Natural High is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps youth discover, amplify and pursue their natural high so that they have a reason to say no to an artificial high. Partnering with celebrity ambassadors across the country who are living life on a natural high, we produce videos and educational curriculum to inspire over 8 million youth in all 50 states to do what they love — and not allow drugs or alcohol to get in the way of their dreams.
Teens crave dopamine from thrilling activities and often turn to risky behaviors with substances to satisfy these craving.
It’s not drugs or alcohol they crave, it’s the FEELING they get after doing something risky.
Social distancing restrictions provides us an opportunity to work with our kids and their natural, healthy thirst for dopamine. It might sound crazy, especially to adults who are caut
Most teens turn to substance use for social reasons - to gain acceptance and grow in popularity. Teens who use substances to deal with their internal conflicts are a different concern.
RELYING on the NUMBING EFFECTS of alcohol or other substances will very likely lead to a lifetime of struggles with substance use.
Parents and teachers need to be aware of their kids’ increased vulnerability to anxie
One of the most complicated dynamics about raising kids or working with students is their keen sense of absorbing what we do and reflecting it back to us - often in ways that make us cringe.
Kids sometimes copy what we do - especially our poor behavior. They will call us out for our inconsistencies and remind us to fulfill our promises.
The QUESTION is: WHAT ARE WE MODELING TO OUR KIDS? What are the