Natural Highs – The Course

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Welcome to the free introductory class of Natural Highs – Healthy Alternatives to Drugs and Alcohol.

In this class, you will attend the first out of the 7 week Natural Highs course.

You will learn about:

– Brain chemistry of substance use, addiction and “Natural Highs” lifestyles

– Difference between creative rituals vs. unconscious addictions

– Brain development, habits & addiction- Herbs that support vs. imbalance brain chemistry

– Healthy strategies for managing challenging emotions that underlie addictive tendencies

About the Author Avani Dilger

Avani Gudrun Dilger is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Addiction Counselor Supervisor, a Somatic Psychotherapist, and a Motivational Interviewing Trainer, who specializes in substance abuse prevention and treatment with adults, teens, and their families. Avani has an extensive background in research, training, and clinical practice in traditional and alternative approaches to substance abuse prevention and treatment. She is the founder and coordinator of the “Natural Highs – Healthy Alternatives to Drugs & Alcohol” Program, an integrative substance abuse prevention and intervention program for teens that includes interactive classes, a peer mentor program, and parent education. In addition to facilitating the Natural Highs program at several high schools in Boulder, Avani teaches Natural Highs at Naropa University in her capacity as Adjunct Professor and works as a substance abuse counselor with teens, families, and adults in Boulder. She has been leading Motivational Interviewing trainings nationwide in Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse and is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).