Alcohol: The World's Favorite Drug

Alcohol: The World's Favorite Drug

by Griffith Edwards

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Alcohol: The World's Favorite Drug by Griffith Edwards

A complete popular history of alcohol from biology to social policy to treatment, from the Egyptians to the 21st Century.

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ISBN-13: 9780312283872
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/06/2002
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.64(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Griffith Edwards is one of the world's leading experts on alcohol. Born in India, he received his MD from Oxford University. For 40 years Edwards has made a specialty of being both fair-minded and catholic in his study of alcoholism. He has made the Addiction Research Unit - more recently the National Addiction Center - at the Maudsley Hospital in London, the finest international center for postgraduate education in addiction in the world. He is editor-in-chief of the scientific journal, Addiction. For many years he has been a frequent visitor to the US and was a consultant to the White House Office on the prevention of drug abuse. He has been awarded many major international scientific prizes, including the Nathan B. Eddy medal of the US College on Problems of Drug Dependence, the Jellinek Memorial Prize, and the annual award of the American Educational and Research Society on Alcohol. He was named a Commander of the British Empire (C.B.E.) in 1987, awarded for services to social science and medicine. Married with two grown-up children, he and his wife live in Greenwich, England.

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