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Defining Drug Dependence and Abuse

  • H. Halbach
Conference paper
Part of the Bayer-Symposium book series (BAYER-SYMP, volume 4)

Abstract

This symposium should, I believe, clarify how the biological sciences can contribute towards an appreciation of those intrinsic properties of a substance which when acting upon a human individual will bring about a behavioural disorder commonly described as addictive behaviour, the subject of the first paper presented here.

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© Springer-Verlag 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Halbach
    • 1
  1. 1.Bettingen BaselSwitzerland

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