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Thank you to City of Boulder Youth Opportunities Board (YOAB) for sponsoring Natural Highs!


Here are some resources and ideas for how to get high, stay healthy and have fun, all while living a sober lifestyle

Other Cool Local Resources:

Rebecca’s Apothecary: 
1227 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302


Movement Mass w Melissa Michaels & Friends
Every Sunday at 10:45am
Also check out Surfing the Creative, watch this video to LEARN MORE: https://youtu.be/WU3GVKrT3xs
5 Rhythms Dance
Find the time and location of the dance nearest you by clicking on the following link: http://www.5rhythms.com/ (click on ‘find a class’)
Also feel free to watch this videos to learn more:
https://youtu.be/WU3GVKrT3xs (Surfing the Creative)
(5 Rhythms)

Dushanbe Teahouse:
Pekoe Teahouse
KuCha Teahouse

Sports/Athletics: Running, Dancing, Soccer, Baseball, Football, Basketball, Martial Arts, Boxing, Skiing/ Snow boarding, Lacrosse

Local Recreation centers and gyms near you!
The Avalon Ballroom: http://www.boulderdancecoalition.org/calendar.php?venue=The%20Avalon
Or http://www.avalonevents.org/index.php
Boulder Indoor Soccer : http://www.boulderindoorsoccer.com/
Front Range Boxing Academy: http://www.frontrangeboxing.com/
Martial Arts: http://www.wayofthecrane.com/classes.html


Art: Painting, drawing, making music, dancing, singing, poetry, short stories, whatever moves you

Sober Community: 12 Step Community

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA):



Marijuana Anonymous (MA):
Al-Anon (for friends and family of alcoholics or drug addicts):

Narcotics Anonymous (NA):



Nature: Nearby Trails, Open Space, Lakes, Ponds, Rivers, Ocean, Mountains, Even your own backyard!
Full list of Boulder Trails: https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/basic-trail-information
Main Outdoor Locations:
Chautauqua Park
Coot Lake
Boulder Creek
Scott Carpenter Park
Boulder Reservoir
Wonderland Lake

Community Service/ Volunteering: Contact a local food bank, farm, emergency housing agency, organization for people with developmental disabilities, senior living center, or faith center of your choice

EFAA (Emergency Family Assistance Association):

Boulder Shelter for the Homeless:

Harvest for Hope Food Pantry:

Imagine! (for Adults with developmental disabilities):

Sunrise Senior Living or Brookdale:

Live Music:
Laughing Goat on Pearl St.
St. Julien Hotel - http://www.stjulien.com/d/events-entertainment
Fox Theater - http://foxtheatre.com/
Boulder Theater - http://www.bouldertheater.com/
Red Rocks - http://redrocksonline.com/concerts-events/listing
Local Open Mic Nights:
Local Live Music & Open Mic Nights in and around your community

Bodywork Bistro: http://bodyworkbistro.com/

Local Bodywork and Massage Centers

Natural Highs Reading List

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


Caldwell, Christine (1996). Getting our Bodies back. Recovery, Healing, and Transformation through Body-Centered Psychotherapy. Shambahala.


Milkman, Harvey & Sunderwirth, S. (1987): Craving for Ecstasy. The Consciousness and Chemistry of Escape. Lexington Books.


Weil, Andrew & Rosen, Winifred (1993): From Chocolate to Morphine. Everything you need to know about mind-altering drugs. Houghton Mifflin Company.


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


Workman, Jennifer (2002). Stop your Cravings. A customized program combining ayurveda and Western nutrition for achieving optimum health and maximum weight loss.


Amen, Daniel (1998). Change your Brain, Change your Life. The breakthrough program for conquering anxiety, depression, obsessiveness, anger, and impulsiveness, Three River Press.


Gordon, Jon (2003). Energy Addict. 101 Physical, Mental & Spiritual Ways to Energize your Life. New York, NY: Perigree Book.

Natural Highs Favorite TED Talks