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Amy Dresner is a former professional stand-up comic, having appeared at The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, and The Improv. Since 2012, she has been a contributing editor of the online addiction and recovery magazine She’s also written for the Good Men Project, The Frisky, Refinery 29, and has been a regular contributor to and, where she has her own addiction blog entitled “Coming Clean.” “My Fair Junkie” is her debut book.4 Articles

Dr. Kathleen Smith is an author and licensed professional counselor. A graduate of George Washington University and Harvard University, she also works as a mental health journalist. She’s written for Salon, Slate, New York Magazine, Lifehacker, Bustle, HelloGiggles and Thought Catalog. Kathleen is also a frequent contributor to professional publications such as GradPsych, Monitor on Psychology, Psychotherapy Networker, Family Therapy, and Counseling Today. Her book, The Fangirl Life: A Guide to All the Feels and Learning How to Deal, was published by Penguin Random House 2016.3 Articles

Formerly co-head of artist marketing in North America at Spotify, Sam Lansky is the West Coast Editor at TIME. He has been published in The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Esquire, Rolling Stone and Cosmopolitan. His first book, The Gilded Razor, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2016.3 Articles

Emily is a writer living in Brooklyn or Los Angeles. Sometimes Boston or Providence. She's written for xojane, among other publications. She is tall and has never played basketball.2 Articles

Cathryn Kemp is the author of the memoir Painkiller Addict. She has also written for The Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Sun, The Mirror and The Sunday Mirror.2 Articles

Tracy Lisauskas is a freelance writer and single, sober mom who is finally able to walk on her creative path of helping others. She has contributed to the book Butterfly Tears and the LB Post. She has just recently turned her teenage years of journaling her woes into a degree from CSULB in Creative Writing.2 Articles

Suzanne Guillette's work has appeared in Tin House, Self, O Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, The Rumpus,and Time Out New York, in addition to other publications. Her memoir, Much to Your Chagrin, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2009.2 Articles

Jennifer Matesa is a Voice Award Fellow at the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and is the author of the blog Guinevere Gets Sober. Her nonfiction book, The Recovering Body, about physical and spiritual fitness for living clean and sober, is now available on Amazon.2 Articles

Lisa Alden is a writer living in Los Angeles. She wrote on HBO’s Entourage for four years and NBC’s Lipstick Jungle. She was a movie executive for many years, has taught screenwriting at UCLA and Writers Bootcamp, and is working on a memoir about dogs and men. She has a successful dog treat company, “Sally Snacks” on Amazon, that is the legacy of her dog Sally who passed away last year. She currently has two dogs and considers them all to be the most reliable and entertaining people in the world. 1 Article

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