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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.
The best way for Dr. Paul Kalanithi to process his terminal diagnosis was to write a book about accepting death. His wife, Dr. Lucy Kalanithi promised Paul she’d see the book through publication. Since then, she has shared her story all over the world and has helped people become more comfortable talking about death, grief, and acceptance.    Listen to Dr. Lucy’s podcast, Gravity.  Read Paul’s Book, When Breath Becomes Air   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 go to lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.   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.    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Healing Trauma

Healing Trauma

2021-07-1940:11

We’re often taught that trauma is something that happens to us, but psychiatrist Dr. Alauna Curry explains that trauma is something that happens within us. Using different parts of the brain, she explains how our experiences and beliefs can lead us to experience something as traumatic, and how we can use those same systems to heal from that trauma.    Find Dr. Alauna on social media @dralauna.   Here is her Instagram story about Rush Limbaugh: https://www.dralauna.com/dearrush   To read about Languishing for our upcoming episode, go to https://nyti.ms/3B8sKgU.   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 go to lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.   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.    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Walter Thompson-Hernández speaks with formerly incarcerated young writers whose work will be read over the course of the season by creatives like John Legend, Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Karamo Brown, Jay Ellis, Keke Palmer, Julio Torres, and Jesse Williams. Vulnerable poems and honest stories play out against a tailored soundtrack with original music. From Lemonada Media and Black Bar Mitzvah. The voices of those locked up in the U.S. prison system have been all but written off, but no more. These aren’t voices you’ve missed; they’re voices that haven’t been heard. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Is It Time to Leave?

Is It Time to Leave?

2021-07-1249:11

This week Nzinga answers two listener questions about setting boundaries in long-term relationships with partners who are working through addiction. Plus, one woman wants to know how to heal from her traumatic relationship patterns, while another caller wants to break out of their pattern of shame around an old pornography addiction.    The number for the National Domestic Violence Hotline is: 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) or go to www.thehotline.org   To learn more about the CRAFT approach, check out this episode of Last Day that features Nzinga and the creator of CRAFT, Robert Meyers: https://apple.co/3qTvEkS   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 go to lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.   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.    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Not guilty for reason of insanity is a full acquittal of criminal charges. Does that mean it’s a get out of jail free card? Turns out it's much more complicated. Olachi Etoh first started hearing voices in 2009. It hit its peak five years later, when she thought she was experiencing a terrorist attack at Chicago O’Hare airport. Her reaction landed her in Cook County Jail for a year awaiting trial.    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 go to lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.   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.    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Chaos is the Drug

Chaos is the Drug

2021-06-2839:15

What happens after your question is answered on the show? One of our listeners decided to follow up to push back on part of Nzinga’s response. He and Nzinga discuss what resonated, what hurt, and end up digging into much more than either of them expected.    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 go to lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.   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.
Raised in Recovery

Raised in Recovery

2021-06-2141:44

This week Nzinga catches up with activist and Pod Save the People host DeRay Mckesson and his dad, Calvin. Last year DeRay, his sister TeRay, and Calvin were on an episode of Last Day to talk about what it was like growing up around addiction and recovery. Now, we hear about the impact that conversation had on their relationship, and the way that COVID has (or hasn’t) changed the game for both of them.    Here is the Last episode with DeRay, TeRay and Calvin: https://link.chtbl.com/LoveistheWhy   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 go to lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.   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.
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.
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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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