Dating former meth user
This guideline is designed to protect the addict as well as the people they might date.
In the earliest stages, most recovering addicts are trying to figure out who they are, what they want and how to be in a healthy relationship.
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The threat of relapse need not deter you from dating someone firmly grounded in their recovery. By educating yourself about disease of addiction, you’ll know what to expect and when to ask for help.
If you care about someone in active addiction, help them into treatment and hold off on turning a friendship into more until they’re grounded in their recovery.
If they are in recovery, how long have they stayed sober?
Beyond the first year, the longer someone has maintained their sobriety the more secure you can feel that you’re choosing a partner who is healthy and whole.
An estimated 40 to 60 percent of addicts relapse, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.