Positive Alternatives

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Teaching leadership just might be the remedy for helping teens make good choices with alcohol and drugs. 
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 e
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
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 a
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 l
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 conti
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 Safe
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 alway
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 a
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 messag
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. Aa
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 
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 yo
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?
In the heat of a tough parent/teen discussion, cooler heads will prevail.
In the heat of a tough parent/teen discussion, cooler heads will prevail.
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?
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.
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.
I share a quick story about a Statutory Summary Suspension Hearing as well as some reflections regarding my interview from two weeks past and my own thoughts about what was left unsaid regarding Social Hosting laws. https://www2.illinois.gov/i
I share a quick story about a Statutory Summary Suspension Hearing as well as some reflections regarding my interview from two weeks past and my own thoughts about what was left unsaid regarding Social Hosting laws. https://www2.illinois.gov/i
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