If you’re in a relationship with a recovering drug addict or in recovery yourself, there are factors to consider that may not be present in a relationship with somebody who is not an addict.
That is, the experience of addiction, the behaviors associated with drug addiction, and the process of recovery can impact the way we interact with others.
Dating in addiction recovery can often lead to relapse if you are not ready for what lies ahead.
From the abundance of strong emotions at the beginning of a relationship, to the emotional turmoil experienced during a breakup, dating can often cause a person to put their recovery on the back burner, or worse – experience a relapse.
This is why it is often recommended that you wait at least a full year before starting to date in recovery.
Here we take you through the best steps to getting back out on the scene while ensuring that you do not relapse in the process.
Then, we invite your questions, comments, or feedback at the end.
SOBER: I don’t think that there is one general point of time where everyone is ready to start dating, I think it’s a personal matter and that each individual needs to establish when they might be ready to start dating again.
But perhaps dating in addiction recovery isn’t so cut and dry?
Today, we talk with someone who is trying to make dating and social networking easier for people who do not use drugs or alcohol.