251 episodes

Sheri and Matt Salis just wanted a normal life – normal marriage, normal careers, a normal house and happy kids. Instead, they lived a life of lies and terror as they struggled with Matt’s alcoholism. While their experience sounds rare, with over 15 millions problem drinkers in America, their alcoholic marriage was all too normal.



Matt has been writing about their experiences in alcoholism and recovery for years. On the Untoxicated Podcast, Sheri and Matt talk about it, too.



No subjects are off limits as the couple discusses the trauma of active addiction, the pain of early recovery, the destruction and rebuilding of trust, and the impact on their intimate relationship. If you love an alcoholic, the disease will terrorize your relationship. We hope you’ll listen and find healing in our shared stories.



For more support from Sheri and Matt, check out their Echoes of Recovery program providing connection and healing for the loved ones of alcoholics.

Untoxicated Podcast Matt & Sheri Salis

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 86 Ratings

Sheri and Matt Salis just wanted a normal life – normal marriage, normal careers, a normal house and happy kids. Instead, they lived a life of lies and terror as they struggled with Matt’s alcoholism. While their experience sounds rare, with over 15 millions problem drinkers in America, their alcoholic marriage was all too normal.



Matt has been writing about their experiences in alcoholism and recovery for years. On the Untoxicated Podcast, Sheri and Matt talk about it, too.



No subjects are off limits as the couple discusses the trauma of active addiction, the pain of early recovery, the destruction and rebuilding of trust, and the impact on their intimate relationship. If you love an alcoholic, the disease will terrorize your relationship. We hope you’ll listen and find healing in our shared stories.



For more support from Sheri and Matt, check out their Echoes of Recovery program providing connection and healing for the loved ones of alcoholics.

    Ep252 – Is Fear the Only Emotion?

    Ep252 – Is Fear the Only Emotion?

    Matt reveals to Sheri his theory that there is only one true emotion: fear. The couple discuss how fear drive's Matt's addictions, and how fearlessness is a big part of the peace and contentment Sheri enjoys.



    If you are or were the partner of an alcoholic, please check out our Alcoholic Intimacy Survey.



    If you would like to learn more about our SHOUT Sobriety program for high functioning alcoholics seeking sobriety, or our Echoes of Recovery program for the loved ones of alcoholics, please join us for a free, no-strings-attached information and Q&A session Thursday, August 1st at 6:30pm MDT. To request the ZOOM link, please send an email to matt@SoberAndUnashamed.com.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep251 – Alcohol-Free Beverages and Culture with Billy Wynne

    Ep251 – Alcohol-Free Beverages and Culture with Billy Wynne

    Billy Wynne is the co-founder of Awake, Denver's first sober bar, alcohol-free bottle shop and coffee house. Billy joins Sheri and Matt to discuss the explosion of alcohol-free beers, wines and spirits. They discuss what is driving the emerging trends, the demographics of the alcohol-free beverage industry and the importance of individual choice as the social culture shifts. Click here for the latest information on Billy's book, The Empty Path, to be published in March of 2025.



    If you would like to learn more about our SHOUT Sobriety program for high functioning alcoholics seeking sobriety, or our Echoes of Recovery program for the loved ones of alcoholics, please join us for a free, no-strings-attached information and Q&A session Thursday, August 1st at 6:30pm MDT. To request the ZOOM link, please send an email to matt@SoberAndUnashamed.com.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep250 – The DD 10:1 Intimacy Solution

    Ep250 – The DD 10:1 Intimacy Solution

    To celebrate this milestone episode, Sheri and Matt go into more detail, and share preliminary research indications, about the importance of intimacy work for relationship recovery. If you are waiting for intimacy and trust to rebuild, without actively engaging in an intimacy practice, you are likely adding time to your suffering.



    If you are or were the partner of an alcoholic, please check out our Alcoholic Intimacy Survey.



    If you love or loved an alcoholic, and your recovery could benefit from connection with people who understand, please check out our Echoes of Recovery program.

    Ep249 – Busy is a Matter of Priorities

    Ep249 – Busy is a Matter of Priorities

    What could be a higher priority than your own health, safety, growth, and discovery? And yet, people often say they are too busy to work on recovery from alcoholism - both former drinkers and loved ones alike. Sheri and Matt talk about why and how they prioritize their mental and emotional health, and why "busy" is an excuse and a defeatist mindset.



    If you are or were the partner of an alcoholic, please check out our Alcoholic Intimacy Survey.



    If you love or loved an alcoholic, and your recovery could benefit from connection with people who understand, please check out our Echoes of Recovery program.

    • 54 min
    Ep248 – Change How You Feel with Lori Pannell

    Ep248 – Change How You Feel with Lori Pannell

    Lori Pannell is a leadership coach certified in Conversational Intelligence, and she is an Energy Leadership Index master practitioner. She is also a valued leader in our Echoes of Recovery program, and she joins Sheri and Matt to talk about how thoughts lead to feelings which drive our actions. Lori shares some really practical advice about managing feelings and emotions that is applicable to both alcoholics and loved ones working through recovery. For access to the Feelings Inventory, please click this link.



    If you are or were the partner of an alcoholic, please check out our Alcoholic Intimacy Survey.



    If you love or loved an alcoholic, and your recovery could benefit from connection with people who understand, please check out our Echoes of Recovery program.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep247 – Vulnerability Rewarded with Kathy and Mike

    Ep247 – Vulnerability Rewarded with Kathy and Mike

    If you are searching for hope and inspiration, please listen to the story of Kathy and Mike Mazzerina from the Defining You podcast and facebook page. By owning their story of addiction and redemption, Kathy and Mike are inspiring others to find recovery and growth. But they are doing something else, too. Through their vulnerability, and encouraging each other to keep showing up, they are rebuilding trust in their relationship at a dramatically accelerated pace.



    If you are or were the partner of an alcoholic, please check out our Alcoholic Intimacy Survey.



    If you love or loved an alcoholic, and your recovery could benefit from connection with people who understand, please check out our Echoes of Recovery program.

    • 1 hr 16 min

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Matt and Sheri are real, honest and genuine. Finding this podcast changed my life. I felt so alone and that no one understood what life was like with a high functioning alcoholic spouse. Listening to their podcast and joining Echoes validated all my feelings and helped me start to heal.

Bethany Dettmer ,

So validating!!

Ever since the first episode, I have never looked back! LOVE this podcast! The ability to share the raw details and painful moments of the past in order to help others is SO commendable! Their hearts are in the right place and having both perspectives represented is unique and highly beneficial! I joined their programs and if you haven’t you need to! This couple is the real deal and you will be challenged as well as feel heard! Thank you Sheri and Matt!

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