NRC"s approach to drug and alcohol abuse oversight hearing before the Subcommittee on General Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, second session ... hearing held in Washington, DC, October 6, 1988. by United States. Congress. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on General Oversight and Investigations.

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LC ClassificationsKF27 .I526 1988f
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alcohol and drug abuse. Functionalist Perspective Functionalists argue that society provides us with norms or guidelines on alcohol and drug use.

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