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. 

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Compulsive Masturbation
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Oh, yes, we are going there! A listener left a voicemail about masturbating so frequently that it began to disrupt her academics, her social life, and her relationships. In this episode, Nzinga dives into the stigma and shame around masturbation, what drives sexual compulsions, and how to best support those who find themselves in a similar situation.  Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners. This episode also contains details of sexual assault and rape.  Want to follow Dr. Harrrison? Of course you do! Find her on Twitter, IG, and FB @naharrisonmd 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/patreon. Check out a couple of our favorite podcasts below PLUS a discount for some very nice skincare products: Into America from NBC is a great podcast about politics, policies, and their power over people. Listen here: https://apple.co/2XkCTDY Back from Broken is another podcast about recovery--the highest highs, the lowest lows, and what it takes to make a comeback. Check it out here: https://apple.co/2ANmO21 Nzinga mentioned trauma therapy in the episode. Here are some to check out: Somatic Experiencing from Peter Levine Sensory Motor from Pat Ogden Compassion Inquiry from Dr. Gabor Maté EMDR Therapy 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. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.
May 25, 2020
Pregnant and Afraid
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Cindy is a mother of three who was using opioids during each of her pregnancies. She knew it wasn’t healthy for the babies, but she didn’t know how to safely stop. Fearing the doctors would notify authorities, Cindy was afraid to ask for help. Then one day, she made a call to a hotline. This led her to a doctor who gave her the support she needed, and now Cindy is in recovery and wants to share her story. Nzinga goes over some of the options available to pregnant women who are using and gives Cindy a call to check-in. She also shares a bit about how the pandemic has impacted recovery options--both the good and the bad. If you want to follow along with a transcript, you can find one shortly after the air date at http://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-recovery/ Here are some other things you should definitely check out: This week from MSNBC’s podcast Into America, we hear about the ways the government has failed to track coronavirus in nursing homes that house vulnerable populations. Investigative reporter Susie Kim has tracked the numbers herself, and she breaks them down for us. Support In Recovery. Get bonus content, discounts on swag, and more for as little as $5 a month! Go to http://www.lemonadamedia.com/inrecovery and become a member.  Here are some resources Nzinga mentioned in this week’s episode: Dona International is an international group of doula’s. On their website, you can search by zip code to see if there is a doula in your area.  
May 18, 2020
Official Trailer: In Recovery with Dr. Nzinga Harrison
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Coming May 18th from the creators of the Last Day podcast, In Recovery will fill the much-needed gap for individuals and their loved ones seeking immediate and long-term support with addiction. Hosted by physician and addiction medicine specialist Dr. Nzinga Harrison, this weekly series will field questions in a radio-style, call-in format from real people struggling with every form of addiction, from drugs and alcohol to work and gambling. In Recovery is also for healthcare providers and anyone committed to a more values-based, comprehensive and compassionate approach to recovery and mental health in America and abroad.
Apr 29, 2020
Official Trailer: In Recovery
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From the makers of Last Day, In Recovery will provide weekly resources for individuals in addiction recovery as well as their broader friends and family networks, health care providers and anyone committed to a more compassionate recovery system worldwide. More to come this Spring.
Jan 27, 2020