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Free Natural Highs for TEENS 

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Every Tuesday, 4.30-6.30pm


2639 Spruce Street, Boulder


Come hang out with a community of teens who are experimenting with the smartest ways to feel good without the use of substances. We will explore the desires underneath substance use and addiction of all kinds and look for ways to get to the “real thing”. The class includes cutting-edge brain chemistry, herbs that are truly good for you, creative stress management, healthy alternatives, arts & crafts, non-judgmental dialogue, healthy rituals, AcuDetox/AcuWellness, and inspiration to examine your life. Anyone is welcome - whether you want to learn about mental health or examine your relationship with substances or whether you are just looking for support and a non-judgmental environment.

And stay for FREE AcuDetox/AcuWellness from 5.30-6.30pm

More info & Consent form:


Avani Dilger, LPC, CAS, ADS-RT     


Please sign and bring the Parent/Guardian Consent Form below

Free ONLINE Bilingual Presentations

for Parents & Families

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Knowledge on Substance Abuse & Mental Health is Power!


FREE monthly Bilingual Online

“Empowered Families” Webinars

on Substance Abuse Prevention & Mental Health in 2024

The FREE Online Bilingual Family Webinars are designed to empower parents and teens with current information on the local trends and risks of substance abuse and mental health. The presentations will include local experts and local teens to support parents, teens, and trusted adults with information, skills, and opportunities to get involved. We encourage you to attend the webinars with your teens so that you have shared language in how to continue the conversations after. All webinars will be held on ZOOM and will have Spanish translation.

Zoom link for all “Empowered Families” Webinars:

Meeting ID: 856 3926 7461            Passcode: 397459



Topics of all “Empowered Families” Webinars 2024


Wednesday, Jan 17, 2024, 6-7.30pm

“The Fentanyl Risk in our Community” – Learn about the risks of Fentanyl, learn strategies to talk to your children, get trained in using Narcan in case of an overdose.


Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 6-7.30pm

“How to Turn Anxiety into your Superpower” – Strategies for Stress, Anxiety and Trauma - Learn the Neuroscience behind stress, anxiety and trauma and learn how to turn them into productive forces in your life. The whole family is encouraged to attend.


Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 6-7.30pm

The Brainchemistry of Substances and Healthy Alternatives – How do substances like marijuana or alcohol create a “high” and how can we support our brains with healthy alternatives.


Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 6-7.30pm

“Vaping – Addiction for Profit” – Understanding the new addiction to nicotine and how the next big industry is profiting from teens’ addiction. Learn about the Natural Highs Quit Kit that teens created for teens to quit vaping, smoking and addictions to nicotine and THC.


Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 6-7.30pm

Current Substance Abuse Trends & Risks for Teens in Boulder County – Learn about “Fake Pills” and the Fentanyl Risk and about the specific High Potency THC/ Marijuana Risks and learn about local resources to support your teen.


Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 6-8pm

“The Other Side of Cannabis” – We will watch the Documentary on High THC risks around mental health and addition and discuss afterwards how we can support young people in Boulder County.


Wednesday, September 18, 2024, 6-8pm

“Medicating Normal” – Learn about the difference between emotional issues, trauma vs. mental health disorders and what support teens need. We will watch the documentary “Medicating Normal” on the over-prescription epidemic in the US and discuss afterwards how to support our teens around anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns.


Wednesday, October 16, 2024, 6-7.30pm

“Hooked on Dopamine Shortcuts - Are we all addicted?” – Addictive tendencies in our current world with video games, screens, social media, online shopping, and other Dopamine “shortcuts” – Risks and Strategies for healthy brain development for teens and parents


Wednesday, November 13, 2024, 6-8pm

“Alcohol – Myths and Reality” – We will show the acclaimed European documentary “Alcohol – The magic potion” and have a discussion afterwards how we can create a healthier culture for our kids.


Wednesday, December 4, 2024, 6-7.30pm

“The most deadly drug - Sugar” – Understanding how sugar is the “Gateway Drug” in our culture and how we can get creative around healthy alternatives to sugar.


Please sign up for our email invites and Zoom links on:

"Turn Anxiety into Your Superpower" FREE ONLINE Presentation

“Turn Anxiety into your Superpower”

The Neuroscience of Stress, Anxiety & Trauma

Brain Hacks for Resilience

Learn more about:

  • The Neuroscience of stress, anxiety, and trauma

  • Strategies to use stress and anxiety as a productive force in your life

  • Resources & tools for people all ages

FREE Trauma & Mental Health Support

for our Boulder Community









We are providing FREE cutting-edge trauma and mental health support for all teens and adults affected by the trauma in the Boulder Community. A trauma like the fires can trigger very intense trauma reactions and can cause severe mental health symptoms. These symptoms, like anxiety, depression, hypervigilance, trouble sleeping or concentrating, are all normal reactions to an intense trauma and can be helped with through community support, guided somatic practices, and AcuDetox. We want to provide all of these supports for all teens and adults who feel affected. Please reach out for support or please bring a friend who needs support. Let us all come closer as a community to get through this tragedy in a way that brings our community closer together, in love and care for each other.

Find all AcuDetox/AcuWellness LOCATIONS & Times on:

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Every Tuesday, 5.30-6.30pm

2639 Spruce Street, Boulder, MadeLife

Acudetox is a 5-neede acupuncture treatment to the ear that has been used in disasters to help people with trauma, mental health and resilience. It has been very effective in helping people prevent PTSD. It helps with symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, fears, sleep problems, intrusive images, and nightmares after a trauma. AcuDetox is used around the world immediately after disasters to help people find their strength and resilience again. More information & research on AcuDetox


More info: Avani Dilger, LPC, CAS, AAT, ADS-RT     


Please bring the signed consent form or sign it when you are visiting.



We need your support to continue providing our successful Natural Highs Program to Teens & Adults.


Please become part of our Natural Highs Community of Supporters. We started a PATREON Page that allows you to choose the right level of Natural Highs Membership for you and your family.

Choose the right level of Natural Highs Community Membership for yourself and your family:

- for $5 you can Sponsor a Monthly AcuDetox Treatment for a TEEN

- for $10 you can support Natural Highs Programs for Teens

- for $25 you can Sponsor the full Natural Highs Membership for a TEEN

- for $100 you can co-sponsor sober Natural Highs events for TEENS

Start Here to find the right
Natural Highs Resources for YOU!

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We are offering TONS of FREE Classes and sober Activities for TEENS and ways to stay connected and inspired with healthy options. Our classes are free to any high school age teen for support, connection and healthy alternatives. 

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We offer free online and in-person presentations in support for PARENTS to stay strong & inspired in their role supporting teens.

During these times it is hard to not fall back into old habits. We are developing resources to help stay on track or begin healthy lifestyle choices and healthy alternatives to substance abuse.

This is how you can be part of and support Natural Highs so teens and adults with mental health and substance abuse issues can find community and support.

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What would it mean to have a positive community of young people who are committed to following their passions, exploring states of consciousness in healthy ways, and experiencing deep human connection in community?

Natural Highs Community is a program working to empower teens in Boulder, Colorado to address substance abuse and mental health issues that is an inspiring example of what works, and what youth really crave. Avani explains, “addiction isn’t just about stopping doing something. It’s also about finding organic and body-centered ways to feel naturally happy.”

Directed by Jared Janus, Produced by Cyrus Sutton, Thank you for your Support!

Natural Highs Merchandise Available!

Our team worked incredibly hard to create merchandise to represent Natural Highs!

Click on the link below to see what is available.

Donate Today - Help Us Thrive!

We ask you for your generous support in keeping this program alive in order to provide this essential support for individual teens and also for school communities as a whole, so that a healthy, sober peer culture can thrive. Click the Donate button below for a fast and secure one-time donation and become a supporter of Natural Highs!

With a monthly subscription of $4.99 a month you can support a weekly Natural Highs class with materials that is attended by 20-30 teens. You can unsubscribe at any time. Thank you so much for keeping our grass roots program alive. Click the subscribe the button below for a fast and secure monthly donation to become a patron of Natural Highs!

Watch Natural Highs Peer Mentors win the outstanding Youth Volunteer Award from the City of Boulder in 2016:
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