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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 100,000 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.

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 100,000 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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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 100,000 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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English


Episodes

Will They Buy What is Being Sold?

7/17/2019
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Positive Alternatives 5 Minute Thoughts - Don't close your mind to opposing opinions. The tricky part of growing your position is when you don't allow yourself to listen to people who just might have something to teach you. If you shut your mind to the possibility, you truly will never know what you might have missed.

Duration:00:06:47

Talking to The Brute

7/12/2019
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Former Professional Wrestler and Current Wrestling Manager, The Russian Brute (George Petraski) takes time to share some pro rasslin' stories with this long time fan of the sport. The Russian Brute is also very giving in that he also spends valuable time promoting reading programs at elementary schools while dressed up in his Russian Brute persona. Did I mention he has a sandwich named after him. You have to listen to find out where you can find it! TRB Sports

Duration:00:50:38

Small Picture Thinking

7/10/2019
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Positive Alternatives 5 Minute Thoughts - Too many distractions can keep us from being focused on the bigger issues. Don't "tilt at windmills" and miss the chance to work together and positively impact your world. Teens need adults clear headed thinking.

Duration:00:06:18

The Jacy Good Interview

7/5/2019
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In this episode we interview Jacy Good, founder of Hang Up and Drive who shares her tragic and compelling story how she came to be a leading advocate for keeping our roads safe from distracted drivers. Jacy has appeared on Oprah Winfrey, has spoken at the United Nations, and has shared her message over 1100 times in 39 states and 3 countries on this important life changing subject. She is a strong woman and I am honored she took time to speak to me on this podcast.

Duration:00:42:30

The Lines of Freedom

7/3/2019
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Positive Alternatives 5 Minute Thoughts - Freedom Of Choice is a key component of being a free country. It's the lines we draw regarding the freedom of a particular issue, or choice, that creates tough discussions and, at times, conflict.

Duration:00:06:35

First Burn, Then Tan?

6/28/2019
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In this episode I take some time to share how past mistakes have impacted me at this later stage of life. Take it from me. Mistakes can come back to bite you in the back side. Pretty sure it will leave a bruise.

Duration:00:24:26

Grow With Care

6/26/2019
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In this episode of Positive Alternatives 5 Minute Thoughts, I relate how my fondness for gardening helps me to stop and think through my relationships with those young folks I seek to help.

Duration:00:06:53

The Rocket Doc Fuels The Pot Discussion

6/21/2019
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Our Interview with Dr. Charles "Chuck" Nozicka, Division Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Advocate Children's Hospital. We go deep diving into the upcoming challenges teens will face with the state by state legalization of marijuana. The good doctor also shares his learned understanding of how alcohol and drugs negatively impact the still developing teen brain.

Duration:00:40:28

14 Years Later - A Time to Reflect

6/19/2019
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In this Positive Alternative 5 Minute Thoughts I share some thoughts about the very successful Jonathan Petit Collaborative Community Sticker Shock Campaign and wrap things up with some of the good and the not so good relationship with the local media.

Duration:00:07:09

The Mom Who Fights Back

6/14/2019
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Our Interview with Amy Voss, a Buffalo Grove Illinois mom who knows what it is to get knocked down but not out. After her son, Jared, lost a long battle to addiction Amy decided no more. It is a hard battle for this Graceful Warrior but she is a determined Mom and I can think of no stronger weapon than a parent who fights for their, and our, children.

Duration:00:52:23

2019 Collaborative Community Sticker Shock Campaign

6/12/2019
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Eight Drug Free Coalitions, 5 Chicago Area Counties, and One Cause. Working together to remind Parents during the always problematic Graduation Party Season that Adult Supervised Underage Drinking is Not Safe Underage Drinking.

Duration:00:05:50

The Fun Is In The Build

6/7/2019
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Year number two of a growing and important endeavor, a statewide Sticker Shock Campaign. Has it been done before? Yes. But it did not sustain. It's always the sustain of the process that is the big roadblock to continued success. This Dad is on the prowl.

Duration:00:22:45

Taken Into Custody

6/5/2019
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Too often we repeat the name of the offender, I choose not to with "this guy". After violating terms of his probation his bond was increased and he is back in jail trying to figure out his next steps.

Duration:00:06:12

Kids At Play

5/31/2019
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I love it when the kids get outside and play. Technology has changed behavior in ways both good and bad but the sounds of playing are sounds that make me smile.

Duration:00:22:59

Experience is an Earned Asset

5/29/2019
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As you get older and wiser (hopefully), use that knowledge to teach your children what you have learned. It's your greatest of all gifts you can pass on.

Duration:00:06:05

Toughen Up Buttercup

5/24/2019
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Sometimes the Positive Alternative is not only simply to be grateful, but to have the higher focus. The higher focus is not just looking on your own problems, but on how you can positively impact the lives of others. Don't only preach it, get up, get out and practice it! Lend the helping hand.

Duration:00:29:03

How Did It Get Away From Us

5/22/2019
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The devastation of normalizing alcohol use worldwide is a mistake we need to walk back. Sometimes when you hear a number, a piece of data, you turn your head and your eyes widen. One death every 10 seconds on this planet linked to alcohol? How did we get this far?

Duration:00:07:13

Interview with Matt Matkovich and Phil Januszewski - M&P Presentations

5/17/2019
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Our interview with Matt Matkovich and Phil Januszewski who work together energizing their audiences with a message of being cool in your own skin and living the life you deserve to love. They are educators by day and motivational speakers by night. And they gave me a pretty sweet shirt so they are also generous to a fault! M&P Presentations

Duration:00:52:21

Expand Your Focus

5/15/2019
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Anti-Marijuana groups are lining up to battle commercialized cannabis in Illinois. Is the focus on Marijuana taking away from a bigger problem?

Duration:00:07:53

Interview with Reality Teens and How They Helped Impact Change

5/10/2019
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Reality, a focused group of teens from DuPage County, share some background on how they worked together to impact legislators, both local and at the state level, in order to improve the health of all of the people in Illinois. The hard grind of the grass roots works they did over the past 2 - 3 years in the Tobacco 21 legislation effort will lead to a bigger and better tomorrow. Sit back, turn it up a bit, and give this episode a listen.

Duration:00:42:15