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Amy Dresner

The Caregiver

By Amy Dresner

I worked for a paralyzed man who taught me how quickly freedom could be taken away. If only my addiction had been willing to listen.  MORE  

First Person: How I Became a Junkie

By Amy Dresner

A guy I met in rehab shot me up for the first time. And then the needle and I had a love affair all our own.  MORE  

What I Inherited

By Amy Dresner

Want to know if genetics plays a role in both addiction and mental illness? Just take a glance at my family tree. MORE  

Fifth Time’s a Charm

By Amy Dresner

I’ve been going to rehab for the past 15 years. But this is my last one—I hope.  MORE  

Over the Borderline

By Amy Dresner

Treatments for borderline personality disorder and alcoholism are similar. But dealing with one doesn't fix the other. MORE  

Why I Share the Way I Do

By Amy Dresner

I’ve been called self-indulgent, crazy, angry and outrageous for writing and talking about my addiction and mental illness. But there's a method to the madness. MORE  

AA’s Revolving Door

By Amy Dresner

I’ve relapsed more times than I can count. While it hasn’t been easy, it's at least taught me that what other people think really is none of my business.  MORE  

Why I Prefer Male Sponsors

By Amy Dresner

Conventional wisdom dictates that the sexes should stick together when it comes to sponsorship. What happens if I’d rather do it with a guy? MORE  

Epilepsy in Recovery

By Amy Dresner

Balancing addiction with epilepsy isn’t always easy. Especially when the people giving advice don’t know what they’re talking about. MORE  

How AA Made Me a Comic

By Amy Dresner

I never knew I was that funny until my shares started killing. And it wasn’t too long a journey from the rooms to the stage.  MORE  

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