Clean and sober dating
Men and women learn a lot in recovery, not just about staying sober but living a happy, satisfying life.They don’t need to be taken care of; they learned how to do that for themselves.For instance, depending on the recovering addict’s particular needs, you may need to avoid drinking or using drugs around them or stop going to certain types of social events.They may need to meet with a sponsor or attend support group meetings at inconvenient times and your support in encouraging them to do so is essential.I've seen more relationships fail, in the rooms, than succeed.But that doesn't mean it can't work-- as long as the partner has a good sense of self. I met someone who was addicted to marijuana and hashish, and also alcohol.Healthy Recovery, Healthy Relationships Most recovering addicts aren’t strangers to therapy and, as a result, have spent a lot of time working on themselves and their relationships.
Although research has refuted outdated assumptions about addiction, surveys have shown that people judge addicts (even recovering ones) more harshly than people struggling with obesity, depression and even schizophrenia.
If you believe addiction is a sign of weakness or a character flaw, dating a recovering addict probably isn’t for you.
Sometimes if your alarm bells are ringing, there is good reason.
It isn’t your job to safeguard their sobriety, and someone firmly grounded in recovery won’t expect you to, but as a member of their support network you’ll need to encourage them to prioritize their recovery, sometimes even over you.
You also need to assess how much baggage you can handle. They may have accrued debts, a criminal record or legal problems, or irrevocably damaged key relationships in their lives that make your interactions with their family and friends tenuous.