Federal efforts to combat drug abuse
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Published in [Washington] .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Drug abuse -- Treatment -- United States.,
  • Drug control -- United States.,
  • Drug abuse -- Study and teaching -- United States.

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Statementreport to the Congress by the Comptroller General of the United States.
LC ClassificationsHV5825 .A584 1972b
The Physical Object
Pagination67 p.
Number of Pages67
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5391548M
LC Control Number72603019

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