FYE 1026: Alcohol and Drugs in America

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Subject-Specific Encyclopedias

Miller, R. L. (2002). The encyclopedia of addictive drugs. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press.

O’Brien, R., & Chafetz, M. E. (1982). Encyclopedia of alcoholism New York, N.Y: Facts on File, Inc. Oakdale Reference HV5017 .E5

Carson-DeWitt, R. (2001). Encyclopedia of drugs, alcohol & addictive behavior. New York, NY: Macmillan Reference USA. Oakdale Reference HV5804 .E53 2001

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General Subjects for FYE 1026


Drug Abuse

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Last updated June 09, 2015, at 10:33 AM by LPR