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Amy Dresner

Turning Over A New (Pot) Leaf

By Amy Dresner

My fear was that I would spray this stuff under my tongue and 20 minutes later I’d be listening to The Grateful Dead . . . MORE  

Comic Transformation

By Amy Dresner

With 20 years of sobriety, comedian Ian Harvie looks back on coming out as a lesbian, then as an alcoholic and then as transitioning into a male body in The Fix Q&A. MORE  

Straight Shooting on Gay Pride

By Amy Dresner

Gay rights have come a long way, but sober representation at the recent Gay Pride in LA left something to be desired. MORE  

Sex, Screenwriting, and Sobriety

By Amy Dresner

Author Diana Gould shares her inspirations for Coldwater, a story about a detective show writer struggling with alcoholism who gets wrapped up in her own real-life mystery. MORE  

Taming of the Shrewd

By Amy Dresner

People in 12-step communities refer to outsiders as "normies." I dated one. It didn't go so well, but I'm all the stronger for it. MORE  

Are Women Safe in AA?

By Amy Dresner

One of the dangers of AA is its open door policy. But is rape really a bigger threat in the rooms than it is anywhere else? MORE  

Why I Love Sex and Hate Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

By Amy Dresner

How am I supposed to find recovery when the meetings themselves trigger me? MORE  

A Sexual Compulsive Valentine's Day

By Amy Dresner

Forty years after beginning his work in sex addiction, Dr. Patrick Carnes gave the keynote speech at a Sexual Compulsives Anonymous Convention. The Fix reports. MORE  

Everyone a Winner!

By Amy Dresner

Amy Dresner hits the 5th annual Experience, Strength and Hope Awards. Corn nuts, hugs, cheese and sobriety ensue. MORE  

Saving Tom Sizemore

By Amy Dresner

I don't care who you are—if you're an addict and you relapse, you deserve our compassion, not our judgement. MORE  

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A family that deals drugs together, goes to jail together.

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The objective of the lawsuit was to stop tobacco companies like R.J. Reynolds from targeting kids with their advertising.

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Federal prosecutors claimed in their case that the shipping giant knowingly sent illegal prescription drugs through the mail.

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Journalist Lucinda Franks claims that the former First Lady told her about Bill Clinton being abused by his mother as a child.

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Bear Breaks Into Florida Home to Steal Beer

Instead of picnic baskets and honey, this bear was in search of brew and piña coladas.

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A Man—With an Eating Disorder

When I tell people I have an eating disorder, I get surprise, sympathy, empathy and laughing-shock: "Men can have eating disorders?”

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The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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