[Religious intervention and recovery from drug addiction].

  title={[Religious intervention and recovery from drug addiction].},
  author={Zila van der Meer Sanchez and Solange Aparecida Nappo},
  journal={Revista de saude publica},
  volume={42 2},
OBJECTIVE To analyze the role of emerging religious interventions in the recovery from drug addiction. METHODOLOGICAL PROCEDURES An exploratory qualitative study carried out in the city of Sao Paulo, Southeastern Brazil, in 2004 and 2005. In-depth interviews were held with 85 former drug users who had turned to non-medical religious resources for the treatment of their drug addiction and who were free from drugs for at least six months. The religious groups included in the analysis were… CONTINUE READING

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