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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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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.

    From Bad to Worse: COVID’s Toll on a Top Child Care Center

    From Bad to Worse: COVID’s Toll on a Top Child Care Center

    We are excited to share another Lemonada Media show you will love. It's called No One Is Coming to Save Us and it tackles the American child care crisis. No One Is Coming to Save Us has new episodes out every Thursday.

    Gloria is back and ready to tackle America’s child care crisis head-on. To kick off season 2, she calls up Lauren Cook, CEO of Ellis Early Learning in Boston. We met Lauren back in season 1, where she walked us through the nitty-gritty of how much it costs to operate a child care center. This time around, Lauren tears up as she talks about how nationwide labor shortages are reverberating through the child care system, what she has to do to keep the lights on at Ellis, and how the ongoing pandemic has made a bad situation continue to get worse.

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    • 39 min
    Listen to This: After 1954

    Listen to This: After 1954

    The team at In Recovery wanted to share with you a preview of another Lemonada Media series that they know you’ll want to tune in for. The 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Board of Education paved the way for racial integration in public schools. But there's an unspoken consequence of this historic moment. Estimates show 38 thousand Black teachers were fired throughout the integration. This means, the number of Black educators in our public schools dramatically decreased during this time. And that number has never gone back up. This has left a huge void in our public schools. That’s why it’s so important we uplift Black leaders working in education today. After 1954, a new podcast from Lemonada Media hosted by Aimée Eubanks Davis, is out now wherever you get your podcasts. 

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    • 21 min
    How Do I Live Presently and Die Gracefully? with Alua Arthur

    How Do I Live Presently and Die Gracefully? with Alua Arthur

     As a holiday bonus, the team at In Recovery wanted to share one of their favorite podcasts of 2021 with you.  New Day from Lemonada Media is a podcast with a simple goal - helping you get through the day and look forward to tomorrow. Every week, Claire Bidwell Smith shares one way to make your day and life a little better. From waking up with more energy to finding contentment with relationships, to keeping your New Year resolutions all year long, Claire and her guests help you answer the big question: How can I lead a more fulfilling life? New Day is back with brand new episodes starting January 5th.

    Alua Arthur is a death doula, but her work has taught her how to live. She talks about walking away from unfulfilling work, pursuing joy and how to have hope when you're facing the end of life. This week’s practice is about asking yourself: What must I do to be at peace with myself so that I may live presently and die gracefully? 

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

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

    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 offers essential knowledge, support, and answers for people directly impacted by addiction. PLUS, we reveal what topic we’ll be covering in Last Day Season 3, dropping early 2022. Together, we can reduce stigma and save lives.  On Last Day, we talk about what’s killing us, the stuff that’s hard to comprehend and getting worse every day. Join host Stephanie Wittels Wachs, as she confronts massive epidemics with humanity, wit, and a quest for progress. While Season 1 chronicled the opioid crisis in the US, Season 2 delves into the growing suicide rate, telling real stories, talking to experts, and asking everyone along the way, "How did we get here, and what could we have done differently?"

     


    On the 2-year anniversary of Stefano’s death, and his family is still asking: “How did this happen?” For most families dealing with addiction, treatment can feel like a Rubik’s cube. What works? What doesn’t? Are there Yelp reviews? On this episode, Stephanie talks to David Sheff, New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction, about the morass of confusion that is the rehab industry and Dr. Nzinga A. Harrison about the importance--and effectiveness--of treating the whole person.

     


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    • 49 min
    It’s Been 7 Weeks Since Her Overdose

    It’s Been 7 Weeks Since Her Overdose

    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 https://bit.ly/takeactionASAM to sign up for updates on all legislative advocacy opportunities for addiction medicine.

     

    Where to go for help:
    If you’re looking to find treatment that is the right fit for you, check out treatmentatlas.org

     

    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. 


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

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

    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. Alauna Curry: https://bit.ly/dralaunna
    Grief episode with Claire Bidwell Smith: https://bit.ly/griefepisode
    Nzinga mentioned that she likes watching baby sloth videos. This one is her favorite: https://bit.ly/Nzingababysloths

     

    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. 

     

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
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701 Ratings

Jimmyjimjim! ,

Just The Information I Needed

Thank you Dr. Harrison and Claire! I always get something I need to know from listening to your show. I appreciate your direct and thoughtful advice on the “Ask Me Anything” episodes. Keep up this important work!

ShelleyT5 ,

Thank you

Thank you Dr. Harrison for continuing on with educating us on substance abuse disorder and the connection with trauma. I have heard you speak on Last Day. I have been listening to Last Day since it began. I have enjoyed listening and I am thankful there are doctors out there with your compassion to save all lives and help with recovery. I have 2 sons, 22 and 21 years old that have struggled with SAD since early high school. I am so thankful they are still with us today but we have had several life changing moments over the last few years. I have learned so much through listening and it has changed the way I look at SAD today. Would love to hear your top five books on your list!

shannd42 ,

Insightful and wonderful

I started listening to the episode with Georgia Hardstark and loved it. I will definitely be going back to season one to learn more. Love the wisdom and advice I learned from the episode. Can’t wait to listen to more! Also saw there’s an episode with Nora McInerny which I’m really excited about.

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