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Pregnancy and Substance Abuse: Education or Mandatory Treatment?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 May 2016

Janna C. Merrick*
University of South Florida at Sarasota, USA
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Symposium: Pregnancy and Substance Abuse
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