The extent of drug use in Metropolitan Toronto schools a study of changes from 1968 to 1970 by Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario

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  • Youth,
  • Statistics,
  • Drug use

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Bibliography: p. 49.

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StatementThe Addiction Research Foundation ; Reginald G. Smart, Dianne Fejer, Jim White. --
ContributionsFejer, Dianne, Smart, Reginald G., 1936-, White, W. James
LC ClassificationsHV5840.C32 T62
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Pagination49, A82 leaves :
Number of Pages82
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Open LibraryOL26571538M

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