Whether you are single and getting sober, or recovery is a part of your relationship, here are some tips to help you date smarter and safer. A therapeutic environment is a necessity for learning more functional patterns of behavior and gaining insight into the origins of your disease.
This guideline is designed to protect the addict as well as the people they might date.If you have not heard it yet, you are not a “bad” person because you are an alcoholic or addict.You are a “sick” person, however, that needs to concentrate on getting better.Did you know that when you enter alcohol or drug rehab, there is a good chance that you will be asked to agree to a non-fraternization policy?
This means that you agree to stay out of relationships with other clients.
“Safety should be at the forefront of everyone’s mind,” says Stan Tatkin, Psy D, MFT, author and assistant clinical professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.