Freeadulthookup - Dating rules during 1st year soberiety

Whether you are single and getting sober, or recovery is a part of your relationship, here are some tips to help you date smarter and safer. A therapeutic environment is a necessity for learning more functional patterns of behavior and gaining insight into the origins of your disease.

If your partner needs support, couples counseling and ALANON meetings are recommended.

Oftentimes people in recovery are apprehensive about revealing their sobriety for fear of judgment.

Your sobriety is a part of your life and there is no need to be ashamed of the amazing work you have done to get to this point.

Being upfront, if not preemptive, will help you to reduce the chance of a slip up, avoid risky surroundings for dates and weed out the people who may be uncomfortable with dating someone in recovery.

It is common for addicts to seek instant gratification and experience a transfer of addictions, particularly in the earlier phases.

Take time in sobriety to reset those dopamine receptors.

A fall out will make a place that was once comfortable and conducive to sobriety uncomfortable.

It may result in you going less frequently, if not at all.

“I’m on an antibiotic” or “I have to get up early for work”), but lies won’t eliminate the possibility of future dates at tempting bars and restaurants.

It is imperative to approach this topic honestly, like you would (hopefully) approach the rest of the relationship.

In addition, there is an increased risk of relapse with breakups. Could you both indulge a case of the “screw-its” together?

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