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Positive Alternatives

Thanks for listening to my podcast - Positive Alternatives. It's a very personal project with messages that I hope hit home to my listeners. Please feel free to comment on any episode and I promise to monitor regularly and respond in kind.

Be Well...

Jul 31, 2018

Just prior to recording this podcast I met with Congressman Bill Foster, US 11th District, who demonstrated his pre-politician chops of being a scientist by continually digging for the better answer. He has a 360 perspective of the addiction problems in our country and we would do well to listen to his thoughts on how...


Jul 27, 2018

We do not work alone on an island when we are helping our teens make the important decisions of not using alcohol or drugs. Jorie Esser is the Project Coordinator for the DuPage County Prevention Leadership Team. They are a Drug Free Coalition in the northern area of the State of Illinois. This is our first of many...


Jul 20, 2018

Binge Drinking can kill you quickly, or it can kill you slowly. Regardless, the outcome is the same. You leave behind loved ones who ache at your passing. Alcohol is one of the addictions that plague us. We have to be informed and we have to remain focused. Are all drinks the same? Does body size or the sex of the...


Jul 18, 2018

If I am going to demand in my speeches at high schools that the students persevere, and if I am going to demand from the offenders with whom I speak that they learn from their mistakes.....then I must not expect anything less from myself. This podcast, and all of my podcasts, are a message of perseverance and growth....


Jul 10, 2018

Memorial Day through Labor Day....the 100 deadliest days. Our teens have an abundance of free time during the summer months. As parents we need to remain vigilant and repeatedly encourage our teens to make smart decisions during these not so lazy, hazy days. We owe it to them to be the strong parent. It will be the...