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ISRN Psychiatry
Volume 2013, Article ID 705657, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/705657
Research Article

Substance Abusers in an Acute Psychiatric Facility: A Diagnostic and Logistic Challenge

1Oslo and Akershus University College, Faculty of Health Sciences, PB 4, St. Olavs Plass, 0130 Oslo, Norway
2Blakstad Psychiatric Hospital, Vestre Viken Health Trust, Vettre, Norway

Received 17 December 2012; Accepted 29 January 2013

Academic Editors: C. M. Contreras, M. Innamorati, T. Marcos, and V. Sar

Copyright © 2013 John E. Berg and Asbjørn Restan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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