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Characteristics of individuals presenting to treatment for primary alcohol problems versus other drug problems in the Australian patient pathways study

  • Dan I. Lubman1Email author,
  • Joshua B. B. Garfield1,
  • Victoria Manning1,
  • Lynda Berends2,
  • David Best3,
  • Janette M. Mugavin4,
  • Tina Lam5,
  • Penny Buykx6,
  • Andrew Larner1,
  • Belinda Lloyd1,
  • Robin Room4 and
  • Steve Allsop5
BMC PsychiatryBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:250

Received: 7 January 2016

Accepted: 4 July 2016

Published: 19 July 2016

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Resubmission - Version 3
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Resubmission - Version 4
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4 Jul 2016 Editorially accepted
19 Jul 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12888-016-0956-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

Turning Point and Monash University, Fitzroy, Australia
Centre for Health and Social Research, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia
, Sheffield, UK
Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
National Drug Research Institute, Shenton Park, Australia
University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), Regent Court, Sheffield, UK