My biggest issue with one of these rules when I first got sober was on a sweltering Phoenix summer day while sitting in rehab last August.Admittedly, how and where I was going to meet girls when I successfully completed this 90 day transformation from drugs and alcohol should have been the last thing on my mind.I recently met a recovering alcoholic (2 years sober).
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.
From what I have read here and what I personally know, many alcoholics who do not "work on" their recoveries end up "dry drunks"....quit using and drinking but don't deal with the issues that caused those behaviours. I must say that it is a world that I no longer want to be in.
I wish him continued success in his recovery and hope that you always remember to take care of yourself.
It is also a time when recovering addicts are starting to rediscover themselves.