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Amy Dresner

What to Pack for Rehab

By Amy Dresner

You've made the decision to go to rehab. You're a mess. Then you realize you need to pack for 28 days. A rehab veteran guides you through the process. MORE  

Life as a Tweaker

By Amy Dresner

In my early twenties, I discovered speed. The affair was short but not at all sweet—unless you count the all Caramello bars. MORE  

The Prelapse

By Amy Dresner

Relapses don’t start when you pick up. They begin when your mind leads you to a place where you can’t do anything but drink. MORE  

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  

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In darker periods, I would sleep with some guy in the hopes of making him love me. It would work for a couple of months here and there, but I could only keep ‘sloppy drunk girl’ at bay for so long.

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