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.