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Cocaine users a representative case approach by James V. Spotts

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Published by Free Press in New York .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Cocaine abuse -- United States -- Case studies.,
  • Cocaine.,
  • Cocaine -- Case studies.,
  • Drug abuse -- Case studies.

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Edition Notes

StatementJames V. Spotts, Franklin C. Shontz.
GenreCase studies.
ContributionsShontz, Franklin C., joint author.
LC ClassificationsHV5810 .S65
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 517 p. ;
Number of Pages517
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4405075M
ISBN 100029305608
LC Control Number79007631

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