Drug addiction and infractional acts in the adolescent's voice in conflict with law

Through systemic and psychosocial approaches, this study has the objective to describe and discuss the relation among the levels of relationary dependence of drugs and the practice of infractional acts among the youngsters, in the perspective of the adolescent in conflict with law. The information had been collected through half-structuralized interviews, applied to 29 adolescents, authors of infraction, from the Infancy and Youth Jurisdiction of Brasilia. The analysis method refers to the content analysis of the constructive-interpretative type. The results point to many connections among the levels of relationary dependence of drugs (effects, beliefs, affective relations, peers, purveyors and suppliers) and the practice of infractions. The different identified levels of dependence in the adolescents' voice show the multiplicity and complexity of the relations between drug addiction and the practice of infractional acts among youngsters and, therefore, the necessity of a work intervention in net.

adolescents; drug addiction; infractional acts; social networks


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