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Lunch & Learn: Teens, Brains, and Drugs

Friday, 23 October, 2020 11:15 am
The Argyle Club, Slick-Urschel Room

Out of concern for the health of our guests and our community, and following the City of San Antonio's recommendation to postpone events with more than 10 attendees, our Lunch and Learn: Teens, Brains, and Drugs featuring guest speaker, Judith Grisel, has been RESCHEDULED to Friday, October 23rd. We will continue to monitor the recommendations for large gatherings and determine as we approach the event date if it will remain a live event or if we will move it online. Details will be provided here as they become available.
If you purchased individual tickets for the original event date of March 25th, they will be honored for the rescheduled date. However, should you wish to receive a refund, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mind Science at info@mindscience.org or 210-821-6094.
Enjoy a delicious lunch in the intimate surroundings of the Argyle Club, while learning how to best support the development of healthy teenagers during a time when their brains are at an enhanced risk for addiction. 

Most people who develop a substance use disorder begin using drugs before they are 18. Dr. Judith Grisel will talk about how adolescent brain structure and function enhances risk for addiction. She will also share revelations from her personal journey with gateway drugs, and discuss ideas for prevention and intervention strategies that take advantage of unique opportunities afforded by teen brains.

Ample time will be given for audience questions.

Proceeds from this event go to support our BrainStorm Neuroscience Pitch Competition, which funds early career neuroscientists researching the science of consciousness and improvements in the health and well-being of humankind.


  • $500 Table Sponsorship 
    • Limited number available
    • Seating for 8
    • Includes table signage
  • $65 Individual Ticket

Event underwriting opportunities are available. Please contact Meriam Good at 210-821-6094, or mgood@mindscience.org.


Event Schedule

11:00 am - Check In

11:15 am - Lunch Served

11:30 pm - Program

12:15 pm - Q&A

12:45 pm - Close

Lunch & Learn: Teens, Brains, and Drugs

Judith Grisel, PhD

Judith Grisel, PhD, is an internationally recognized behavioral neuroscientist and a professor of psychology at Bucknell University with an expertise in pharmacology and genetics whose research focuses on determining root causes of drug addiction. A current focus of her laboratory is to understand the role of gender differences in different trajectories of alcohol abuse in men and women. 

Professor Grisel recently published Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction, a New York Times bestseller, NB Book of the Month, and Goodreads Choice 2019 Finalist. In addition to academic publications, she has published work in the popular press, was an invited presenter at the Gordon Research Conference, and has been featured on NPR's Fresh Air.

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