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>Journals >MediSan >Year 2013, Issue 12

González-Elías IE, Hernández TA, Otero MÁ
The cycle of violence in substance abusers
MediSan 2013; 17 (12)

Language: Español
References: 6
Page: 9081-9088
PDF: 54.42 Kb.

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A descriptive study was carried out in 46 patients, belonging to the health area of "Ernesto Guevara de la Serna" Polyclinic in Santiago de Cuba, from January to July 2013, to assess the influence of the sociocultural factors in the occurrence of violence and drug abuse. The entire series were men, with prevalence of the group aged 20-30 years and average education, who came from families with difficulties in their relationships and had been victims of physical, psychological or sexual violence in their childhood or adolescence. Parents and teachers were the main perpetrators at home and school, respectively. Also, most patients had violent and antisocial behaviors exerted on family members and other people of their environment, so they repeated behaviors learned in childhood. The substance abuse began in adolescence and has been held for several years.

Key words: men, violence, violent behavior, domestic violence, substance abuse, primary health care.

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