Profile of Crack Users in Detoxification Process in Therapeutic Communities from Paraíba
OBJECTIVE: This study traces the therapeutic communities’ interned crack users profile in Paraiba. METHODS: A descriptive study with the quantitative approach, developed with 20 voluntaries. The data collection was conducted through semi structured interview and Anxiety Trace-State Inventory (IDATE-T). RESULTS: The therapeutic communities’ crack users are predominantly young adults, single, brown, having the high school completed, guided to use due to the drugs effects’ desire/curiosity. First crack consumption from 10 to 19 years old, using period from 1 to 5 years daily with the average of more than 21 stones. Multiple users with high anxiety who work regularly tried to abandon the crack, 55% of them lived on the streets and 65% presented a suicide thought. CONCLUSIONS: The study gives parameters to the dependents assistance, highlighting the therapeutic communities’ research importance.
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