Next UP: Forward Thinking @ Stan State is a series of interactive forums, videos and articles featuring the achievements and distinctive work of the remarkable faculty, students, staff and administrators who have not been daunted by the pandemic. This inaugural Next UP presentation will focus on COVID-19, Mental Health and Addiction. Dr. Suzanne Whitehead and Quenna Martinez talk about the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and addiction. Dr. Shrinidhi Subramaniam describes research evaluating the effectiveness of contingency management to treat substance use disorder. This is a virtual presentation. To participate, please visit the event website to register and receive a link.