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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.

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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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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Episodes

Listen to This: Believe Her

10/21/2021
Believe Her is true crime, upside down. In September 2017, young mom Nikki Addimando shot and killed her partner, Chris Grover. She was sentenced to nineteen years to life in prison for murder. Through rare access to police audio, a month-long trial, conversations with Nikki, and original reporting, journalist Justine van der Leun lays out the killing, the evidence, and the aftermath. As this six-part series unfolds, listeners will put together different pieces of a disturbing puzzle. One...

Duration:00:51:58

Listen to This: New Day

9/15/2021
Every week on New Day, we’ll find one new way to make life a little better. So many of us are suffering in silence. Maybe you're successful but miserable at work. Perhaps you have the perfect family on Instagram, but you're at each other's throats IRL. Maybe you can’t even put your finger on what feels weird - but you know you deserve more. Whatever it is, you’re not alone. On New Day, therapist, author, and grief expert, Claire Bidwell Smith shares easy actions you can try to keep moving...

Duration:00:21:35

Dr. Nzinga Revisits Last Day S1, Ep 6: The Magic Formula

8/30/2021
Opioids are killing more people than ever. In 2020, overdose deaths in the U.S. spiked nearly 30% to a record high -- the sharpest annual increase in 30 years. Fentanyl sold on the street and the ongoing toll of the pandemic are the primary drivers. With so many of us affected, there’s a dire need for solutions. That’s why we’re re-releasing episodes 2-12 from season one with new updates from previous guests and fans of the show. Last Day Revisited: The Opioid Crisis is a binge listen that...

Duration:00:55:47

It’s Been 7 Weeks Since Her Overdose

8/23/2021
Beth’s daughter Brittany was 14 months sober when she turned 29 and was kicked off her insurance, ending her stint at the one treatment program that addressed both her addiction and her mental health. On June 25th she overdosed and died. For our season finale, we talk to Beth about Brittney’s legacy, how the system failed her, and what we can do to try and prevent it from happening to someone else. Where to go to help: You can take action in honor of Brittany. Go to...

Duration:00:50:54

From Delta Fear to Vaccine Rage - Your COVID Mental Health Questions Answered

8/16/2021
This was supposed to be an episode about languishing –– a mental health term that came into the spotlight in COVID that means feelings of emptiness, stagnation, or the absence of happiness. But our expert on languishing canceled, due to their own physical and mental health issues. So we thought this was a great opportunity to answer all of the questions we’ve received about mental health in COVID. Where to go for help Lasting Marriage app: https://getlasting.com/ Empathy episode with Dr....

Duration:00:45:10

I Haven’t Relapsed…Yet

8/9/2021
It’s easy to recognize when the people close to us are going through a hard time, but recognizing that in ourselves is a different story. In our final AMA of Season 2, Nzinga answers questions from two listeners who aren’t sure how to help their siblings, and another listener who is worried about how his depression could derail his recovery. It turns out - relapse is not a single event. It’s a process. Nzinga breaks down how to identify the warning signs. Where to go for help To find the...

Duration:00:40:37

Listen to This: Good Grief

8/3/2021
It’s a fact: death is inevitable, and so is grief. It can stop us in our tracks, regardless of the amount of time that's passed. Good Grief is a six-part, sixty-minute binge of true, short stories that immerse us in the grieving process, find healthy (and avoid unhealthy) ways to cope, and even share a few laughs. Comfort, community, and catharsis guide this audio portrait of love and loss. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:55

When Online Attacks Get Personal

8/2/2021
After criticisms on Twitter turned into a mob of personal attacks, Amanda Jetté Knox sunk into one of the deepest spirals of her life. She checked herself into the hospital for suicidal thinking. But it wasn’t the first time that she’d hit a low point, and she knows now that it won’t be the last. This week she shares how she’s walking the long road of depression and trauma recovery. Read more from Amanda here: https://www.amandajetteknox.com/ Here is a link to The Crappy Childhood Fairy:...

Duration:00:43:07

Accepting a Terminal Diagnosis

7/26/2021
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...

Duration:00:37:20

Healing Trauma

7/19/2021
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...

Duration:00:40:18

Listen to This: Written Off

7/14/2021
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....

Duration:00:15:11

Is It Time to Leave?

7/12/2021
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...

Duration:00:49:57

Not Guilty for Reason of Insanity

7/5/2021
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....

Duration:00:49:57

Chaos is the Drug

6/28/2021
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...

Duration:00:39:40

Raised in Recovery

6/21/2021
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...

Duration:00:39:20

Introducing In the Bubble: Our Shot

6/16/2021
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...

Duration:00:22:16

Can You Be Addicted to Relationships or Fortnite?

6/14/2021
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...

Duration:00:40:59

The Truth About Sex Addiction

6/7/2021
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....

Duration:00:37:14

The Real Risk Factor for Addiction

5/31/2021
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...

Duration:00:37:15

Ask Me Anything Is Back!

5/24/2021
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...

Duration:00:36:50