CARLTON (CARL) K. ERICKSON is Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy, and former Director of the Addiction Science Research and Education Center in the College of Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin. He was trained as a pharmacist, received his Ph.D. in pharmacology from Purdue University many years ago, taught 13 years at the University of Kansas, and was recruited to UT to become the Division Head of Pharmacology and Toxicology in 1978. He is the author of over 170 peer-reviewed and professional publications, and five books, the latest of which is the Second Edition of The Science of Addiction: From Neurobiology to Treatment (2018). He is a recipient of the Betty Ford Center Visionary Award (2000), the Nelson J. Bradley Award for Lifetime Achievement (2007), the John P. McGovern Award for Excellence in Medical Education (2009), and the Annual Award from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (2013), among others. Carl retired from the University in May, 2018, and now lives in Austin with his wife Eunice, who is a retired pharmacist.