Ken Winters, PhD, received his BA from the University of Minnesota and a PhD in Psychology (Clinical) from State University of New York at Stony Brook. He was a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota and was the founder and director of Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research. His primary research interests are the assessment and treatment of addictions, including adolescent drug abuse and problem gambling. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment and the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse and has received numerous research grants from the National Institutes of Health and various foundations. He was the 2008 recipient of the Research to Evidence-Based Practice Award from JMATE, a national organization on effective treatment for adolescents. Dr. Winters is a frequent speaker and trainer and serves as a consultant to many organizations, include the Hazelden Betty For Foundation, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, the National Center for Responsible Gaming, and the Mentor Foundation (an international drug abuse prevention organization).