Dating sites for recovered alcoholic

16 Sep

When you first start dating in recovery, it is normal to feel completely scared and confused – after all, where is all that liquid courage?

Here we take you through the best steps to getting back out on the scene while ensuring that you do not relapse in the process.

Dating in addiction recovery can often lead to relapse if you are not ready for what lies ahead.

From the abundance of strong emotions at the beginning of a relationship, to the emotional turmoil experienced during a breakup, dating can often cause a person to put their recovery on the back burner, or worse – experience a relapse.

Used bookstores are full of interesting artefacts and can serve as a springboard for any number of brilliant conversations.

Going for a walk can lead to a spontaneous and open-ended first date.

But now, you want someone to share all that progress with. Going to the bar to meet someone is out of the question, and even the mainstream dating sites are likely to garner suggestions to meet for drinks after work.

Luckily, there are plenty of online dating sites specifically targeted toward singles who want to date sober, and share their recovery journey with someone who understand that’s road.

While two people in recovery can share a fulfilling and healthy relationship, there are some things to keep in mind: If one partner relapses it can be very difficult to maintain the relationship, but also difficult to leave. Some people are able to find ways to make it work, while others are not.

Not only will this be a great place to talk about the new feelings that arise as you first start dating again, but your group members will help keep you focused on what is important – your recovery.

You may fear being judged about your addiction history, but sobriety is a part of your life now. Plus, a potential partner should be 100% supportive of this, so it is important to be honest with them straight away.

Anywhere that has become an important and conducive place for your recovery, such as AA meetings or a new job, may not be the best place to find a partner.

Breakups can put people at risk for relapse, and if a breakup also makes a place that was once a solid part of your recovery uncomfortable, this risk gets even greater. Dating another recovering addict is advised only if both people are secure in their recovery, making both partners’ risk for relapse less likely.