Positive stories from key influencers have a powerful part to play in helping young people make the right choices. Natural High shares these stories via short, free videos for educators to use in the classroom and for parents to watch with their kids at home.
TOOLS FOR EFFECTIVE ENGAGEMENT
Our curriculum includes activities that directly engage young people through two-way communication and that have a lifespan beyond the initial viewing of a video or hearing of a story. Each piece of content we offer has relevant questions and discussion topics associated with it.
POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE TO DRUGS & ALCOHOL
When it comes to issues around substance abuse, kids need to be engaged in a positive way, to be steered towards that which inspires them rather than simply deterred. Natural High is dedicated to bringing the power of positive example to young people’s lives by delivering stories that help kids find their own ‘natural highs’ and that give them the skills to live life well.
SKILLS TO LIVE LIFE
It is not any one thing but rather a combination of factors that ultimately leads young people to have the courage to avoid drug and alcohol abuse. Our curriculum focuses on these protective factors, giving young people a well-rounded skill set that is rooted in the latest research on drug prevention.
AND DEVELOP THE SKILLS AND COURAGE TO LIVE LIFE WELL
“Adolescent substance abuse is America’s #1 public health problem.” (pre-Covid) – CASA, Columbia University1
Our evidence-based program is used in all 50 states and makes use of current scientific findings on youth behavior, brain development, social norming, and substance abuse prevention. The latest scientific research speaks to the power of positive example, of engaging influencers to create change in culture, and of course — the power of the natural high. This research shows that when young people find their true passions — those activities that uplift, motivate, and inspire them — and are supported in these choices by family, friends, school, and community, they are more likely to avoid drugs and alcohol.
Outstanding Prevention Program Award
Dedication and leadership to building a safe and healthy San Diego county
Outstanding Prevention Award
Leadership in drug prevention education, advocacy and support of our nation's families and communities
Outstanding Prevention Program Award
Exemplary service and selfless dedication in reducing youth access to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
“Natural High was a great resource for our Red Ribbon Week. We had our students watch the videos and then did a contest where students showed or explained what their 'natural high" was. We had students make videos, write an essay and one explained his in the form of a poem. I liked having the week focus on positive choices and it was Natural High that inspired our school.”Robyn, Teacher, Kentucky
“I have utilized this resource for over a decade both professionally as a school counselor and personally as a parent. The NH content, statistics, and videos are relevant and engaging for multiple ages and levels. Helping youth explore their Natural High and pursue their fullest potential are key to prevention and cessation.”Angie, Parent and Counselor, Alabama
“It is the best anti-drug message I've seen in 10 years of education. The students respond to the real people's testimonials. They can relate to it, which is imperative.”Educator, North Carolina
“I've been a school counselor for 13 years, and this is the first time I have shown a video that captured every student’s attention... It also captured the attention of the teachers, who had planned on getting paperwork done.”Counselor, River Springs Middle School, Florida
“The videos are thought-provoking and the activities that accompany them help kids think about their strengths and purpose. I have used Natural High videos in my drug prevention curriculum at the elementary, middle, and high school levels for many years. Kids I shared it with in elementary school remember and share it at the high school level, so I know it makes a positive impact... I am forever thankful to have this resource.”Karen, Teacher, Kentucky
“This program is better than any drug use prevention program that I have seen in 32 years of teaching. Thank you!”Health Teacher, Pennsylvania
“Natural High really is the best anti-drug material I’ve seen in almost 30 years of education.”Middle School Counselor, Virginia
“I have been an intermediate school counselor for 27 years and I’m especially impressed with your product. I have shown it school wide for the past two years. Keep up the great work!!!”Beverly, Counselor, California