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Much advice is doled out in the rooms of 12-step meetings about relationships in early recovery.

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But perhaps dating in addiction recovery isn’t so cut and dry?

Today, we talk with someone who is trying to make dating and social networking easier for people who do not use drugs or alcohol.

Recovering addicts hear this all the time in 12-step programs.

However, this sound bit of wisdom is rarely heeded.

Then, we invite your questions, comments, or feedback at the end.

SOBER: I don’t think that there is one general point of time where everyone is ready to start dating, I think it’s a personal matter and that each individual needs to establish when they might be ready to start dating again.In other words, it is recommended that someone not date during their first year of recovery.Because there is a lot of resistance to this guideline and the results from dating can be detrimental to one’s sobriety, let’s look at some of the important reasons WHY dating during the first year of recovery is not advised.I do see the importance in seeking help and advice from someone else, whether it be a good friend, sponsor, or therapist, as many of us in early sobriety are still learning to make healthy decisions.SOBER: Healthy dating in recovery, should look like healthy dating in general.Many have a hard time accepting that a hiatus from intimate relationships is necessary.

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