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Sometimes men relapse with drugs because they “need” the disinhibiting substance to reduce their sexual inhibitions.

Other times they relapse because their new playmate is using.

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.

If your partner needs support, couples counseling and ALANON meetings are recommended.

Oftentimes people in recovery are apprehensive about revealing their sobriety for fear of judgment.

It is strongly advised that they remain focused on themselves until their sobriety is strong.

Once they are settled in their new life, they can then begin to consider sharing it with somebody else.

Many experts in addiction treatment strongly encourage their clients to wait at least one year before beginning a new relationship. The first year of addiction recovery is a vital time when your sobriety should be in the absolute forefront and will take all of your focus and energy.

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.

If you do meet someone special within the first year of recovery, taking it slowly and being honest that your sobriety is the most important factor in your life is crucial.

Dating in recovery can be challenging for many reasons.