Dr Giovanni Martinotti is currently Senior Researcher in Psychiatry and Academic Lead of the Research Unit on Addiction at the Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, University “G.d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara. In his career he has developed a strong clinic and academic expertise in the field of substance abuse, as well as other forms of addiction including pathologic gambling and behavioural addictions. He is author/coauthor of more than 180 papers on peer-reviewed journals with impact factor and he has published 11 books as editor and 1 monograph. He is also associate editor of different scientific journals. He has recently been elected president of the Young Section of the Italian Society of Psychiatry. He is committed to knowledge exchange and information dissemination regarding Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS): he is Lecturer in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in different Universities, and he is often invited as a contributor to national and international conferences, especially focused on addiction and substances of abuse.