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Techniques and transitions: A sociological analysis of sleeping practices amongst recovering heroin users

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Techniques and transitions : A sociological analysis of sleeping practices amongst recovering heroin users. / Nettleton, Sarah; Neale, Joanne; Pickering, Lucy.

In: Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 72, No. 8, 04.2011, p. 1367-1373.

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Nettleton, S, Neale, J & Pickering, L 2011, 'Techniques and transitions: A sociological analysis of sleeping practices amongst recovering heroin users', Social Science & Medicine, vol. 72, no. 8, pp. 1367-1373. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.02.040

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Nettleton, S., Neale, J., & Pickering, L. (2011). Techniques and transitions: A sociological analysis of sleeping practices amongst recovering heroin users. Social Science & Medicine, 72(8), 1367-1373. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.02.040

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Nettleton S, Neale J, Pickering L. Techniques and transitions: A sociological analysis of sleeping practices amongst recovering heroin users. Social Science & Medicine. 2011 Apr;72(8):1367-1373. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.02.040

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Nettleton, Sarah ; Neale, Joanne ; Pickering, Lucy. / Techniques and transitions : A sociological analysis of sleeping practices amongst recovering heroin users. In: Social Science & Medicine. 2011 ; Vol. 72, No. 8. pp. 1367-1373.

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