Put simply, they’ve been avoiding reality and their true emotions for a very long time – usually several years or even decades – and without the ability to moderate those sensations (via an addictive substance or behavior) they can very easily become overwhelmed and/or addled.One moment they feel awesome, on top of the world, incredibly attractive, and unbelievably horny; the next moment they feel like the world’s biggest pile of dog crap, completely unworthy of love and affection.Men and women learn a lot in recovery, not just about staying sober but living a happy, satisfying life.They don’t need to be taken care of; they learned how to do that for themselves.If they’re single, they’re told to stay that way for the next year, no matter how attracted they are to another person (or people).The reasoning behind this recommendation centers on the fact that addicts new to the process of healing are typically not thinking all that clearly.As someone who is sober himself, 21-year-old Founder and CEO Antoine Nauleau has recently developed and launched an app targeting anyone living a sober life called “Sober“.Today, we talk with him about healthy dating, and what it looks like.
Because recovery is a lifelong process, recovering addicts are in a perpetual state of self-improvement.
Johann Hari shared his conclusion from significant research, that the opposite of addiction is not sobriety but connection.
Hari’s opinion is supported by psychiatrist and author Dr.
In early sobriety, the now sober individual must relearn, or possibly learn for the first time, appropriate skills for healthy relationships with others.
Communication, intimacy, and trust can be difficult areas to master for the newly sober individual.