However, that one drink turns into a three-day bender. Steve reluctantly checks himself into a local detox unit. Following this nightmare, Steve decides to call the relationship quits.The above is a nightmare scenario anyone in recovery will wish to avoid.

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Unfortunately, society often judges recovered addicts harshly. Well, the answer is simple: Society tells us that addiction is bad.

And unfortunately, people often equate recovery with addiction, even though the two are polar opposites!

It's likely he or she used to live a very different lifestyle to his or her current one.

But if you're to make the relationship work, it's essential you are at ease with your date’s recovery.

Many recovered addicts have spent countless hours educating themselves about nutrition, healthy eating, relationships, self-awareness and exercise.

Rather than begrudgingly avoiding drugs and/or alcohol, most recovered addicts are active in their recovery program.By the time you finish reading this handy guide, you will be armed with several strategies for effectively dating somebody who is now in recovery.Meet Shelley and Steve Shelley is 32 years old and lives in San Diego.At first, Shelley is crazy about Steve, but she subsequently discovers Steve is a recovered addict.Unfortunately, Shelley feels Steve’s prior addiction is due to some sort of moral failing on his part.Whatever the situation you find yourself in, here are eight tested tips for dating somebody in recovery.