Getting Intimate with Amy Dresner. Ep 1


How do you change who you’re attracted to?

It’s impossible. Or is it?

My guest Amy Dresner asks this question and more as she embarks on this a healing journey around sex, love and dating in recovery.

Learn how I answered this question and have a laugh, have a cry, get ready this is real talk. You would expect nothing less from us, right? Right.

My guest 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 since 2012 and has freelanced for, Psychology Today, Vice, Salon 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. She is the co-host to Joe Schrank of the new Rehab Confidential Podcast. Her book is currently in development for a TV series.

In This Episode:

[0:55} Amy wastes no time admitting she’s attracted to emotionally unavailable people. If you’ve been there too, you’ll relate.

[4:33] The good news is…

[6:32} Amy’s brilliant insight that with sex, love, dating and relationships it’s the same as it was with drinking.

[7:57} What’s the difference between a romantic and a sex and love addict?

[8:54} I share the 4 A’s to qualify someone (and Amy tells a dirty joke)

[11:09] Amy defines “available” for herself with sincere vulnerability and even a few tears. Bravo Amy.

[12:37] Why I do what I do.

[15:41} How to “think it through” when faced with a red flag so you don’t keep painting those red flags white.

Links for stuff we talked about in this episode:

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