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Therapeutic communities as an alternative to the psychoactive substances dependency treatment

Nathalí Di Martino Sabino Sílvia de Oliveira Santos Cazenave About the authors

There is no determined profile for the psychoactive substances users. In various researches of different studied groups whether they're by age, gender, social, economy or cultural level, indicates that the use of drugs is not restrict to only one population pattern. Through questionnaires filled in by addicted patients in process of recovering, this work aimed at gathering information about their personal lives, as their dependency of psychoactive substances, mainly those ones of their preference, dealing with Therapeutic Community, as a way of treatment. The anti drugs national department see Therapeutic Community as one extra therapeutic approach used currently in drug abuse, together with analytic psychotherapy, cognitive-behaviorist therapy and relapse prevention, becoming important, then, the validation of this methodology in the scientific circle.

dependency of psycho active substances; drugs street; therapeutic community

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