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In Recovery

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If you have a heart attack, you go to the hospital. Kid is sick? Call the pediatrician. So why do the rules change when it comes to addiction? When you or a loved one needs immediate help, it’s hard to know where to go or what to do. Start here. Join Dr. Nzinga Harrison, a physician board-certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine, who believes in a comprehensive, compassionate approach to treating addiction. Whether it’s heroin, pain pills, alcohol, meth, food, sex, or anything under the sun--it’s time to shift our thinking away from 28 days and onto recovery for life. From the creators of Last Day, this is your weekly go-to for any and all questions about addiction, treatment, mental health, recovery, and everything in between. In Recovery returns for Season 2 in April, with some special episodes between now and then.
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In Recovery Season 2 premieres on 4/26! Let’s face it, 2020 was rough for everyone. Suddenly, we're all in a state of mental recovery. So, join Dr. Nzinga Harrison as we all reckon with the trauma of the last year and the work ahead of us as we build a better “new normal.” We have an impactful lineup of guests including Georgia Hardstark, David Smith from Lemonada Media’s The Cost of Care, DeRay Mckesson, Representative Lesile Herod and more. They bravely share their experiences with addiction, generational trauma and celebrating progress. Our team will be taking questions throughout the course of the season, so leave us a voicemail at 833-4-LEMONADA with your questions around all things mental health! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
During our second AMA episode, a listener called in concerned about her ten-year-old brother, Oliver, because he couldn’t stop talking about drugs. Well, we heard from Oliver after he listened to the episode, and we loved his response so much that we called him up. Take a listen to this short and sweet bonus ep.   Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners.    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: Sponsor Links   Have an addiction-related question? We want to hear from you! Call 833-4-LEMONADA (833-453-6662) or submit your question through this form:  bit.ly/inrecoveryquestions   Did you know that this show is supported by listeners like you? You can become a member, get exclusive bonus content, and discounted merch at www.lemonadamedia.com/membership.   To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-recovery shortly after the air date.   Want to follow Dr. Harrison? Of course you do! Find her on Twitter, IG, and FB @naharrisonmd   Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Andy Slavitt, President Biden’s Senior Advisor on COVID-19, is back from the White House to his chair on the award-winning In the Bubble podcast. Just as he took us through the pandemic, this 10-week series called Our Shot is about leading us out. It’s an insider’s guide for getting closure on what happened, how we emerge, and what must come next. Andy is joined each week by Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick, who takes you places we couldn't go during the pandemic. Special guests include leaders we rarely get to see drop their guard the way they do on this podcast. Andy gives listeners information and inspiration from his bubble every Monday and Wednesday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this round of listener questions, one friend asks about serial monogamy and the pattern she sees in her female friends of hanging on to relationships. A brother wants to know what he can tell his sister about her curtailing her son's Fortnite tantrums. Plus, one woman who doesn't understand why her son would be given Suboxone.    Resources mentioned in the episode: Verywellmind CAGE AID - Eleanor Health www.gamequitters.com https://www.treatmentatlas.org/ www.wethevillage.co   Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners.    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: Sponsor Links   Have an addiction-related question? We want to hear from you! Call 833-4-LEMONADA (833-453-6662) or submit your question through this form:  bit.ly/inrecoveryquestions   To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-recovery shortly after the air date.   Follow Dr. Harrison on Twitter, IG, and FB @naharrisonmd   Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Often when we hear about sex addiction, it’s used to excuse or justify bad behavior. In the last couple of years we can look to stories like Jeffery Toobin, Harvey Weinstein, and the Atlanta shooter Robert Long as examples of this. So how can we recognize and support people living with sex addiction and the stigma that comes with it? Nzinga talks to psychologist, sex expert and host of Sexology Podcast Dr. Nazanin Moali, to define sex addiction and pathways to recovery. Plus, Nzinga and Dr. Moali answer a listener question.    Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners.    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: Sponsor Links   Have an addiction-related question? We want to hear from you! Call 833-4-LEMONADA (833-453-6662) or submit your question through this form:  bit.ly/inrecoveryquestions   To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-recovery shortly after the air date.   Follow Dr. Harrrison on Twitter, IG, and FB @naharrisonmd   Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
During a small retreat, six people in recovery discovered the way their childhood trauma played a part in the addictions they had. The retreat and the histories of each of the participants were part of the documentary Uprooting Addiction. This week, Nzinga sits down with two of the creators of the film, social worker and addiction specialist Hope Payson, and filmmaker Tory Jadow. The three talk about the way childhood trauma is often overlooked as a risk for addiction, and the ways those who’ve experienced trauma can survive and eventually thrive.    Head here to learn more about the film and to watch it.    If you want to take an ACES test, head to https://americanspcc.org/take-the-aces-quiz/   Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners.    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: Sponsor Links   Have an addiction-related question? We want to hear from you! Call 833-4-LEMONADA (833-453-6662) or submit your question through this form:  bit.ly/inrecoveryquestions   To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-recovery shortly after the air date.   Follow Dr. Harrrison on Twitter, IG, and FB @naharrisonmd   Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
One woman’s family seems to be addicted to chaos, but she’s not sure if that counts as an addiction. Plus, a man is curious about the similarities between adderall and meth, in the hopes of understanding his own jump from one to the other. And another woman cannot stop obsessively checking her ex’s social media accounts. Nzinga answers all of these questions and more in our first Ask Me Anything of Season 2. Resources from the episode:  National Association for Shoplifting Prevention Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners.  Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: Sponsor Links Have an addiction-related question? We want to hear from you! Call 833-4-LEMONADA (833-453-6662) or submit your question through this form:  bit.ly/inrecoveryquestions To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-recovery shortly after the air date. Follow Dr. Harrrison on Twitter, IG, and FB @naharrisonmd Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What started out as chronic pain for David Smith’s father, ended in a fatal opioid overdose. In the years that followed, David lost a brother and sister to opioids. Like so many families, David feels like the healthcare system failed his family. He tells Nzinga how he feared he would become his Dad one day. The two talk about intergenerational trauma, David’s fatherhood journey, and how we can redefine healthcare to actually prevent sickness instead of waiting to treat it.   Listen to the Cost of Care here: https://apple.co/3nWVPFY   Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners.    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: Sponsor Links   Have an addiction-related question? We want to hear from you! Call 833-4-LEMONADA (833-453-6662) or submit your question through this form:  bit.ly/inrecoveryquestions   To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-recovery shortly after the air date.   Want to follow Dr. Harrrison? Of course you do! Find her on Twitter, IG, and FB @naharrisonmd   Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Representative Leslie Herod knows what it's like to have a family member struggle with addiction and incarceration. But she also knows that this is more a failure of a greater system than a failure of a sibling, and that’s informed the policy and programs she’s spearheaded around mental health, substance misuse, and the criminal justice system. Nzinga and Representative Herod talk about how current systems of policing and treating substance misuse not only bypass treating mental health, but often make it worse. Luckily, Representative Herod has a program in Denver, Colorado that has actually worked.   Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners.    Learn more about the STAR program here.   Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: Sponsor Links   Have an addiction-related question? We want to hear from you! Call 833-4-LEMONADA (833-453-6662) or submit your question through this form:  bit.ly/inrecoveryquestions   To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-recovery shortly after the air date.   Want to follow Dr. Harrrison? Of course you do! Find her on Twitter, IG, and FB @naharrisonmd   Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Over the last 14 months, everyone in this country has experienced some type of loss. But as a nation, we’re not always great at talking about our grief. So this week, Nzinga talks to grief counselor Claire Bidwell Smith about how there is no “right” way to grieve and the first steps we can all take to start to reckon with our losses from 2020.    Check out Claire’s books and additional writing on her website: https://clairebidwellsmith.com/ and follow her on social media at @clairebidwell   Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners.    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: Sponsor Links   Have an addiction-related question? We want to hear from you! Call 833-4-LEMONADA (833-453-6662) or submit your question through this form:  bit.ly/inrecoveryquestions   To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-recovery shortly after the air date.   Want to follow Dr. Harrrison? Of course you do! Find her on Twitter, IG, and FB @naharrisonmd   Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Georgia Hardstark quit meth on her own when she was 14 years old. Today, she thinks about this youthful willpower in her moments of self doubt, which she still has despite her huge success as one of the hosts of the hit comedy-true crime podcast My Favorite Murder. Georgia talks to Nzinga about the childhood factors that lead her to meth, her early recovery journey, and what she’s noticed since she started a new path of recovery -- quitting drinking one month ago.    Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners.    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: Sponsor Links   Have an addiction-related question? We want to hear from you! Call 833-4-LEMONADA (833-453-6662) or submit your question through this form:  bit.ly/inrecoveryquestions   To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-recovery shortly after the air date.   Want to follow Dr. Harrrison? Of course you do! Find her on Twitter, IG, and FB @naharrisonmd   Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The intersection between addiction and the holidays can be challenging. Even more so when you add a global pandemic into the mix. So Nzinga is ending Season 1 of In Recovery by answering listener questions. We hear from a woman who is worried about the toxic environment that will come with her wife’s return from rehab, even if her drinking won’t. Another listener asks about how to cope with so much loss and grief in isolation, and a third wants to know how to handle the guilt trip she gets when she tries to set boundaries. Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners.  Have an addiction-related question? We want to hear from you! Call 833-4-LEMONADA (833-453-6662) or submit your question through this form:  bit.ly/inrecoveryquestions Did you know that this show is supported by listeners like you? You can become a member, get exclusive bonus content, and discounted merch at www.lemonadamedia.com/membership. To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-recovery shortly after the air date. Want to follow Dr. Harrrison? Of course you do! Find her on Twitter, IG, and FB @naharrisonmd Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Am I Overreacting?

Am I Overreacting?

2020-12-0738:03

Alicia called in about her husband's gambling and asked one of the more common questions about uncommon addictions –– is he in denial or am I overreacting? When it comes to the more subtle or nuanced addictions, it can be easy to second guess our concern or convince someone they are overreacting. Which is exactly what happened for Alicia. So, Nzinga helps her answer this question and gives her tools to talk to her husband about gambling.  Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners.  Have an addiction-related question? We want to hear from you! Call 833-4-LEMONADA (833-453-6662) or submit your question through this form:  bit.ly/inrecoveryquestions Did you know that this show is supported by listeners like you? You can become a member, get exclusive bonus content, and discounted merch at www.lemonadamedia.com/membership. Other resources mentioned in the show:  https://www.mdcalc.com/cage-questions-alcohol-use To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-recovery shortly after the air date. Want to follow Dr. Harrrison? Of course you do! Find her on Twitter, IG, and FB @naharrisonmd Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Beauty in the Grit

Beauty in the Grit

2020-11-3039:24

Air proudly identifies as a Black woman in long term recovery. Today, that’s a source of strength, but that wasn’t always the case -- she says she felt uncomfortable in her skin since the day she was born. In an intimate and vulnerable conservation with Nzinga, Air shares how she’s learned to take the moments of discomfort and uncertainty and use them to connect with herself, her community, and her identity. It is in these harder moments that Air finds the most beauty and pride in her life. Have an addiction-related question? We want to hear from you! Call 833-4-LEMONADA (833-453-6662) or submit your question through this form:  bit.ly/inrecoveryquestions Listen to Air’s podcast, Beauty in the Grit. Did you know that this show is supported by listeners like you? You can become a member, get exclusive bonus content, and discounted merch at www.lemonadamedia.com/membership. To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-recovery shortly after the air date. Want to follow Dr. Harrrison? Of course you do! Find her on Twitter, IG, and FB @naharrisonmd Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As we get ready to gather, in person or virtually, for one of our country’s more complicated holidays, we return to an episode about racism in the United States. Nzinga takes the opportunity to talk about how racism biologically and psychologically impacts our black and brown communities. Yes, this kind of chronic trauma leads to increased substance use disorders. But even more so, this episode explores how racism itself is the addiction of America.  Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners.  Have an addiction-related question? We want to hear from you! Call 833-4-LEMONADA (833-453-6662) or submit your question through this form:  bit.ly/inrecoveryquestions Did you know that this show is supported by listeners like you? You can become a member, get exclusive bonus content, and discounted merch at www.lemonadamedia.com/membership. Here are some resources for folks who want to learn more, donate, and take action. Anti-Racism Resources. This has podcasts, books, articles, and movies. 75 Things White People Can Do Our friends at PBS have a podcast, America Interrupted, about how coronavirus is changing the way we live, and how that impacts our communities of color. “What Does It Mean To Be Anti-Racist?” From the Racial Healing Handbook To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-recovery shortly after the air date. Want to follow Dr. Harrrison? Of course you do! Find her on Twitter, IG, and FB @naharrisonmd Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Let's Talk About Meth

Let's Talk About Meth

2020-11-1637:58

Overdose deaths from methamphetamine use have been surging in the US, not unlike opioids. But meth isn’t talked about as much. In this episode, Nzinga brings on Eleanor Health Clinic Manager Jack Register to talk about why meth has been prominent in certain communities and why there is less publicity over the rise in numbers. Plus, Nzinga lays the groundwork on how meth impacts our brains, behaviors, and bodies.  Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners.  Have an addiction-related question? We want to hear from you! Call 833-4-LEMONADA (833-453-6662) or submit your question through this form:  bit.ly/inrecoveryquestions Did you know that this show is supported by listeners like you? You can become a member, get exclusive bonus content, and discounted merch at www.lemonadamedia.com/membership. To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-recovery shortly after the air date. Want to follow Dr. Harrrison? Of course you do! Find her on Twitter, IG, and FB @naharrisonmd Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ask Me Anything #2

Ask Me Anything #2

2020-11-0936:18

Lately, it seems like we are looking for answers everywhere about everything. Luckily, Nzinga is here to answer more listener questions about all things addiction. One man wants to know how he and his partner can find healthier coping mechanisms, especially in the wake of election stress. Another woman asks how she can use her own addiction experience as a cautionary tale for her 11-year-old brother who’s fascinated with drugs. And, a pharmacist is looking for resources she can provide for clients who may be facing addiction. Nzinga answers these questions, and a range of others, in the second “Ask Me Anything” episode. Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners.  Have an addiction-related question? We want to hear from you! Call 833-4-LEMONADA (833-453-6662) or submit your question through this form:  bit.ly/inrecoveryquestions Did you know that this show is supported by listeners like you? You can become a member, get exclusive bonus content, and discounted merch at www.lemonadamedia.com/membership. Other resources mentioned in the show:  www.thehotline.org or call 800-799-7233  Alcohol Use Disorder Diagnostic Criteria PAWS: Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome www.wethevillage.co https://www.eleanorhealth.com/ To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-recovery shortly after the air date. Want to follow Dr. Harrrison? Of course you do! Find her on Twitter, IG, and FB @naharrisonmd Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Everybody Vapes

Everybody Vapes

2020-11-0239:39

When Sergio started vaping, it didn’t seem like a big deal. After all, he was surrounded by people vaping and drinking at school. But lately, this casual habit feels a lot like an addiction, and he’s not sure how to stop. This week, Sergio and Nzinga talk about what makes vaping so addictive, what to do when you feel like a party pooper, and how to stop spending the equivalent of 6 Chipotle Burrito Bowls a week on cartridges.  Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners.  Have an addiction-related question? We want to hear from you! Call 833-4-LEMONADA (833-453-6662) or submit your question through this form:  bit.ly/inrecoveryquestions Did you know that this show is supported by listeners like you? You can become a member, get exclusive bonus content, and discounted merch at www.lemonadamedia.com/membership. To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-recovery shortly after the air date. Want to follow Dr. Harrrison? Of course you do! Find her on Twitter, IG, and FB @naharrisonmd Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nzinga often talks about how we’re all addicted to something. For Nora McInerny, host of the podcast, Terrible Thanks For Asking, it’s reading the negative things strangers say about her online. Whether it’s the comments section, Amazon reviews, or the depths of Reddit, Nora seeks it out. So Nzinga and Nora talk about the root cause, the benefits, and how Nora can find what she’s looking for elsewhere. Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners.    For great term life insurance, check out havenlife.com Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is 0K71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527. For 20% off CryoFreeze CBD Pain Relief Roll-On or other OMAX Health products, go to Omaxhealth.com and enter code INRECOVERY.  Get all inclusive virtual membership to the Jane Club a www.janeclub.com and enter code INSIDER JANE FF Listen to Nzinga on Nora’s podcast! Have an addiction-related question? We want to hear from you! Call 833-4-LEMONADA (833-453-6662) or submit your question through this form:  bit.ly/inrecoveryquestions Did you know that this show is supported by listeners like you? You can become a member, get exclusive bonus content, and discounted merch at www.lemonadamedia.com/membership. To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-recovery shortly after the air date. Want to follow Dr. Harrrison? Of course you do! Find her on Twitter, IG, and FB @naharrisonmd See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We open Season 2 of Last Day with a tale of two Kevins. One is Sergeant Kevin Briggs, also known as the guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge. The other is Kevin Berthia, an Oakland native who drove to that bridge on March 11, 2005 with the intent of ending his life. This week, we tell the larger story behind a moment of intervention—what led up to it and what happened in the 15 years since. We’re also joined by Courtney Knowles, our advisor at the Jed Foundation (a nonprofit devoted to emotional health and suicide prevention), who’s here to poke holes in our narrative.   If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally or feeling hopeless, it’s important to talk to someone about it now. Contact one of the resources below for a free, confidential conversation with a trained counselor anytime.  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Crisis Text line: Text “Connect” to 741-741 The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386   Season 2 of Last Day is created in partnership with The Jed Foundation. Transitioning into adulthood can bring big changes and intense challenges. The Jed Foundation (JED) empowers teens and young adults with the skills and support to grow into healthy, thriving adults. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Christopher Smith

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Aug 8th
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Christopher Smith

An awesome podcast by an excellent physician Congrats Fam! #InRecovery

May 23rd
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