When people become sober it opens up a world of possibility.
They can now begin to rebuild their life and get back many of the things they have lost.
Because functioning addicts are so good at masking their struggles and covering their tracks, friends and loved ones often aren’t aware of a problem…until it’s too late.
As with everyone addicted to drugs and alcohol, high-functioning addicts are not a lost cause.
Someone with less than a year sober should stay focused on their recovery program, not dating.
This guideline is designed to protect the addict as well as the people they might date.
The first few months of recovery are often described as an emotional rollercoaster because there is so much going on.
Because recovery is a lifelong process, recovering addicts are in a perpetual state of self-improvement.When you think of drug addiction, many people immediately associate the disease with the kind of tragic, rock-bottom moments we’re privy to on shows like Intervention or Celebrity Rehab.The problem is that, nine times out of ten, Hollywood gets it wrong.Romantic relationships can be a great source of happiness in sobriety, but they can also be the source of great pain.One of the worst things that an individual can do in early recovery is jump headfirst into romance.They can actually enjoy professional success, maintain active social lives and hide their demons from the ones they love most – for a while, at least.