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Hsu, S.H., Grow, J., Alan Marlatt, G. (2008). Mindfulness and Addiction. In: Kaskutas, L., Galanter, M. (eds) Recent Developments in Alcoholism. Recent Developments in Alcoholism, vol 18. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-77725-2_13

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