Common arguments can sound like: The number one reason you shouldn’t date during your critical first year of sobriety was explained pretty plainly by our own Dr. He was directing these words to clients still in a drug rehab environment, but this advice crosses over to anyone in early sobriety: Think about this for a moment.
Addiction is a medical illness, just like diabetes or cancer.
I guess I still liked hanging around screwed up people, even if I wasn’t using. I still found something sexy about it.”The Big Book doesn’t specifically state that dating is forbidden in the first year of sobriety, but you’ll hear this suggestion bandied around the rooms plenty of times. Christine Milrod, a sex and life coach in LA, suggests that this is because “many people in recovery have previously used for so long that they have no idea of who they truly are.
Hello, I am in my 5th month of sobriety and just recently joined this site.
I would appreciate any words of wisdom in regards to dating.
He didn’t date anyone at all for the first six months—he was in a Salvation Army men’s rehab anyway, so it wasn't like he had much of a choice.
But when he finally entered the realm of sober dating, it was with a good chunk of sobriety under his belt, a strong program and a great relationship with his sponsor.