Online dating for drug users
SOBER: Healthy dating in recovery, should look like healthy dating in general.
Important factors to healthy dating include being able to set boundaries and respect each others boundaries.
SOBER: We believe that it is important to offer the same services to anyone and everyone, no matter what your sexual orientation.
Users can change their sexual preferences and choose to be interested in “Male”, “Female”, or “Both”.
Some might be ready before a year, others might need longer.
SOBER: Although online dating and social media are fun and effective, I think it’s important to not only rely on them in order to meet people or maintain friendships.
Once again, it all comes to balance; social media and dating apps can be a great way to maintain social connection and meet people, but it shouldn’t be your only main avenue.
With so many new “opportunities” out there — with the illusion that a life-changing upgrade was just a click away — I couldn’t maintain my focus on our relationship.
Much advice is doled out in the rooms of 12-step meetings about relationships in early recovery.
SOBER: Putting everyone in the same category of “don’t have sex” in the first year of recovery, isn’t very effective nor fair.
We’re called individuals for a reason, as we are all individualistic, which means it worth looking into yourself as well as being open to feedback from others, in order to effectively understand when you might be ready to start engaging in sexual activity again.