Drug recovery and dating
Well, there are many opinions on the matter, but the general consensus is that you really should take at least one year to work on yourself and your recovery before getting out there in the dating world. Wouldn’t you think two recovering addicts would be super for each other? They were contending with feelings of guilt, anger, shame, pain, and more.
Granted, not everyone feels the same thing, but most people have some work to do on themselves when they get clean and sober.
Many PIRs [people in recovery] also need help establishing healthy relationships.
Some PIRs come from unhappy families in which emotional or physical abuse and addiction were common.
In Twelve Step programs, and especially in Steps Four through Ten, PIRs learn how to develop healthy relationship skills.The first year of recovery ought to be devoted to yourself.Let your body detox from any drugs or alcohol that you’ve been using.Romantic relationships can be a great source of happiness in sobriety, but they can also be the source of great pain.
One of the worst things that an individual can do in early recovery is jump headfirst into romance.
The focus of early recovery should be laying a strong foundation for long-term sobriety and this involves searching deep within ourselves.