Reasons attributed by users seeking treatment in a psychosocial care center alcohol and drugs

  • Siqueira D
  • Terra M
  • Soccol K
  • et al.
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Objective: to understand the reasons attributed to users of psychoactive substances seeking treatment in a Center for Psychosocial Care Alcohol and Drugs. Method: a phenomenological study in the light of Alfred Schütz's social phenomenology, which was carried out in a CAPS ad, located in the central-west region of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Eleven users of psychoactive substances that were treated in this service participated in the interview, from March to June of 2014. Results: it was possible to understand the reasons why and why the users seek treatment. Regarding the reasons why there are two categories: health problems and social relationships. And of the reasons for those who have a forward-looking perspective, what is expected to have emerged two concrete categories of lived experience: in view (re) build their family relationships; and, the expectation of social reintegration. Conclusion: this research allowed us to understand the reasons attributed by users of psychoactive substances when seeking treatment in a CAPS ad, not only in the individual context of the action but in a world of relations with others, in which it has an intersubjective meaning, contextualized in the Social world.




Siqueira, D. F. de, Terra, M. G., Soccol, K. L. S., Canabarro, J. L., & Moreschi, C. (2018). Reasons attributed by users seeking treatment in a psychosocial care center alcohol            and drugs. REME: Revista Mineira de Enfermagem, 22.

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