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The First Year's Operation of a Regional Drug Problem Team

  • Philip M. Fleming (a1)
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The recent announcement of a further £5 million which has been distributed to Regional Health Authorities makes a total of over £22 million that has been made available specifically for the development and expansion of services for drug misusers over the past three years. An important element in the development of such services has been the formation of Regional Drug Problem Teams; this seemed a useful time to review the working of one such team over the past year.

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The First Year's Operation of a Regional Drug Problem Team

  • Philip M. Fleming (a1)
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