Dating someone in alcohol recovery
Did you know that when you enter alcohol or drug rehab, there is a good chance that you will be asked to agree to a non-fraternization policy?
This means that you agree to stay out of relationships with other clients.
and in that case, relapsing is very much a possibility.
However, if intentions and motives were above board, could going against and disobeying a major rule or suggestion in early recovery produce a successful relationship? Could two addict/alcoholics produce a positive relationship?
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.
We need to learn how to recover in all areas of our lives.
However, much like organized religion, things are sometimes gravely misinterpreted and taken out of context in some of these anonymous groups.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.