I Haven’t Relapsed…Yet
In Recovery
by Lemonada Media
1y ago
It’s easy to recognize when the people close to us are going through a hard time, but recognizing that in ourselves is a different story. In our final AMA of Season 2, Nzinga answers questions from two listeners who aren’t sure how to help their siblings, and another listener who is worried about how his depression could derail his recovery. It turns out - relapse is not a single event. It’s a process. Nzinga breaks down how to identify the warning signs.    Where to go for help To find the right kind of addiction treatment for you or your loved one, go to https://www.treatmentatlas ..read more
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Listen to This: Good Grief
In Recovery
by Lemonada Media
1y ago
 It’s a fact: death is inevitable, and so is grief. It can stop us in our tracks, regardless of the amount of time that's passed. Good Grief is a six-part, sixty-minute binge of true, short stories that immerse us in the grieving process, find healthy (and avoid unhealthy) ways to cope, and even share a few laughs. Comfort, community, and catharsis guide this audio portrait of love and loss. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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When Online Attacks Get Personal
In Recovery
by Lemonada Media
1y ago
After criticisms on Twitter turned into a mob of personal attacks, Amanda Jetté Knox sunk into one of the deepest spirals of her life. She checked herself into the hospital for suicidal thinking. But it wasn’t the first time that she’d hit a low point, and she knows now that it won’t be the last. This week she shares how she’s walking the long road of depression and trauma recovery.   Read more from Amanda here: https://www.amandajetteknox.com/ Here is a link to The Crappy Childhood Fairy: https://crappychildhoodfairy.com/   Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may n ..read more
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Accepting a Terminal Diagnosis
In Recovery
by Lemonada Media
1y ago
The best way for Dr. Paul Kalanithi to process his terminal diagnosis was to write a book about accepting death. His wife, Dr. Lucy Kalanithi promised Paul she’d see the book through publication. Since then, she has shared her story all over the world and has helped people become more comfortable talking about death, grief, and acceptance.    Listen to Dr. Lucy’s podcast, Gravity.  Read Paul’s Book, When Breath Becomes Air   Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners.    Click this link for a list of current spon ..read more
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Healing Trauma
In Recovery
by Lemonada Media
1y ago
We’re often taught that trauma is something that happens to us, but psychiatrist Dr. Alauna Curry explains that trauma is something that happens within us. Using different parts of the brain, she explains how our experiences and beliefs can lead us to experience something as traumatic, and how we can use those same systems to heal from that trauma.    Find Dr. Alauna on social media @dralauna.   Here is her Instagram story about Rush Limbaugh: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17867747017918762/?hl=en   To read about Languishing for our upcoming episode, go to ht ..read more
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Listen to This: Written Off
In Recovery
by Lemonada Media
1y ago
Walter Thompson-Hernández speaks with formerly incarcerated young writers whose work will be read over the course of the season by creatives like John Legend, Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Karamo Brown, Jay Ellis, Keke Palmer, Julio Torres, and Jesse Williams. Vulnerable poems and honest stories play out against a tailored soundtrack with original music. From Lemonada Media and Black Bar Mitzvah. The voices of those locked up in the U.S. prison system have been all but written off, but no more. These aren’t voices you’ve missed; they’re voices that haven’t been heard. See omnystudio.com/listener for ..read more
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Is It Time to Leave?
In Recovery
by Lemonada Media
1y ago
This week Nzinga answers two listener questions about setting boundaries in long-term relationships with partners who are working through addiction. Plus, one woman wants to know how to heal from her traumatic relationship patterns, while another caller wants to break out of their pattern of shame around an old pornography addiction.    The number for the National Domestic Violence Hotline is: 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) or go to www.thehotline.org   To learn more about the CRAFT approach, check out this episode of Last Day that features Nzinga and the creator of CRAFT, Robert Meyers ..read more
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Not Guilty for Reason of Insanity
In Recovery
by Lemonada Media
1y ago
Not guilty for reason of insanity is a full acquittal of criminal charges. Does that mean it’s a get out of jail free card? Turns out it's much more complicated. Olachi Etoh first started hearing voices in 2009. It hit its peak five years later, when she thought she was experiencing a terrorist attack at Chicago O’Hare airport. Her reaction landed her in Cook County Jail for a year awaiting trial.    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 ..read more
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Chaos is the Drug
In Recovery
by Lemonada Media
1y ago
What happens after your question is answered on the show? One of our listeners decided to follow up to push back on part of Nzinga’s response. He and Nzinga discuss what resonated, what hurt, and end up digging into much more than either of them expected.    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-LEMONAD ..read more
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Raised in Recovery
In Recovery
by Lemonada Media
1y ago
This week Nzinga catches up with activist and Pod Save the People host DeRay Mckesson and his dad, Calvin. Last year DeRay, his sister TeRay, and Calvin were on an episode of Last Day to talk about what it was like growing up around addiction and recovery. Now, we hear about the impact that conversation had on their relationship, and the way that COVID has (or hasn’t) changed the game for both of them.    Here is the Last episode with DeRay, TeRay and Calvin: https://link.chtbl.com/LoveistheWhy   Please note, In Recovery contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all ..read more
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