By Jason Polk & Matt Salis
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Jason Polk and Matt Salis are like Mutt and Jeff, Felix and Oscar, Ren and Stimpy or Wayne and Garth, depending on your point of reference. Jason is tall with a short hair and a neatly trimmed beard. Matt is short with long hair and a shaved face. Jason is an addiction and relationship therapist while Matt writes about alcoholism. Jason is a Zen Buddhist who values the twelve steps to recovery. Matt is a Christian who questions the twelve steps and the AA Big Book. While Jason and Matt have lots of differences, they share two really big things in common: They have both faced the shame and paralyzing grip of addiction, and they have more questions than answers about recovery. Now, Jason and Matt are coming together to talk about it. Through their podcast, Untoxicated, Jason and Matt want to help bring addiction out of the shadows and into the light. They seek answers to their questions about recovery within traditional treatment programs and from alternatives that are working for fellow addiction sufferers. They investigate brain chemistry, nutrition therapy and the things that cause the shame that has long been associated with all forms of addiction. Jason and Matt know eliminating the stigma tied to addiction is the key to addressing the deadly epidemic. They don’t have all the answers, but they have no shortage of questions. They are on a mission to find the truth and end the stigma of addiction.
||ExplicitEp5 – When Sobriety Ends the Marriage||Everyone knows addiction is a leading cause of divorce, but did you know sobriety destroys marriages, too? Sometimes - quite often, really - couples adapt their behaviors and reactions to manage heavy drinking in the marriage.||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp4 – The Addiction Nutritionist: What You Eat Can Heal You||Why do traditional addiction recovery programs have such terrible success rates? Talk therapy, group sessions, working the steps, etc. are key components to health in sobriety, but is something missing? The Addiction Nutritionist, Kelly Miller,||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp3 – So What’s Matt Salis’ Story?||Matt's love affair with alcohol began with sips of his dad's beer as a kid, continued with experimentation in high school and binge drinking in college, and developed into full-blown addiction with after work cocktails and beer filled weekends as a you.||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp2 – What’s the Deal with Jason Polk?||Jason's dance with addiction really was a journey from innocent alcohol experimentation to weed, hallucinogens, cocaine and, eventually, pornography. Jason felt incomplete until he found these different ways to escape.||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp1 – So What is Untoxicated All About?||Shhh. Did you hear about my friend's divorce? I hear his wife told him to quit drinking or get out. Shhh. I bet my uncle will be drunk at Thanksgiving again this year. Shhh. Our neighbors canceled the trip they planned because they had to use their vac.||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|