Notas sobre o fantasma nas toxicomanias

Walter Firmo de Oliveira Cruz

This article was presented at a clinical meeting of the Porto Alegre Psychoanalytical Association entitled "The Path of Cure in Drug Addictions: the Subject at Issue, " held in October, 2003. Starting with a discussion of a clinical case, this article treats the importance of the relationship that exists between the subjects fantasy and object choice in drug addiction. The article also discusses drug addiction as a symptom of contemporary society, and the aesthetic aspects that comprise it.

Drug addiction; psychoanalysis; fantasy; modernity

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