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Your Brain on Porn // Garret Jonsson of Fight the New Drug

Posted in - Ask a Man & Podcast on September 11th 2018 0 Fight the New Drug Garrett Jonsson podcast Wolf and Iron Mike Yarbrough

In today’s episode Mike talks with Garrett Jonsson from Fight The New Drug (FTND). They discuss the science behind porn and what it does to our subconscious mind and why it is now called “The New Drug”.

What is Fight The New Drug?

It’s a non-profit based out of Salt Lake City,Utah. Their Mission: “Fight the New Drug is a non-religious and non-legislative organization that exists to provide individuals the opportunity to make an informed decision regarding pornography by raising awareness on its harmful effects using only science, facts, and personal accounts.”
Our goal is to eliminate the shame and educate people on the facts and science based information around porn.

WHAT YOU’LL HEAR TODAY:

  • How Garrett become involved with FTND and how he is helping share the facts and spread the message (6:00)
  • Garrett’s wife’s reaction to finding out about his secret porn addiction (13:00)
  • The difference between guilt and shame (15:39)
  • How Fight The New Drug educates about the effects on the brain and our relationships. “Increased consumption of pornography proves an increase in objectification” (25:50)
  • Hear about Mike’s defining moment where his view on porn was changed forever (19:30)
  • The reason behind Fight The New Drug Mantra – Porn Kills Love (28:45)
  • The link between porn and sex trafficking (35:05)

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED TODAY:

PRIVATE NOTES

  • 00:45 – Welcome – Mike Intro
  • 01:30 – Introduction to Fight The New Drug and founder Garrett Jonsson (fightthenewdrug.org)
    Kick This New Thing Called Porn
  • 3:30 – Join our group of like minded men by visiting wolfandiron.com/thegroup
  • 3:50 – Start of Interview
  • 6:05 – What is Fight The Drug? – It’s a non-profit based out of Salt Lake City,Utah. Our mission is to: “Fight the New Drug is a non-religious and non-legislative organization that exists to provide individuals the opportunity to make an informed decision regarding pornography by raising awareness on its harmful effects using only science, facts, and personal accounts.”
  • Our goal is to eliminate the shame and educate people on the facts and science based information.
  • Garrett’s role: Garrett presents to school system around the world
  • 8:23 Garrett: “Your challenges in life will become your strengths”
  • 13:36: Garrett’s wife’s reaction to finding out about his hidden porn addiction.
  • 15:39: The difference between guilt and shame
  • Mike’s definition: “Guilt is recognizing that you did a thing that was bad. Shame is recognizing that you are the kind of person that would do said thing.”
    Garrett’s definition “Guilt says “I did something bad”, shame says “ I am bad””
  • 19:30: Hear about Mike’s defining moment where his view on porn was changed forever
  • 23:30: What were to happen if you were to die in the middle of watching porn?
  • 24:30: Resource for helping you to quit porn (joinfortify.com)
  • 25:50: How Fight The New Drug educates about the effects on the brain and our relationships. “Increased consumption of pornography proves an increase in objectification”
  • 28:45: FTND Mantra – Porn Kills Love
  • 32:14: Explanation of the reward center of our brain
  • 35:05: The link between porn and sex trafficking

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