ritaDr Rita Santacroce is a MD and a psychiatrist at the Research Unit on Addiction, Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, University “G.d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara. Her research activities are mainly focused on Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and substance abuse/misuse, as well as other forms of addiction. Since September 2013 and for a period of six months she has been working as a Research Assistant at Postgraduate Medicine Department, University of Hertfordshire – Hatfield, UK, performing research in the field of new drugs abuse education and prevention strategies. She has also experienced delivering training sessions on both NPS and other substances, and has had the chance to present the contents of her research in national and international conferences.