Article of Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacy
Action League of Assistance to the Street Situation and on the Chemical Dependence Specific Subjects of the Streets
TORRES, M.L.R, T¹; MOTA, F.T²; BARROS, A.R³*
The homeless population is a group in extreme poverty usually has its fragile or broken family ties. It is estimated that in Brazil, in 2013 there were 1.8 million residents in the streets. Among the main reasons why these people are in the streets, we have the use of alcohol or other drugs (35.5 %), unemployment (29.8 %) and family disputes (29.1 %)2. The organizational form of society weakens community ties, a factor that leads to exclusion and social problems3. In this context it works with reduced search harm listen and value choices and indicates less harmful forms of use3. This report seeks to describe how is the work practices that reduce damage. Through the experience of the members of the Academic League Attention to Homeless and Substance Dependence and its practices was written this account. The group takes health education for homeless people through questionnaires that address physical, mental, spiritual and social situation. The guidelines are made pursuant demand that the individual brings seeking to minimize damage. At the end, meals are distributed, which is a draw for participation. This work reduces the damage caused by drug use and stay on the streets, making each user to be autonomous and multiplier of knowledge agent. Although the work is gradual, it is noted with the sequence of the change in the daily practices of those who are concerned not to share personal items and all other care in health that are oriented. The experience allowed us to observe that the health education work reduces damage, because in addition to grant autonomy, favors knowledge, knowledge of multiplication preventing problematizations health of these individuals.
Keywords: Homeless; Health care; Harm Reduction.
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