By Aimee Runyon For those of us recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, dating can be a complicated and confusing world.When you finally do decide to start dating again it is important to seek the advice of those in your support group to make sure the time is right.There are a ton of alternatives to grabbing drinks.
I'd yet to meet someone in recovery who I felt a romantic connection with.
In the two years before entering rehab, I'd dug myself a deep hole. The adrenaline-fueled nights, the meaningless hookups, the unpredictability — it was what I lived for.
After joining rugby in college, I began binge-drinking. But the summer of 2013 after my sophomore year, I ended up hospitalized with a 0.34 blood alcohol level.
Learning how to date sober was, like everything about sobriety, uncharted territory.
There’s a reason people suggest waiting until you have a year sober before you dip a toe into the dating pool.