Profile of Crack Users in Detoxification Process in Therapeutic Communities from Paraíba

  • Poliana Rafaela dos Santos Araújo Paraiba Federal University
  • Gabriel Chaves Neto Paraiba Federal University
  • Mateus Feitosa Alves Paraiba Federal University
  • Flávia Maiele Pedrosa Trajano Paraiba Federal University
  • Leidyanny Barbosa de Medeiros Paraiba Federal University
  • Laysa Karen Soares de Lima Paraiba Federal University
  • Humberto Hugo Nunes de Andrade Paraiba Federal University
  • Margareth de Fátima Formiga Melo Diniz Paraiba Federal University
  • João Euclides Fernandes Braga Paraiba Federal University


OBJECTIVE: This study traces the therapeutic communities’ interned crack users profile in Paraiba. METHODS: A descriptive study with the quantitative approach, developed with 20 voluntaries. The data collection was conducted through semi structured interview and Anxiety Trace-State Inventory (IDATE-T). RESULTS: The therapeutic communities’ crack users are predominantly young adults, single, brown, having the high school completed, guided to use due to the drugs effects’ desire/curiosity. First crack consumption from 10 to 19 years old, using period from 1 to 5 years daily with the average of more than 21 stones. Multiple users with high anxiety who work regularly tried to abandon the crack, 55% of them lived on the streets and 65% presented a suicide thought. CONCLUSIONS: The study gives parameters to the dependents assistance, highlighting the therapeutic communities’ research importance. 

Oct 22, 2016
How to Cite
ARAÚJO, Poliana Rafaela dos Santos et al. Profile of Crack Users in Detoxification Process in Therapeutic Communities from Paraíba. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, oct. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 july 2021. doi:
Psychiatry & Mental Health


Crack Cocaine; Drug users; Therapeutic Community.