AbstractProblem: The abusive use of alcohol and other drugs constitute a serious
Problem: The abusive use of alcohol and other drugs constitute a serious public health issue, a fact that is reflected in the rise of substance dependency among military personnel in the Brazilian Army. Objectives: We aim to investigate the implications of the use of drugs by these military personnel, as well as the difficulties in the process of rehabilitation. Method: It is a descriptive qualitative study, performed in a Recovery Center of the Brazilian Army. Data collection: The data was collected through the use of semi-structured interviews, direct observation and the use of the researcher’s field observations through the use of a field notebook. Results: The data analysis will involve the construction of categories which originate from the dat. We will also analyse the discourses from the interviewed subjects, their gestures, their practices and the exchange of impressions and experiences. The duration of this study will be two years.
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