Someone with less than a year sober should stay focused on their recovery program, not dating.
This guideline is designed to protect the addict as well as the people they might date.
But before you put yourself in a position to fall for an addict, there are a few things you need to know: For anyone considering dating an active addict, it is important to realize that love cannot conquer addiction.
Addiction takes priority over everything – you, children, career, financial security, even one’s own freedom.
Johann Hari shared his conclusion from significant research, that the opposite of addiction is not sobriety but connection.
Hari’s opinion is supported by psychiatrist and author Dr.
You are a “sick” person, however, that needs to concentrate on getting better.
When you make the choice to enter an alcohol and drug rehab, you probably are not checking in with the goal of finding your soul mate.
Addiction is a disease of emotions, and once you become sober, those emotions can be confusing.
Further Reading Dear Stanton, I hope this is a question you can field, I didn’t see one like it with the others.
I am a twenty-three year old college student, who has been recovering from alcoholism for over two years.