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Alcohol and drugs are women"s issues

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Published by Women"s Action Alliance, Scarecrow Press in Metuchen, N.J .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Women -- Alcohol use -- United States.,
  • Women -- Drug use -- United States.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Statementedited by Paula Roth.
ContributionsRoth, Paula., Women"s Action Alliance.
LC ClassificationsHV5137 .A38 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1888598M
ISBN 100810823608, 0810823896
LC Control Number90049988

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