Dating a bipolar drug addict
After evaluating all of the pros and cons, the real question isn’t whether you should date a recovering addict, but whether the person has the qualities you want in a romantic partner.
All of these can be difficult to understand, so you have to honestly evaluate and communicate your tolerance level.
He's tried and failed over the past year to clean up on his own, and has checked himself into a 5-month rehab program (inpatient except on weekends) that does non stop therapy, alternative therapies, and exercise. I admire him for that and we have a good laugh and seen good together.
I was hoping that after the program we could slowly start to date. The question is, I am on anti-depressants for when I was being bully at work.
Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough Just as important as assessing the recovering addict’s status is understanding your own. Does addiction strike a nerve with you, perhaps because there’s an addict in your family?
Although research has refuted outdated assumptions about addiction, surveys have shown that people judge addicts (even recovering ones) more harshly than people struggling with obesity, depression and even schizophrenia.
Men and women learn a lot in recovery, not just about staying sober but living a happy, satisfying life.