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Jason Polk and Matt Salis aren’t satisfied with the stigma associated with addiction, nor outdated approaches to traditional recovery. We have lots of questions and a deep interest in the recovery strategies that are working for our fellow recovery warriors. If you share our curiosity, check out the topics we’ve been exploring…
We asked Dave Friedentag why he works with troubled youth to help them move past their drug and alcohol abuse problems and find a better way forward. He explained that high school is when he started getting into trouble and began a journey that led to the death of his brother. When we experience trauma, we want to help others avoid the same life-altering pitfalls. And we are all glad Dave chose to have the impact he has on our kids.
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 young adult. He struggled and fought his way through life as a high-functioning alcoholic somehow managing to conceal the extent of his disease while he clung to his marriage, raised children and maintained a career.
Matt's is a unique story. It's only been repeated millions upon millions of times. Maybe you've heard it before. Listen and see if it sounds familiar.