Dating rules during 1st year soberiety

We hear many people in early recovery mention their need to find a mate.Many of us have felt the same way when in early recovery.

It also becomes very difficult to sort out what are my issues to work on and what are someone else’s.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.Whether they turn out to be happy relationships, or they crash and burn in a few weeks, romantic attachments have the potential to distract the individual from his or her ability to remain focused on recovery and that is the reason that so many are talking about whether or not it’s worth the risk for newcomers.Ryan Miller has worked in substance abuse treatment for the past four years and spent the past two years at Futures.

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