Help dating recovering addict

As you learn more about addiction, you will learn that like other chronic illnesses it comes with the likelihood of relapse.

Roughly half of all addicts in recovery will relapse at least once and use again. If you are completely unfamiliar with addiction and have no experience with addicts, you may want to attend a few support group meetings or see a drug counselor to learn what to expect and how to help during a relapse.

A relationship with a recovering addict carries with it some unique characteristics.

You may not be able to drink around him, or even engage in other activities like going to parties where drinking or drug use is present.

The real man is a hairs breadth from freaking out about the smallest thing.

A person who seems irritated to “have” to spend time w the kids at a playground on the weekend.

Support and sensitivity from you and from others is what keeps him strong and sober.Everything is about him – his pain, his frustration, his discomfort.I have come to think of him as a chronic malcontent.Whether you will be able to trust an addict in recovery is up to you.Some people will feel they can never trust a former addict, while others may be able to suspend their doubts.

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