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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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    • 4.5, 383 Ratings

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. 

    Can’t Stop Eating

    Can’t Stop Eating

    Stress and anxiety are at an all-time high, and for many of us, nothing is more soothing than a warm chocolate chip cookie or a fresh loaf of sourdough bread. But why is that? What’s really at the root of food obsession, food addiction, disordered eating and the intense food cravings we all have? Today, Nzinga answers questions about our complicated relationships with food, especially during a pandemic.
     
    Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners. 
    Want to follow Dr. Harrrison? Of course you do! Find her on Twitter, IG, and FB @naharrisonmd

    Did you know 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.

    We have two great ways to help ease stress during this strange time.

    The Love is Louder Action Center from The Jed Foundation has great resources like breathing exercises, journaling workshops, and a calendar for online concerts/events. Plus, if you go to www.loveislouder.org/recovery, you’ll get tips and trick recaps from the show.

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    We also have a podcast we want to share with you called America Interrupted about how coronavirus is changing the way we live. 

    Here are some resources from this week’s episode:

    The Lighter Side of Weight Loss - With Jay: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1768664906689355/ 

    Body Image Resilience Course: https://beautyredefined.org/resources/8-week-body-image-resilience-program/



    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. 

    • 45 min
    Compulsive Masturbation

    Compulsive Masturbation

    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.

    • 39 min
    Pregnant and Afraid

    Pregnant and Afraid

    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.  

    • 43 min
    Official Trailer: In Recovery with Dr. Nzinga Harrison

    Official Trailer: In Recovery with Dr. Nzinga Harrison

    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.

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
383 Ratings

383 Ratings

ZFP_1808 ,

Engaging and Important!

I love the rapport between Nzinga and Claire! So far the episode topics have been surprising and consistently thought provoking. The food episode was especially eye opening. Great range of topics and perspectives.

CA LCPC ,

LCPC here

I’m a licensed clinical professional counselor specializing in addictions and I have learned SO much from this podcast. Dr. Harrison is able to explain addiction and its process in the body and brain in such a way that me, not a layperson but not a medical expert, can explain it better to my clients. I’m sending episodes to so many people. Love it!

talljefe ,

A vital resource

The humor, care, compassion, and inclusiveness are true gift and resource to those in recovery, thinking about it, or adjacent to addiction and addiction issues. It’s so dang good.

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