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John B. Saunders


John B. Saunders is a Professor and Consultant Physician in Addiction Medicine. He has current appointments at the Universities of Queensland and Sydney in Australia. He has worked as an Advisor to the WHO since 1981 and from 1987 to 1994 was a member of the ICD-10 Substance Use Disorders Work Group. He was a member of the ICD-11 Substance Use and Addictive Disorders Working Group and has also been involved in WHO’s work on brief interventions for alcohol and substance-related disorders, including being responsible for the development of the AUDIT questionnaire. He has contributed to the development and review of the DSM-IV substance use diagnoses and was Co-Chair of the research phase of the relevant work leading to DSM-5.


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