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"There are needs," Berton Roueché once wrote, "whose satisfaction . . . can seldom be comfortably denied. One . . . is an occasional release from the intolerable clutch of reality. All men throughout recorded history have known this tyranny of memory and mind, and all have sought, and invariably found, some reliable means of briefly loosening its grip."
With its 68 chapters, 102 contributors, and 850 pages, this book is the next to last word on grip-looseners. As Sidney Cohen notes in Chapter 68, the drug scene changes. "In the past 20 years," he writes, "we have moved from
Substance Abuse. Clinical Problems and Perspectives.. Ann Intern Med. ;95:787. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-6-787_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(6):787.
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