“I’m 51. (If you don’t die, you get old!) I’m from Hollywood, CA. My sober date is January 2, 2013. I don’t sugarcoat anything because I believe our connection is in the those things where we feel alone or ashamed.
Regarding recovery or getting sober, don’t stop trying. I relapsed for years. And it is the long game. Things don’t magically become rainbows and roses when you quit using. Growing and recovery is a life-long thing and life is still happening. You’re not doing it wrong if you don’t feel happy or evolved all the time.“
Amy Dresner is a journalist, author, and former comedian as well as a recovering addict and alcoholic. She has been a columnist for the addiction/recovery magazine theFix.com since 2012 and has freelanced for Addiction.com, Psychology Today, Vice and many other publications.
Her first book, “My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean,” was published by Hachette in 2017 to rave reviews from critics and readers alike. Elle magazine compared Dresner’s darkly comic memoir to Carrie Fisher’s “Postcards from the Edge” and Mary Karr’s “Lit,” calling Dresner’s book “one for the ages.”
Dresner has appeared on the television show The Doctors and on numerous radio shows and podcasts, including Dr. Drew, Dopey and Rich Roll. She does regular speaking engagements around the U.S. and Canada. Her book is currently in development for a TV series. (amydresner.com)