Body perception of cocaine users
Introduction: The use of drugs by man is considered an ancient and universal human practice. The drugs are capable of causing psychotic and psychomotor disorders.
Objective: It aimed to assess body perception of cocaine users in a city of high backlands of Paraiba.
Methods: This is a research in applied type with a quantitative approach. The study population involved drug users treated at AD Attention Psychosocial Center (Alcohol and drug addicts) in the chosen city. The sample consisted of 18 drug users, 15 males and 3 females, aged from 16 to 49 years, it was applied a sociodemographic questionnaire and Askevold test.
Results: It was observed that there were changes in body perception of cocaine users, prevailing the moderate asymmetry in no more users subjects and very serious in the drug users.
Conclusion: Through this research, it was possible to see that the constant use of cocaine alters the body perception of the users, as the continued use of psychoactive substances causes psychomotor agitation, it is proposed, then, a more comprehensive role of physiotherapy and occupational therapy in these patients, as well as expand the knowledge of the various health professionals on the subject
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