Obituary: Professor Griffith Edwards

Professor Griffith Edwards CBE, born 3rd October 1928, died 13th September 2012.

Professor Griffith Edwards, who has died aged 83, was responsible for defining the modern concept of addiction used by the World Health Organisation (WHO); as a psychiatrist and a scientist, he did groundbreaking research on the effectiveness of treatment for alcohol and drug dependence, and he helped to build the scientific infrastructure of addiction research both in Britain and internationally. He was editor of the scientific journal Addiction for 25 years. For the full obituary please see the article in the Telegraph Online.

Professor Edwards was of great assistance to Peter and Dr. Margaret McCann when they first established Castle Craig in 1988, introducing them to the leading consultant psychiatrists in Scotland who specialised in addiciton at the time.