Teens

Addiction Science Award Blog Posts

Alaina Sonksen

Bath Salts and Fruit Flies: An Interview With Alaina Sonksen

November 27, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Alaina Sonksen is a senior at Camdenton High School in Missouri. She won the 3rd place 2013 Addiction Science Award. Read More »

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Gili Risak

Twitter and Teenagers: An Interview With Gili Rusak

November 19, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Gili Rusak is a junior in high school. She won an Honorable Mention 2013 Addiction Science Award. Read More »

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2013 Addiction Science Award Winners

Teens Make Their Mark in Addiction Science

June 06, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

In May, NIDA announced the 2013 Addiction Science Award winners. Check out their amazing projects! Read More »

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A young man at a show booth.

Parents: Can They Deter Teens' Online Risky Behavior?

January 17, 2013  /  Benjamin Kornick, 2012 NIDA Addiction Science Award Winner

In 5th grade, I was the victim of cyberbullying, when a classmate wrote hurtful instant messages about me. Shortly after, social networking became the rage, and sexting and cyberbullying became more prevalent. Read More »

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Optogenetics: An Enlightening Experience in High School Research

January 15, 2013  /  John Solder, 2012 NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award Winner

I remember my sophomore year in high school, feeling a life-changing moment of excitement when I read Dr. Read More »

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