Griffith Edwards: Case study on Recovery at the University of Stirling
Posted on 08-06-2008
Griffith explains why it is important to identify what we do not know – our negative capability. He goes on to describe the story of Mick and his recovery, saying it is important for experts to listen to people like Mick. Mick is not a real person. Griffith Edwards says he is ‘obsessive’ about patient privacy in a public forum.


Griffith Edwards

Founder of the UK National Addiction Centre


Griffith Edwards MD (1928-2012) spent his entire career from leaving Oxford University on the study and treatment of alcohol and drug addiction. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the journal ‘Addiction’ for many years and continued as Assistant Commissioning Editor. Griffith was filmed at Stirling University for the Pathway to Recovery Seminar run Stirlings Department for…

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