Facing uncharted dating territory without your usual liquid courage can increase your risk for relapse.
You might make up excuses as to why you aren’t drinking (i.e.
He is currently pursuing a master’s in social work.
He says: “It’s been my experience that it’s not a good idea for people new to recovery to date or be in a relationship.
I want to share with you all some of my experience as well as my point of view on the subject.
I’ll start by letting you know this, when I asked my sponsor about not dating my first year of sobriety, he looked me in the eyes and said, “Well, it doesn’t say that anywhere in the Big Book.” So, my sponsor who is a Big Book thumper was telling me that although people suggest it, there’s nothing in the program of recovery that’s outlined in the Big Book that says otherwise.
Early recovery is a time for self-exploration, learning, and a multitude of other things, and choosing to date can interrupt or stop that process.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][dt_fancy_separator separator_style=”double” separator_color=”custom” custom_separator_color=”#a49161″][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]A commonly heard piece of advice given out at 12-step meetings is that avoiding any romantic relationships in the first year is recommended. Very few relationships that begin during the first year of recovery go well.