Dr. Bryon Adinoff has been a board-certified Addiction Psychiatrist for over 30 years. He is presently an Adjoint Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Prior to his move to Denver in 2018, he was the Distinguished Professorship of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Director of Research for Mental Health at the VA North Texas Health Care System (1995-2018). He received his medical degree from Michigan State University, obtained residency training in psychiatry at Tulane University, and completed a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Laboratory of Clinical Studies at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health. He was a staff physician in the Dallas Veterans Administration for 30 years, having served as the medical director of substance abuse programs at both the Charleston, South Carolina and Dallas VA Medical Centers. Dr. Adinoff has published over 150 articles and chapters on the biology and treatment of addiction and is Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.