Now that getting loaded and hitting on anyone within a 10-foot radius is no longer an option, dating in sobriety can be tricky.
And while knocking boots with another sober person may seem like an ideal option, going out with someone from a meeting may be a step (or thirteen) towards disaster.
Banyan offers individualized treatment, a faith-based option, and a variety of amenities at its 5 locations.
Alumni had high praise for the treatment team, including "awesome" therapists and staff members who were "like family."This So Cal rehab fosters a regimented but respectful recovery environment, where teens learn how to live sober through plenty of 12-step meetings and life-skills classes—not to mention "equine-assisted psychotherapy" and mixed martial arts.
A new website called Sexy and Sober Singles aims to make the process a little easier.
“We’re just trying to help like-minded people who don’t drink find a place where you don’t have to explain why you’re not drinking or what your issue is,” co-founder Shannon Shea tells .
People certainly can recover from being alcoholics – I have seen it and I can tell you that it’s entirely possible he’ll handle it too.
In the meantime, I’d say hold off on starting an “official” relationship for both your sakes.
Unfortunately, as with many addictions, not all recovery attempts have a happy ending attached.
But you’re at a crossroads and from what you said in your question, it sounds like the best thing for both of you would be to not start up a relationship.
At least, not until he’s really worked out his issue and has had it under control for a while.
"We want people to have access to more than just what’s local or what they just happen across.” Shea and Kole are also hard at work on the Pink Cloud Foundation, a nonprofit that helps people in recovery "achieve their dreams"—through mentorship, resources or a small stipend to get their career going.
Through these various avenues, Shea and Kole are committed to connecting sober people all over the world, and look forward to the day they can put up the site’s own “e Harmony success story” billboards.