In Recovery

In Recovery

In Recovery

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. In Recovery returns for Season 2 in April, with some special episodes between now and then. 
  1. January 22, 2021
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    Listen to This: In the Bubble
    In Recovery is excited to offer you a preview of In the Bubble: From the Frontlines. On the first day of President Biden’s term, Dr. Bob takes a look at the toll the pandemic is having right now in Los Angeles…
  2. December 15, 2020
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    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…
  3. December 07, 2020
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    Am I Overreacting?
    Alicia called in about her husband's gambling and asked one of the more common questions about uncommon addictions –– is he in denial or am I overreacting? When it comes to the more subtle or nuanced addictions…
  4. November 30, 2020
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    Beauty in the Grit
    Air proudly identifies as a Black woman in long term recovery. Today, that’s a source of strength, but that wasn’t always the case -- she says she felt uncomfortable in her skin since the day she was born. In a…
  5. November 23, 2020
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    Replay: Racism is an Addiction
    As we get ready to gather, in person or virtually, for one of our country’s more complicated holidays, we return to an episode about racism in the United States. Nzinga takes the opportunity to talk about how r…
  6. November 16, 2020
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    Let's Talk About Meth
    Overdose deaths from methamphetamine use have been surging in the US, not unlike opioids. But meth isn’t talked about as much. In this episode, Nzinga brings on Eleanor Health Clinic Manager Jack Register to ta…
  7. November 09, 2020
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    Ask Me Anything #2
    Lately, it seems like we are looking for answers everywhere about everything. Luckily, Nzinga is here to answer more listener questions about all things addiction. One man wants to know how he and his partner c…
  8. November 02, 2020
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    Everybody Vapes
    When Sergio started vaping, it didn’t seem like a big deal. After all, he was surrounded by people vaping and drinking at school. But lately, this casual habit feels a lot like an addiction, and he’s not sure h…
  9. October 26, 2020
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    Don’t Read The Comments
    Nzinga often talks about how we’re all addicted to something. For Nora McInerny, host of the podcast, Terrible Thanks For Asking, it’s reading the negative things strangers say about her online. Whether it’s th…
  10. October 21, 2020
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    Nzinga Harrison Recommended Listening: Last Day Seas…
    We open Season 2 of Last Day with a tale of two Kevins. One is Sergeant Kevin Briggs, also known as the guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge. The other is Kevin Berthia, an Oakland native who drove to that bridge…
  11. October 19, 2020
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    Finding Your Higher Power
    Dave from Dopey podcast joins Nzinga to talk about 12 step recovery. Dave recently celebrated five years sober (yay!), which he largely credits to his 12 step community. But, there are parts that haven’t always…
  12. October 12, 2020
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    Ask Me Anything
    It’s our first ever “Ask Me Anything” episode! This week, Nzinga answers a range of listener questions. A mom wants to know if her daughter has to be ready for treatment. Another woman asks if she's addicted to…
  13. October 05, 2020
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    Can You Do Recovery Alone?
    It’s (still) a global pandemic, and we are (still) doing a lot of things alone. In this episode, Nzinga talks about how recovery doesn’t have to be one of them. Even for Evan, a 22 year old who knows that his p…
  14. September 28, 2020
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    Actually, Weed Is Addictive
    In a single state, let’s say California, you can walk into a dispensary and buy weed legally while down the block your neighbor is still in prison for a weed possession charge from a decade ago. Weed, like most…
  15. September 21, 2020
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    Why Is Latinx Mental Health So Ignored?
    Every community does mental health differently - some, more than others. For the Latinx community, which has largely ignored issues of mental health and addiction, a facility exists in Washington DC where commu…
  16. 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…
  17. September 07, 2020
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    How to Find Personalized 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…
  18. August 31, 2020
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    End the Cycle of Extreme Diet & Exercise
    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…
  19. 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…
  20. August 17, 2020
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    All Therapists Are Not Created Equal
    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…

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