Addiction is a disease, and like other diseases, it requires lifelong care and attention. July 15th By:
Consider how dating a former addict can make for a great relationship. Are you prepared to support someone else in dealing with a chronic, relapsing disorder? Depending upon the drug of choice, the type of treatment your potential partner chose, the number of years spent in addiction, and the number of years spent in sobriety, your potential partner may be more or less likely to relapse — but relapse is an ever-present threat and just as deadly after a period of sobriety, if not more so. Dating is tricky business, no matter who you are or whom you date. Former addicts are non-judgmental.