Farfan Barroso Priscila
PhD Student in Anthropology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Dissertation title: Therapeutic Communities: proposals to deal with the "crack epidemic"
Under the direction of Daniela Knauth and co-direction Sylvie Fainzang
My thesis deals with the insituitions that people who have problems with drugs receive. These instituitions are called therapeutic communities. They are institutions founded as non-governmental, non-profit and philanthropic organizations.
The fieldwork has been carried out in the state of Rio Grande Do Sul in Brazil since the end of 2016 by seeking interlocutors in three bodies: in the TC Federations, in the Public Drug Policy Councils and in the Secretariat. State to Health. In order to understand how the TCs articulate institutionally and politically to seek recognition of their care practices as public policy actions, the rapprochement with representatives and supports of the TC was possible. The argument of these representatives to public bodies focuses on the importance of increasing investments in TCs as public policy actions.
During the PhD internship in France, field surveys and interviews will be categorized according to the N NIVO Qualitative Data Analysis Program. Through this process, relevant aspects will be sought on specific objectives for PhD research, such as the institutional and political articulation between TCs and government bodies, the construction of political topics in the context of the TC model, the characteristics of the treatment proposal proposed by the TC model, abstinence retention strategies learned in the TCs, among others. All this will also be a moment of diving in the field data and reflection on the main aspects of the subject of the study.