Carol Falkowski, director of Research Communications at Hazelden, has monitored emerging patterns & trends in drug abuse both in Minnesota & nationally since 1986. She is one of 20 researchers in the United States who participates in the Community Epidemiology Work Group (CEWG), an ongoing early warning drug abuse surveillance network of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Falkowski recently served on the Drug Abuse Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration & co-chaired the Research Committee of the Minnesota Partnership for Action Against Tobacco. Before joining Hazelden, Falkowski worked as research coordinator for the Minnesota State Alcohol & Drug Abuse Agency for 15 years. She resides in Mahtomedi, Minnesota.