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Revista de Salud Pública

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GALEANO GASCA, Ells Natalia. Trajectory of a young female inmate in relation to drug use and gender-based constraints. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2017, vol.19, n.6, pp.842-847. ISSN 0124-0064.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/rsap.v19n6.70058.

This text aims to analyze socio-cultural aspects in relation to the trajectory of habitual consumption of psychoactive substances of a young inmate. The young woman was in a detention center for minors in Medellin, Colombia, where interviews were conducted and participant observation was carried out. From there, the importance of aspects related to gender as a protective and risk elements was evident. Finally, this study presents some elements related to the detoxification process while she was following her sanction in internment.

Keywords : Young people; consumption of psychoactive substances; internment; gender; trajectory (source: MeSH, NLM).

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