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Experiences and narratives - Drug users with antisocial personality disorder retelling the process of treatment and change

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Experiences and narratives - Drug users with antisocial personality disorder retelling the process of treatment and change. / Thylstrup, Birgitte; Hesse, Morten; Thomsen, Marianne; Heerwagen, Liv.

I: Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, Bind 22, Nr. 3, 04.05.2015, s. 293-300.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift/Konferencebidrag i tidsskrift /Bidrag til avisTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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Thylstrup, Birgitte ; Hesse, Morten ; Thomsen, Marianne ; Heerwagen, Liv. / Experiences and narratives - Drug users with antisocial personality disorder retelling the process of treatment and change. I: Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. 2015 ; Bind 22, Nr. 3. s. 293-300.

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