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Knowledge on Substance Abuse & Mental Health is Power!

The Boulder Nonprofit “Natural Highs – Healthy Alternatives to Drugs & Alcohol” in collaboration with the City of Boulder and the “I Have A Dream” Foundation is offering

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 for 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:

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