It is fairly well established in recovery circles that dating during your first year of new sobriety is a terrible idea.There are several reasons for this with the increased likelihood of relapse being the most oft cited.My best friend just so happened to be in town with her boyfriend; they were visiting him.We all ate barbecue together, had a few craft beers and went back to his place.I grew up without talking about this disease, and didn't realize its severity until someone I loved suffered.
If you're a single person who has recently gone through alcohol recovery, there will inevitably come a time when you feel like entering the dating pool again.
After all, dating can be an emotional roller coaster and more than a few newly sober folks have gone off the wagon the result of their heartstrings being pulled.
Another valid mode of thought is that your first year of recovery is all about reacquainting you with yourself.
What treatment specialists say In the end, it varies from person to person.
Traditional twelve-step programs generally recommend that recovering alcoholics take the first year or so to focus on getting sober and discovering a new outlook on life.