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BISCH, Nadia Krubskaya et al. Telephone counseling for young user of crack cocaine. Rev. Gaúcha Enferm. (Online) [online]. 2011, vol.32, n.1, pp.31-39. ISSN 1983-1447.

This study sought to evaluate the use of Brief Motivational Intervention in a telephone counseling service offered to young people in the process of cessation of crack cocaine use. We conducted a descriptive study based on a survey of the records of calls from users during the period January 2006 to December 2007. We included 40 records from calls of young people aged between 16 and 24 years who ate crack cocaine, associated or not with other substances. At the end of the 6 month follow up, 65% of youths had stopped the consumption of crack cocaine. Of the total, 57.5% were in stage of preparation and action on the first call. The chances of relapse to crack cocaine use were higher in follow-up to 30 days. We suggest that the associated IBM with the telephone counseling is an important treatment option in cessation crack cocaine use.

Keywords : Adolescent; Crack cocaine; Motivation; Telephone; Counseling.

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