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Author: Doug Petit

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Positive Alternatives is a podcast for parents and teens intended to inform, share real life stories, and initiate conversations in the family regarding underage drinking and drug use. The podcast is hosted by Doug Petit who has spoken to well over 175,000 parents and teens about the perils of poor choices when it comes to alcohol and drugs. If you are looking for someone who knows the challenges that alcohol and drugs impose on our teens, I'm that guy.
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Step Right Up

Step Right Up

2020-07-0321:28

Teaching leadership just might be the remedy for helping teens make good choices with alcohol and drugs. 
Leadership By Design

Leadership By Design

2020-06-2638:11

Leadership development enhances the capacity to see beyond challenges. Joel Pelland, Pelland Performance Consulting , shares his vision on how to position yourself, and your young athlete, for  more successful results in whatever goal you are endeavoring to attain.
We Succeed Together

We Succeed Together

2020-06-2018:01

Some suggestions on how to address the long term health problem of underage drinking. Hint: It Starts At Home. Also some words to express my deep thanks to all of our Jonathan D Petit Regional Sticker Shock participants! PEACE.
In this episode, six young teens share their thoughts about underage drinking. It should come as no surprise to anyone listening; access to alcohol for our teens is as easy as one - two -three. "If They Can't Buy It, Don't Supply It". Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.  #PositiveAlternatives #Teenstrong #stickershockcampaign 
Matt Cassity - 360 Youth Services - Naperville - and Rich Wistocki - Be Sure Consulting - are two youth-focused adult leaders who are connected with Naperville's teens. While their respective labors transcend city boundaries, their hearts are always with the city they love.  
Amy Voss - Shatterproof - and Felicia Miceli - LTM Foundation - know that there is no other path than the one that moves forward. These two Moms, each in their own way, inspire those who care and support their missions. Passion moves them and love is the fuel for their engines.
Attitude of Gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude

2020-05-2227:12

Taylor Dockter - Impact Spartanburg - and Augie Ghilarducci - 2nd Opportunity LLC - provide some Positive Messaging as well as updates to how the work they each do has been impacted since Covid 19 changed the way we live. Undeterred, they continue to move in a forward direction.   
Jennifer Cifaldi, Illinois Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, and Ben Pohl, Public Speaker, share some messages on how they keep putting one foot in front of the other as they prepare for their next steps. Ben Pohl Speaks Illinois Traffic Safety Resource Program
Mind Our Own Spaces

Mind Our Own Spaces

2020-05-0827:48

Danielle Brengel, of the Illinois Human Performance Project, and Gil Feliciano, Drug Free Communities Coordinator, share Positive Perspectives of how they continue to move forward in the face of Covid 19. While it's not always easy, it is always necessary. Illinois Human Performance Project - Home ILHPP Virtual Summit - Everybody Welcome! Community for a Safe and Healthy Elgin - Facebook
For some, wisdom comes earlier in life...before the grey hair and stiff knees.  Jordan Esser, Project Coordinator - DuPage County Health Department, along with motivational speakers Matt Matkovich and Phil Januszewski - M&P Presentations; are adjusting to these new life changes by using the tried and true techniques of love, family, and hope.  DuPage County Prevention Leadership Team M&P Presentations DuPage County Health Dep't.
Combined Resolve

Combined Resolve

2020-04-2427:00

Rita Kreslin, the Executive Director of The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists, and Gilda Ross, Glenbard Parent Series, are guiding their own respective missions through these new and wide open seas. In this episode they kindly share messages of better  days to come. We're in good hands.   Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists AAIM - Facebook Page Glenbard Parent Series Glenbard Parent Series - Facebook
Dr. Aaron Weiner, Director of Addiction at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, and Dagmar Kauffman, Founder of On Balance Parenting, share some positive thoughts for these ever changing days. Tips For Managing Your Anxiety about Coronavirus - Dr. Aaron Weiner COVID 19 Tips for Health Professionals - Dr. Aaron Weiner On Balance Parenting
We are always faced with making choices and we will always live with those choices we make. This closing of our family circles reinforces our interdependence on one another. We must choose wisely.   #TogetherWereBetter #PositiveAlternatives 
Getting Adjusted

Getting Adjusted

2020-04-0326:54

I began to promote my Social Media Campaign about Alcohol Awareness Month (April) and I quite simply couldn't do it. I kind of felt the people of the world might be pre-occupied. #beatthevirus #defeatthevirus #peacetoall 
Not often do we go through such a global concerning event as we seem to be doing with our new corona virus infected life. We can, and will, get through this latest challenge that is happening during our own journey here on the 3rd rock. Keep your head up and let's get to it.
No No Corona

No No Corona

2020-03-1327:46

What will we learn from this ever changing coronavirus ride through the planet? Will we take lessons from the coronavirus future studies and develop corrective actions? Will we apply the corrective actions to future pandemics?
Influential Engagement

Influential Engagement

2020-03-0633:55

In the heat of a tough parent/teen discussion, cooler heads will prevail.
Meet The New Boss

Meet The New Boss

2020-02-2825:49

Canna-Business. The business of legalized weed is following the alcohol business playbook. Will we be smarter as to how we manage weed's access to our teens?
How does addiction work? It works by hijacking the brain. Similar to diabetes impairing the pancreas or heart disease damaging your ticker; addiction attacks your brain. The toll on individuals and families is immeasurable.
It hasn't taken long for some changes to come to the DUI Court I monitor as a result of legal cannabis in Illinois. An increase in arrests? No. But some interesting, but not surprising (I suppose) requests, from the Defense.
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