Policy of Attention to the User of Drugs in Brazil

  •  Fabiola Xavier Leal    
  •  Maria Lúcia Teixeira Garcia    


The aim of this article is to reflect on Anti-Drug City Councils (COMADs) having as the main idea the proposal done by the Brazilian Anti-Drug Policy. In this way, it starts from the conception of the contradictory space that covers the councils of policy and, in specific, as the creation of the Councils in 10% of the Brazilian cities that had not resulted in its effective implementation. For this analysis it was used a data base supplied by the Anti-Drug National Department (Senad) and a research applied to the State and City Councils (by E-mail) using a questionnaire developed for this end. Making an analysis of this policy, it is identified that the situation of the COMADs shows that Brazil does not practice it, what corresponds to a situation in which its proposal in federal and state level depends on specific decisions taken in the city sphere. And the city decisions the COMADs creation do not come followed by conditions for its full effectiveness.

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