12 step recovery dating
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.
To be clear, no professional would ever recommend dating in early recovery.
But, we have to be realistic and look at cases individually.
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.
Give them time to learn and understand what your program consists of.
It is imperative to approach this topic honestly, like you would (hopefully) approach the rest of the relationship.
Beginning a new relationship too early can add to those stressors and actually tap into the parts of the brain associated with addiction.