April 6, 2021 – Amy Dresner is a journalist, author and former comedian as well as a recovering addict and alcoholic. She was a regular columnist for the addiction/recovery magazine The for 7 years. 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. 

Q. If you are in recovery, what was your Drug of Choice? and when did you stop using?
A. Drug of choice was crystal meth and coke but I drank a lot as well.  I’ve been sober since Jan 2, 2013. 

Q. Do you think addiction is an illness, disease, a choice or a wicked twist of fate?
A. I think for some it is a result of medicating mental illness, for others it is a way to deal with trauma, and for still others it is a genetic biochemical issue. For most, I’d say it a combination of all of these. 

Q. Do you log on to ZOOM 12-step meetings? How often? Do you share?
A. Yes, a few times a week.  Yes, I share and I speak a lot. 



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