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Most recovering addicts have a long history of dysfunctional and destructive relationships.
Early in recovery, relationships are one of the leading causes of relapse.
I will unconsciously time you as you sip your Chardonnay and though I may not say anything, I’ll be baffled if you don’t finish your wine because your prefer one with more ‘citrusy overtones.’ It’s warm?
The first few months of recovery from addiction are some of the most difficult.
Insomnia, triggers, drug cravings, and the need to deal with emotions that were previously numbed with drugs make early recovery a period of enormous adjustment.
Although the Big Book of AA doesn’t offer guidelines on dating in recovery, addiction counselors strongly advise waiting until a person has achieved one year of sobriety.
Tanya Desloover, MA, CADCII, a marriage and family therapist intern at The Rose, a women-only addiction treatment center in Newport Beach, California, also recommends waiting one year.