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Physis: Revista de Saúde Coletiva

versão impressa ISSN 0103-7331

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SILVA, Martinho Braga e  e  DELDUQUE, Maria Célia. The pathologization and criminalization of drug use: a socio-anthropological analysis of legislative proposals (2007-2010). Physis [online]. 2015, vol.25, n.1, pp.231-250. ISSN 0103-7331.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0103-73312015000100013.

Using concepts by N. Elias and H. Becker, we identified processes of pathologization and penalization of drug use in legislative proposals submitted to the National Congress during the 53th Legislature in Brazil. The 147 proposals gathered using "alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs" as descriptor on the database of the Congress Health Watch address other topics as well, such as "food and nutrition" and "advertising". At the core of some legal reform projects lays a recurrent lack of distinction between use, abuse, and dependence with regard to illicit psycho-active substances. A tendency to increase jail time for both distributors and users also evident. The role of the Legislature is key to the issue of drug use, contributing to its criminalizing and pathologization, rather than to its politicization.

Palavras-chave : drugs; health legislation; public policy; medicalization; criminalization.

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