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#2 - Avani Dilger: Substance Use, Addiction & Healthy Alternatives to Drugs & Alcohol

Parenting Well Podcast

Nov 24, 2019 • 43:54

I'm Dr. Shelly Mahon, your host, and today’s WELL source is Avani Dilger, MEd, MA, LPC, CACIII.  Avani is the founder and executive director of Natural Highs: Healthy Alternatives to Drug & Alcohol Use. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Addiction Counselor, a Somatic Psychotherapist, and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). She specializes in substance abuse treatment with adults, teens-at-risk, and their families.In today’s show, Avani shares her expertise around substance use, addiction, brain science and healthy alternatives for youth. Specifically, we will discuss:Alternative forms of treatment for substance use and addiction, why some people become addicted to substances and others do not. Brain science, Trauma and its relationship with addiction treatments for symptoms of trauma that can lead to addiction. The Icelandic Model & Maintaining a relationship with your kids.

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T.V. Show

Marijuana Madness Part I with Avani Dilger

26 Oct 2017 · Beyond Risk and Back
 
Marijuana has gone from being the “Devil’s Weed” to “Harmless” but what is the truth? Is there propaganda on both sides? Is it REALLY addictive? Is it REALLY medicine? Is marijuana harmless? Host Aaron Huey of Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center and Avani Dilger approach it from the middle to try to discover the truth.
IN THIS HEARTWARMING CONVERSATION AVANI DILGER, FOUNDER OF NATURAL HIGHS TALKS ABOUT THE WORK SHE'S DOING TO CULTIVATE HEALTH IN OUR COMMUNITY AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

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Natural Highs Resources

  • Milkman, Harvey: Iceland Succeeds at Reversing Teenage Substance Abuse - The U.S. Should Follow Suit, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harvey-b-milkman-phd/iceland-succeeds-at-rever_b_9892758.html

  • Young, Emma (2017) Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening. https://mosaicscience.com/story/iceland-prevent-teen-substance-abuse

  • Cass, Hyla; Holford, Patrick (2002): Natural Highs. Supplements, Nutrition, and Mind-Body Techniques. New York: Penguin Putnam

  • Neufeld, Gordon & Mate, Gabor (2006). Hold on to your kids. Why parents need to matter more than peers. New York: Ballantine Books.

  • Milkman, Harvey & Sunderwirth, Stanley (2010). Craving for Ecstasy and Natural Highs. Los, Angeles, CA: Sage

  • Siegel, Daniel (2013). Brainstorm. The power and purpose of the teenage brain. New York, NY: Tarcher/Penguin

  • Mate, Gabor (2010). In the realm of hungry ghosts. Close encounters with addiction. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

  • DesMaisons, Kathleen (1998): Potatoes, Not Prozac. A Natural Seven-Step Dietary Plan to control your cravings … NewYork: Simon and Schuster

  • Wong, James (2009). Grow your Own Drugs. Easy recipes for natural remedies and beauty fixes. Pleasantville, NY: Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.

  • Info on Yerba Mate: www.guayaki.com

  • Levine, Madeline (2006). The Price of Privilege. How parental pressure and material advantage are creating a generation of disconnected and unhappy kids. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers.

  • Walters, Scott et.al. (2007). Motivating offenders to change. A guide for probation and parole. National Institute of Corrections. FREE at:  http://static.nicic.gov/Library/022253.pdf

  •  Miller, William & Rollnik, Steven (2012). Motivational Interviewing. Preparing people for change. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

  • Bradley, Michael (2002). Yes, your teen is crazy. Loving your kid without losing your mind. Gig Harbor: Harbor Press.

  • Payne, Kim John (2009). Simplicity Parenting. Using the Extraordinary power of less to raise calmer, happier, and more secure kids. New York: Ballantine Books.

  • Sells, Scott (2001). Parenting your out-of-control teenager. 7 steps to reestablish authority and reclaim love. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Griffin.

  • http://easyread.drugabuse.gov/

  • Avani G. Dilger  (303) 859-5778

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