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This Nice Jewish Suburban Mom Was Addicted to Painkillers (CYM Rewind)


Jordana and Shannon are taking a well-deserved few weeks off from recording episodes of Call Your Mother, but we didn’t want to deprive you of your weekly listening pleasure. So we’re resharing some previous episodes — some oldies but goodies that we definitely don’t want you to miss. 

This week, we’ve got Jen Simon, a suburban Jewish writer who found herself addicted to opioids after becoming a mom. 

Jen bravely shares her powerful story of how menstrual cramps, depression, and the stresses of parenthood led her down the road to a harrowing battle with addiction. How did her drug use impact her marriage and other relationships? Was the Jewish community supportive when Simon appeared on The Today Show to share her story? What was the turning point that finally allowed her to break her addiction cycle?

You’ll have to listen to find out.


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