Dating someon in recovery
Conventional wisdom among nearly all addiction treatment specialists is that persons in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction or addiction to behaviors such as sex, gambling, eating, shopping or hoarding should avoid dating and sex for the first year of recovery.This does not include patients who are married or otherwise in a committed, long-term relationship, as these relationships can be a source of support.If you are compelled to form romantic relationships and find it very uncomfortable to not have a partner, you may need to consider that you could have a problem with love addiction.The time you spend in rehab is an important time in your life. Then, like so, so many others before you, you are probably already on the lookout for a new boyfriend or girlfriend.Ideally, you will give yourself some time in sobriety to get your feet under you and focus on your own recovery before you dip your feet in the dating pool.
Many substances and behaviors can be considered substitutes, including love and sex.People have some widely differing opinions on the issue of dating in recovery.The common belief, however, is that those who are recovering from addiction and alcoholism should not date within the first year.*Disclaimer: Of course none of these are written anywhere.No one in recovery should be dictating how you conduct yourself in relationships.