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Addiction in America

Ida Walker

Addiction in America

society, psychology, and heredity

by Ida Walker

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  • 37 Currently reading

Published by Mason Crest Publishers in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Substance abuse -- United States.,
  • Teenagers -- Substance use -- United States.,
  • Teenagers -- Drug use -- United States.,
  • Teenagers -- Alcohol use -- United States.,
  • Addicts -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementby Ida Walker.
    SeriesIllicit and misused drugs
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV4999.Y68 W35 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17551408M
    ISBN 109781422201510
    LC Control Number2006100092
    OCLC/WorldCa76937365


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