MG deploys new strategy of care for young drug users

Service center opened in Belo Horizonte will meet up to 45 teens per day, referred by Justice

Foto: Henrique Chendes/SES MG
CAPUT develops cultural activities aimed at social inclusion of marginalized youth
CAPUT develops cultural activities aimed at social inclusion of marginalized youth

It was implemented in Belo Horizonte (MG), this week, the Service Center and Youth Protection of User Toxic (CAPUT). The strategy of the Department of Health and the Court of Justice of the state is to consolidate a new approach on the issue of drug use in adolescence, focusing on clinical and psychosocial care to adolescent crack users.

The new service will have clinical structure to accommodate 45 young people per day and will cater exclusively to patients referred by the courts.

Integrating the actions of the "Alliance for Life, the CAPUT is facing health treatment of young people in conflict with the law and with a history of drug use and abuse, referred to the Center for Integrated Care Teen Author of infraction ( CIA / BH).

At the center, professionals will combine clinical care practices of psychosocial rehabilitation of adolescents and their families. With the new methodology, the Government of Minas Gerais intends to collaborate with reducing homicide of Brazilian youth in situations of abuse.

Methodology <b> dialogue </ b>

According to the coordinator of clinical CAPUT, Musso Greco, the working methodology is being developed by a dialogue that approaches the teenager.

We seek to make a work that speaks the language of the young, based on dialogue to resolve this difficult problem: the drug in adolescent life, says Greco. He also explains that adolescents referred to CAPUT receive care for as long as necessary. Some young people require daily attendance at the service, while others may use only outpatient visits or workshops. The clinical presentation and severity of addiction is what will define the therapeutic project set for each patient reports.

Comprised of a team of psychiatrists, psychologists, educators, social workers and artists workshop, the CAPUT will work within a therapeutic program and childcare that follows the model house Psychosocial Care for Children and Youth treat disorders resulting from alcohol abuse and drugs, with emphasis on preventive and psychosocial rehabilitation of adolescents and their families.

In addition to psychosocial care, the CAPUT proposes a Transitional Home Unit to receive the youths at greater severity, requiring enclosed and protected environment for your detox.