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Craving in crack cocaine users according to individual and behavioral characteristics.

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Summary of "Craving in crack cocaine users according to individual and behavioral characteristics."

to analyze variation in craving levels according to individual and behavioral characteristics of crack cocaine users at two public treatment services in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

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Name: Epidemiologia e servicos de saude : revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
ISSN: 2237-9622
Pages: e2018304

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