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Amy Dresner

Harm Reduction For Sex Addicts!

By Amy Dresner

Let me be clear that I have chosen to give this guy this power and authority and I can withdraw it or break the rules at any time. MORE  

The Other Kardashian - Stasie, The Interventionist

By Amy Dresner

An exclusive interview with a Kardashian—but this one's been handling interventions before Kim, Khloe and Kourtney were anywhere near the spotlight. MORE  

Mork and Me

By Amy Dresner

Can you ever get better when your career is based on being ill? Fix columnist Amy Dresner on being bipolar, an addict and a comedian. MORE  

What's Up, Doc?

By Amy Dresner

I took my addicted self from private health insurance to MediCal—it wasn't that bad, until I visited the psychiatrist. MORE  

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  

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