended to present distinctions and common elements in treatment, since the data available is not clear regarding the prevalence of treatment models in Brazil. It is intended, after survey of such data in three types of institution (public, religious and private), to investigate the theories and proposals on which underlie such models as well as implicated mechanisms and treatments. Efforts will be made to reflect on the context of the theories, political views and social characteristics of each model, highlighting the elements that qualify them, so that data and the content of discussions presented provide subsidies to think about the problems relating to drug addiction, making it possible to establish relations between the intervention models and certain social, cultural and related current policies. Thus, by the production of knowledge in the subjective level, it is expected to also be able to provide material for future studies in order to contribute, understand and facilitate practices addressed to the individual drug user, the professionals involved and public and private entities that take care of these programs.

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