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“Smoke weed, sit up all night, go on the rob, would you want to live like this”?...: young people’s experiences of substance misuse and offending

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“Smoke weed, sit up all night, go on the rob, would you want to live like this”?... young people’s experiences of substance misuse and offending. / Harper, Ben.

2013. Paper presented at Second Conference on Applied Qualitative Research in Psychology, Warwick, United Kingdom.

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Harper, B 2013, '“Smoke weed, sit up all night, go on the rob, would you want to live like this”?... young people’s experiences of substance misuse and offending', Paper presented at Second Conference on Applied Qualitative Research in Psychology, Warwick, United Kingdom, 20/06/13.

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Harper, B. (2013). “Smoke weed, sit up all night, go on the rob, would you want to live like this”?... young people’s experiences of substance misuse and offending. Paper presented at Second Conference on Applied Qualitative Research in Psychology, Warwick, United Kingdom.

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Harper B. “Smoke weed, sit up all night, go on the rob, would you want to live like this”?... young people’s experiences of substance misuse and offending. 2013. Paper presented at Second Conference on Applied Qualitative Research in Psychology, Warwick, United Kingdom.

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Harper, Ben. / “Smoke weed, sit up all night, go on the rob, would you want to live like this”?... young people’s experiences of substance misuse and offending. Paper presented at Second Conference on Applied Qualitative Research in Psychology, Warwick, United Kingdom.

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