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Published by American Psychological Association in Washington, DC .
Written in English


  • Drug abuse -- Etiology -- Congresses,
  • Substance Abuse -- etiology -- congresses,
  • Substance Abuse -- psychology -- congresses

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Meyer Glantz and Roy Pickens.
ContributionsGlantz, Meyer D., Pickens, Roy W., American Psychological Association. Science Directorate., National Institute on Drug Abuse.
LC ClassificationsRC563.2 .V85 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 533 p. :
Number of Pages533
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1555075M
ISBN 101557981426
LC Control Number91035242

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