Unexplained absences, a failure to return phone calls, showing up late, and explanations for behavior that don’t ring true are a just a few indications that things have gone amiss – and when something is amiss with a recovering addict or alcoholic, unfortunately there is very good reason to assume the worst.
All recovering addicts have certain triggers that could lead to relapse.
Further Reading Dear Stanton, I hope this is a question you can field, I didn’t see one like it with the others.
I am a twenty-three year old college student, who has been recovering from alcoholism for over two years.
It can come as a surprise when you’re dating someone who reveals that he’s a recovering drug addict.
It goes without saying that he probably led a lifestyle that seems vastly different from the one he’s living with you.
While some people can easily relate to and embrace the fact that everyone has a past, others can find it hard to reconcile the two.
If you’ve decided to move forward with the relationship, here are some dos and don’ts that will make dating someone in recovery a lot easier for both of you.
I'm a casual drinker, which he doesn't seem to have any problem with whatsoever.So there really is no hard and fast rule here – but there are some things you should think about before getting more deeply involved with someone in recovery.And if you do decide to date someone with a history of drug or alcohol use, there are a number of signs you must watch out for in order to make sure your new partner is living up to his or her promises of sobriety.Without that sense of identity, it is all but impossible to form balanced, healthy connections with other people.Therapy and aftercare support go a long way in restoring bridges that were burned by the addiction, but dating requires much more work (and time) than simply rekindling a friendship.