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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

Positive Alternatives

1/18/2019
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In this week's full-length episode we share some thoughts about Trooper Lambert of Illinois District 15, we touch on knuckle-headed parents throwing parties, and we offer some thoughts on Penn State after the Tim Piazza tragedy.

Duration:00:27:07

Positive Alternatives 5 Minute Thoughts

1/16/2019
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You! Yes, You! You can make a difference. No one can get in your way. Get in the game and get things done!

Duration:00:07:39

Positive Alternatives

1/11/2019
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Positive Alternatives interview with the Catalyst Teen group out of Stevenson HS in Lincolnshire, IL. Catalyst teens are associated with Stand Strong Coalition, a DFC Coalition out of the Lincolnshire, Il. area. Sit back, listen, and enjoy the conversation.

Duration:01:00:12

Positive Alternatives 5 Minute Thoughts

1/9/2019
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This year I kept my New Year resolution. I re-connected with an old friend. Life and time got in the way. This year....we pushed life and time aside, made the effort, and we are better for it. Make your Positive Alternative worthy of the life you want to live.

Duration:00:06:42

Positive Alternatives

1/4/2019
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If you can do what you love and also make some money doing it you will whistle while you work and smile while you soundly sleep. It might sound easy, but if it was....then everybody you know would already be doing exactly that.

Duration:00:26:27

Positive Alternatives 5 Minute Thoughts

1/2/2019
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Why not make the change for a better you. A better you for your family, for your friends, for your co-workers, and for the future. 2019 is going to be a great year. Come along for the ride!

Duration:00:07:38

Positive Alternatives

12/28/2018
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It's that time of year when you look back and seek some lessons you may have learned that will lead to improvement as you move forward. In DUI court I have aggregated the data and the story it tells is we need to buckle up...it could be a bumpy ride!

Duration:00:25:31

Positive Alternatives 5 Minute Thoughts

12/26/2018
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Holiday is family time and that means connecting with everyone young and old. This past week we spoke to a gum full of young wrestlers in Carol Stream, Il. and we did our best to keep up with our granddaughter. Oh if we could only tap into that energy of hers!

Duration:00:10:01

Positive Alternatives

12/21/2018
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Not all young people make the wrong choices. Most young people are the better choice. Survey data tells us the future is bright. All we have to do is shine it up and give it a great place to grow.

Duration:00:25:17

Positive Alternatives 5 Minute Thoughts

12/19/2018
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We had some challenges at our most recent Public Speaking events. After a little reflection, I am still hoping those folks who were disruptive someday come around to thinking like wise adults.

Duration:00:08:56

Positive Alternatives

12/14/2018
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In this second episode of our interview with Gil Feliciano we continue discussion of how his coalition is developing in Elgin, Il. Gil shares some keen insight and his comments connect with many of those who are in the prevention field; addressing teens, alcohol, and drugs.

Duration:00:24:28

Positive Alternatives 5 Minute Thoughts

12/12/2018
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Offer your teens a positive choice for their future. Offer them a positive alternative.

Duration:00:06:26

Positive Alternatives

12/7/2018
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Gil Feliciano, Coordinator of Coalition for A Safe and Healthy Elgin, a Drug Free Community Coalition in Elgin, Illinois shares his experience, his knowledge, and some background of his team's efforts to build a brighter future for the young people in his city. This is part 1 of a 2 part interview.

Duration:00:25:27

Positive Alternatives 5 Minute Thoughts

12/4/2018
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The first of many episodes acknowledging local heroes in our communities. We all need them. Some are lucky to have them. In this episode I talk about one of the best - Karen Jarczyk.

Duration:00:05:44

Positive Alternatives

11/30/2018
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Our interview of Mike Sweeney, a focused, hard-working advocate for his clients of DuPage County; where about 1 million residents live and work. Mike gives us some personal background, his thoughts about the strengths and weaknesses within his department, and shares with us a couple of his favorite cases. Tune in, turn it up, and listen to what one of Positive Alternatives favorite lawyers has to say.

Duration:00:38:59

Positive Alternatives 5 Minute Thoughts

11/29/2018
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Sometimes you just need to sleep on it. We all get those days when things seem disconnected. Give it a little time, get a good rest, and get back at it the next day. You can do this!

Duration:00:07:45

Positive Alternatives 5 Minute Thoughts

11/26/2018
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The Thanksgiving holiday is special for families. This year we enjoyed the company of loved ones, a great basketball game in Milwaukee, and took advantage of some decent weather to get the Christmas decorations up in our yard.

Duration:00:08:48

Positive Alternatives 5 Minute Thoughts

11/14/2018
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Do you look the other way when someone you love has a problem with alcohol. Is there an easy answer? Or do you step into the probable argument and bravely push forward. What is the best path to follow? Life is not always seashells and balloons. The water can get choppy.

Duration:00:06:51

Positive Alternatives 5 Minute Thoughts

11/12/2018
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This past weekend I came home to find a drunk neighbor, his wife, and the police. The family has teen-agers who witnessed this...and who probably have seen it many times before. When the home is damaged, do all kids come out of it without lifelong emotional scars?

Duration:00:09:08

Positive Alternatives

11/9/2018
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Perseverance and persistence. Twin sons from a different Mother. Stay the course and lead with love when it comes to leaving the better future. Eventually you will get that all important hug, and maybe if you're lucky....a cookie!

Duration:00:22:11