Help dating recovering addict
Yes, a recovering addict does need support, more than you might expect.
To fully understand what this person is going through, and has been through, you should read up on addiction.
Everything is about him – his pain, his frustration, his discomfort.
I have come to think of him as a chronic malcontent.
There are downsides and challenges, but there are also some unexpected bonuses.
Roughly half of all addicts in recovery will relapse at least once and use again. If you are completely unfamiliar with addiction and have no experience with addicts, you may want to attend a few support group meetings or see a drug counselor to learn what to expect and how to help during a relapse.
The decision is personal and entirely yours to make.