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‘Binge’ drinking, British alcohol policy and the new culture of intoxication

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‘Binge’ drinking, British alcohol policy and the new culture of intoxication. / Measham, Fiona; Brain, K.

In: Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal, Vol. 1, No. 3, 12.2005, p. 262-263.

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Measham, F & Brain, K 2005, '‘Binge’ drinking, British alcohol policy and the new culture of intoxication', Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 262-263. https://doi.org/10.1177/1741659005057641

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Measham, F., & Brain, K. (2005). ‘Binge’ drinking, British alcohol policy and the new culture of intoxication. Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal, 1(3), 262-263. https://doi.org/10.1177/1741659005057641

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Measham, Fiona ; Brain, K. / ‘Binge’ drinking, British alcohol policy and the new culture of intoxication. In: Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal. 2005 ; Vol. 1, No. 3. pp. 262-263.

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