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Understanding young offenders’ experiences of drinking alcohol: An interpretative phenomenological analysis

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Understanding young offenders’ experiences of drinking alcohol : An interpretative phenomenological analysis. / Jackson-Roe, Katie; Murray, Craig; Brown, G.

In: Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy , Vol. 22, No. 1, 2015, p. 77-85.

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Jackson-Roe, Katie ; Murray, Craig ; Brown, G. / Understanding young offenders’ experiences of drinking alcohol : An interpretative phenomenological analysis. In: Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy . 2015 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 77-85.

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