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Digital traces of behavior within addiction: Response to Griffiths (2017)

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Digital traces of behavior within addiction : Response to Griffiths (2017). / Ellis, David Alexander; Kaye, Linda; Wilcockson, Thomas; Ryding, Francesca.

In: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, Vol. 16, No. 1, 02.2018, p. 240-245.

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Ellis, DA, Kaye, L, Wilcockson, T & Ryding, F 2018, 'Digital traces of behavior within addiction: Response to Griffiths (2017)', International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 240-245. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-017-9855-7

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Ellis, D. A., Kaye, L., Wilcockson, T., & Ryding, F. (2018). Digital traces of behavior within addiction: Response to Griffiths (2017). International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 16(1), 240-245. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-017-9855-7

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Ellis DA, Kaye L, Wilcockson T, Ryding F. Digital traces of behavior within addiction: Response to Griffiths (2017). International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. 2018 Feb;16(1):240-245. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-017-9855-7

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Ellis, David Alexander ; Kaye, Linda ; Wilcockson, Thomas ; Ryding, Francesca. / Digital traces of behavior within addiction : Response to Griffiths (2017). In: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. 2018 ; Vol. 16, No. 1. pp. 240-245.

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