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Unfiltered Recovery

Unfiltered Recovery

By Vertava Health
Welcome to Vertava Health's Unfiltered Recovery Podcast, hosted by Michael Maassel, where we dive into the world of recovery. There is no one way to live out your best future. It is unfiltered. It is expansive. This is your invitation to take away the filter so we can push your limits of exploration for recovery. We will offer tips, tricks, tools, thought provoking questions, and motivation to live out your best future - unfiltered!

If you or a loved one need help with Substance Use Disorder, contact our admissions specialists - available 24/7/365 - at 1-877-404-2143.
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Season 1 Finale - featuring Michael Maassel
And just like that... Season 1 comes to a close. Stay tuned for what's to come! If you or a loved one needs help with a Substance Use Disorder, contact Vertava Health admissions specialists 24/7 /365 days at 1-877-404-2143.
05:38
September 07, 2022
Answering Questions - featuring LB Burkhalter
Michael is joined by Laura Beth Burkhalter for this week’s podcast! LB shares how her experience of opening up about being in sobriety changed the way her company viewed people in recovery. It’s powerful. It’s moving. It will make you think. If you or a loved one needs help with a Substance Use Disorder, contact Vertava Health admissions specialists 24/7 /365 days at 1-877-404-2143.
21:14
August 31, 2022
Be Brave - featuring Michelle Ritucci
This week Michael is joined by Vertava Health Massachusetts Alumni Experience Coordinator, Michelle Ritucci. Michelle talks about the importance of not hiding being in recovery. Michelle understands the impact it has on others to make a life-changing decision when she chooses to be brave. If you or a loved one needs help with a Substance Use Disorder, contact Vertava Health admissions specialists 24/7 /365 days at 1-877-404-2143.
16:32
August 24, 2022
Rewarded with Responsibility - featuring Michael Maassel
Michael is back at it again solo! The responsibility falls on both parties – the person in recovery and society. Fear is a massive driver behind why some people don’t feel safe talking about their recovery and why society still judges people in recovery. These stories involve a call to action. Will you take the action necessary to decrease fear and increase acceptance? 
13:45
August 17, 2022
Open Up - featuring Wendy Srour
Michael is joined by Wendy Srour, Alumni Experience Coordinator at Vertava Health - Mississippi, for this week’s podcast! Fueled by the people in her life – Wendy has never hidden. Wendy shares how she was able to move from feelings of embarrassment to feelings of empowerment by being in sobriety. If you or a loved one needs help with a Substance Use Disorder, contact Vertava Health admissions specialists 24/7 /365 days at 1-877-404-2143.
20:20
August 10, 2022
Out of Office - featuring John Wagner
Michael is joined by John Wagner, Chief Operating Officer at Vertava Health, for this week’s podcast! John & Michael discuss some of the injustices of recovery in the workplace. Curious about what the elements of a supported recovery workplace are? Tune In! If you or a loved one needs help with a Substance Use Disorder, contact Vertava Health admissions specialists 24/7 /365 days at 1-877-404-2143.
19:14
August 03, 2022
Recovery Belongs to Everyone - featuring Michael Maassel
Michael Maassel is the Director of Alumni and Recovery Support Services for Vertava Health. In this week’s solo episode, Michael gets real. We discuss this month’s theme, We Are All In Recovery From Something, and talk through how to find your inner strength in this journey. If you or a loved one needs help with a Substance Use Disorder, contact Vertava Health admissions specialists 24/7 /365 days at 1-877-404-2143.
12:46
July 27, 2022
Learning to Mountain Climb - featuring Kevin Zundl
Michael is joined by Kevin Zundl, Owner of Psynchronous Communications. They talk through the different personal experiences connected with recovery and what we need to do to have that self-growth. Kevin describes the different perspectives he had to look at to believe in the possibilities of happiness and what recovery means for him.
19:23
July 20, 2022
Peeling Back the Layers - featuring Megan Hauschulz
Michael is joined by Megan Hauschulz, an outpatient substance use counselor and certified addiction specialist for The Harmony Foundation. They talk through addiction and how recovery from anything is a part of the human experience. We’re all in recovery for something. Whether it's drugs, food, alcohol, or shopping – recovery is about not wanting to be a certain way any longer. If you or a loved one needs help with a Substance Use Disorder, contact Vertava Health admissions specialists 24/7 /365 days at 1-877-404-2143.
20:20
July 12, 2022
The Anatomy of Recovery - featuring Matt Morgan
Michael is joined by CEO & President of Vertava Health, Matt Morgan, to discuss what “recovery” really is. They dive into this month’s new theme and hit on some of the realizations behind the true meaning of recovery! Matt shares some of the traumas in his life and how those events molded who he is today. If you or a loved one needs help with a Substance Use Disorder, contact Vertava Health admissions specialists 24/7 /365 days at 1-877-404-2143.
21:47
July 06, 2022
Humility through Humiliation - featuring Brian Tierney
This week, Michael is joined by Brian Tierney from Red Rock Recovery Center in Colorado. We talk about getting comfortable in the unknown. During this teachable time, the unknown becomes less scary and more exciting thinking of your future to come. If you or a loved one needs help with a Substance Use Disorder, contact Vertava Health admissions specialists 24/7 /365 days at 1-877-404-2143.
26:38
June 29, 2022
Rock Bottom - featuring Stacy Dodd
This week, Michael is joined by Regional Community Ambassador at Vertava Health, Stacy Dodd. Stacy has been in recovery for 20 years and discusses how spirituality has given him a strong sense of purpose in his recovery journey. We talk through his incredible story, where he credits finding spirituality in dark times as the beginning of his rise above addiction. If you or a loved one needs help with a Substance Use Disorder, contact Vertava Health admissions specialists 24/7 /365 days at 1-877-404-2143.
16:16
June 22, 2022
Don't Overcomplicate It - featuring Ben Dickey
This week, Michael is joined by Ben Dickey, who recently celebrated 13 years in recovery himself. Ben speaks on the steps he took to separate his spirituality from the faith he thought he knew. These steps ended up being the very thing that started his journey to finding true joy in recovery. This episode contains mentions of sexual assault. Please take care while listening.  If you or a loved one needs help with a substance use disorder, contact Vertava Health admissions specialists 24/7/365 days at 1-877-404-2143.
22:55
June 15, 2022
There’s No Blueprint - featuring Shannon Wright
This week, Michael is joined by Lead Therapist at Vertava Health, Shannon Wright, to discuss spirituality and how the perfect blueprint doesn’t exist. We talk about the power behind having a spiritual choice and what it means in your recovery path. If you or a loved one needs help with a Substance Use Disorder, contact Vertava Health admissions specialists 24/7/365 days at 1-877-404-2143.
18:52
June 08, 2022
No Right or Wrong Way - featuring Matt Morgan
This week, CEO & President of Vertava Health, Matt Morgan, is back to discuss spirituality and the process of finding out what it can mean to you. There is no right or wrong way to add spirituality into your life.  Matt & Michael debunk the many myths around being spiritual and talk through how being spiritual is individualized for every person. And, Matt even sings - you don't want to miss it! If you or a loved one needs help with a Substance Use Disorder, contact Vertava Health admissions specialists 24/7/365 days at 1-877-404-2143
20:28
June 01, 2022
Magic in Action - featuring Stacey Sharkey
This week, Michael is joined by Senior Director of Admissions at Vertava Health, Stacey Sharkey, to discuss the behind the scenes of getting admitted into a treatment center. Stacey talks through some of the questions you should be asking to ensure you feel you’re making the right choice to ask for help. These initial discussions could be the indicator for you or a loved one to start the journey of living out your best future. If you or a loved one needs help with a Substance Use Disorder, contact Vertava Health admissions specialists 24/7/365 days at 1-877-404-2143.
22:35
May 25, 2022
Life is Personal - featuring Matt Morgan
This week, Michael is joined by CEO & President of Vertava Health, Matt Morgan,  to discuss the “Why?” behind Unfiltered Recovery. They discuss how doubt can knock you off path and the importance of authenticity during every phase of your life journey. When life stays unfiltered, the door stays open to learning and growing. If you or a loved one need help with Substance Use Disorder, contact our admissions specialists - available 24/7/365 -  at 1.877.404.2143 or visit us at www.vertavahealth.com
16:38
May 18, 2022
Your Invitation to Unfiltered Recovery
Vertava Health welcomes you to Unfiltered Recovery! There is no one filtered way to live out your best future.  This is your invitation to take away the filter so we can push your limits of exploration for recovery. Join our host, Michael Maassel, as she dives into the world of Unfiltered Recovery! If you or a loved one need help with Substance Use Disorder, contact our admissions specialists - available 24/7/365 -  at 1.877.404.2143.
06:33
May 10, 2022