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CATEGORY: Health & Fitness
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.
  1. September 14, 2020
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    Mental Health, Misdiagnosed
    Mental health can be murky. How do you know the difference between depression and just feeling sad? What happens when you’re diagnosed with depression and anxiety, but it’s actually something else? On today’s s…
  2. September 07, 2020
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    Finding Treatment
    In 2011, Gary Mendell's 25 yr old son, Brian, died by suicide after struggling with addiction for a decade. As Gary was supporting Brian through his recovery, remission, and relapses, he realized that, unlike o…
  3. August 31, 2020
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    The Drug is Control
    Tamika Bickham has always loved stories. She used to be a TV News Reporter, and now has her own media company to tell other people’s stories. But what is the real story that drives Tamika to jump between extrem…
  4. August 24, 2020
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    How Do I Talk To My Kid About Drugs?
    It can be hard to get a teenager to talk about anything, period. So when it comes to talking to teens about drugs and addiction? Yikes. River, a teacher, wants to know how to talk to her students about addictio…
  5. August 17, 2020
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    Therapy 101
    Nzinga has mentioned therapy as a possible solution in every single episode. But that’s easier said than done. There are so many potential barriers: time, money, stigma, shame, and confusing insurance jargon. P…
  6. August 17, 2020
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    Therapy 101
    Nzinga has mentioned therapy as a possible solution in every single episode. But that’s easier said than done. There are so many potential barriers: time, money, stigma, shame, and confusing insurance jargon. P…
  7. August 10, 2020
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    Self Harm
    Selina was 11 years old when she first started cutting. It was her way to cope with the immense trauma she’d already experienced in her young life. Now, as an adult, she wants to know how self harm fits into th…
  8. August 10, 2020
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    Self Harm
    Selina was 11 years old when she first started cutting. It was her way to cope with the immense trauma she’d already experienced in her young life. Now, as an adult, she wants to know how self harm fits into th…
  9. August 03, 2020
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    Decades of Pain
    Becca’s step-sister Mindy left home when Becca was just 8 years old. Despite Mindy’s annual appearances and promises to get sober, she always left again. Now, Becca is in her early 20’s and isn’t sure what to d…
  10. August 03, 2020
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    Decades of Pain
    Becca’s step-sister Mindy left home when Becca was just 8 years old. Despite Mindy’s annual appearances and promises to get sober, she always left again. Now, Becca is in her early 20’s and isn’t sure what to d…
  11. July 27, 2020
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    Can’t You Give Me Something Else?
    When Nicole showed up for a routine colonoscopy, she was shocked when the anesthesiologist planned to give her fentanyl. She reflects on how close she felt to losing the sobriety she fought so hard for. Can you…
  12. July 27, 2020
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    Can’t You Give Me Something Else?
    When Nicole showed up for a routine colonoscopy, she was shocked when the anesthesiologist planned to give her fentanyl. She reflects on how close she felt to losing the sobriety she fought so hard for. Can you…
  13. July 20, 2020
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    My Partner Is Using...Again
    After years of relapses, Brent thought his partner was sober...until he found his meth pipe. Nzinga talks one-on-one with Brent to strategize how to be supportive while also working through his fears for his pa…
  14. July 20, 2020
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    My Partner Is Using...Again
    After years of relapses, Brent thought his partner was sober...until he found his meth pipe. Nzinga talks one-on-one with Brent to strategize how to be supportive while also working through his fears for his pa…
  15. July 13, 2020
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    How Do I Help My Child?
    When someone in your family is dealing with an addiction disorder, it’s hard not to feel every painful emotion all at once -- anger, guilt, rage, sadness, helplessness. Today we hear from a father who is trying…
  16. July 13, 2020
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    How Do I Help My Child?
    When someone in your family is dealing with an addiction disorder, it’s hard not to feel every painful emotion all at once -- anger, guilt, rage, sadness, helplessness. Today we hear from a father who is trying…
  17. July 06, 2020
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    We Need to Talk About Your Drinking
    Is alcoholism less serious than other addictions? Is my husband’s drinking out of control or am I just being a nag? What should I expect when my fiance leaves a faith-based treatment program? This week, Nzinga…
  18. July 06, 2020
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    We Need to Talk About Your Drinking
    Is alcoholism less serious than other addictions? Is my husband’s drinking out of control or am I just being a nag? What should I expect when my fiance leaves a faith-based treatment program? This week, Nzinga…
  19. June 29, 2020
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    The 13 Hour Work Day
    Something happens when you’re under a tight deadline, or serving during the dinner rush, or studying for a big exam. Your thoughts and emotions quiet down, and before you know it, hours have passed. The distrac…
  20. June 29, 2020
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    The 13 Hour Work Day
    Something happens when you’re under a tight deadline, or serving during the dinner rush, or studying for a big exam. Your thoughts and emotions quiet down, and before you know it, hours have passed. The distrac…

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