38 episodes

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.

    One Alternative To Policing That Could Work

    One Alternative To Policing That Could Work

    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.

     

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    Anxiety is the Missing Stage of Grief

    Anxiety is the Missing Stage of Grief

    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

     

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    I Spent My 14th Birthday In Rehab (with Georgia Hardstark)

    I Spent My 14th Birthday In Rehab (with Georgia Hardstark)

    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

     

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    Season 2 of In Recovery: Coming Soon

    Season 2 of In Recovery: Coming Soon

    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!

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    Bonus: A Voicemail from a Ten Year Old

    Bonus: A Voicemail from a Ten Year Old

    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. 

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    How Do We Survive the Holidays?

    How Do We Survive the Holidays?

    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.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
645 Ratings

645 Ratings

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.

CMKFish ,

Grateful ❣️

I listened to Lemonada Media’s Last Day podcast and was impressed with Dr. Nzinga’s smarts and loving kindness. I am recovering from childhood & ongoing trauma as well as in 12-Step recovery for substance use disorder. I am continually impressed with Dr. Ñ & Clair as well as the high production quality of In Recovery. I’m learning a lot about myself and this field in which I’m a client as well as working in the field. I’m also so full of gratitude for the second season focus on our recovery from the year 2020 was. I lost a beloved person I sponsored in March, 2021. I grieve for her still because, as you said, we humans love hard. If she had lived to April, 2021, she would have celebrated 7 years in Recovery for substance use disorder. She taught me a lot and helped me as we walked this spiritual path together. I miss her.

LDot473 ,

Truly helpful

Dr. Nzinga is one of the most down-to-earth, compassionate and insightful experts in the field of Addiction Medicine and I love listening to her professional wisdom on everything from strategies for overcoming specific substances/behaviors to the best types of family therapy. Her firm but non-judgmental approach to real life situations inspire a sense of hope and direction for those of us who struggle with addiction or are supporting loved ones who do. One of the most practically helpful resources I’ve found online. Keep it up, Doc!

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