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Substance Abuse
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The abuse of illegal drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, and nicotine is an international problem of overwhelming scope. Although such activities have historically been considered vices and socially unacceptable in the United States and many other countries, some of them have increasingly become more tolerated, although regulated, but in some instances are still legally prohibited. At least until the mid-20th century, Protestant America strongly dis…

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Fletcher, David B., “Substance Abuse”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_SI.90>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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